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,
8 I aam not speaking this as a command, but as proving through the earnestness of others the sincerity of your love also.
12 For if the readiness is present, it is acceptable aaccording to what a person has, not according to what he does not have.
15 as it is written, “aHe who gathered much did not have too much, and he who gathered little had no lack.”
17 For he not only accepted our aappeal, but being himself very earnest, he has gone to you of his own accord.
19 aand not only this, but he has also been bappointed by the churches to travel with us in cthis gracious work, which is being administered by us for the glory of the Lord Himself, and to show our dreadiness,
20 1taking precaution so that no one will discredit us in our administration of this generous gift;
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