1 Now, brethren, we wish to make known to you the grace of God which has been agiven in the churches of bMacedonia,
2 that in a great ordeal of affliction their abundance of joy and their deep poverty overflowed in the awealth of their liberality.
3 For I testify that aaccording to their ability, and beyond their ability, they gave of their own accord,
4 begging us with much urging for the afavor 1of participation in the 2bsupport of the 3saints,
5 and this, not as we had 1expected, but they first agave themselves to the Lord and to us by bthe will of God.
6 So we aurged bTitus that as he had previously cmade a beginning, so he would also complete in you dthis gracious work as well.
7 But just as you aabound bin everything, in faith and utterance and knowledge and in all earnestness and in the 1love we inspired in you, see that you aabound in this gracious work also.