2 Corinthians 8:12



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

For if the readiness is present, it is acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have.

King James Version

For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.

International Standard Version

For if the eagerness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what you have, not according to what you do not have.

A Conservative Version

For if the willingness is present, it is acceptable to the extent if some man has, not to the extent he does not have.

American Standard Version

For if the readiness is there, it is acceptable according as a man hath, not according as he hath not.

Amplified

For if the [eager] readiness to give is there, then it is acceptable and welcomed in proportion to what a person has, not according to what he does not have.

An Understandable Version

For if the eagerness is there, [then] whatever a person has [to give] is acceptable, and not what he does not have.

Anderson New Testament

For if there is a readiness of mind, one is accepted according to what he has, not according to what he has not.

Bible in Basic English

For if there is a ready mind, a man will have God's approval in the measure of what he has, and not of what he has not.

Common New Testament

For if the readiness is there, it is acceptable according to what a man has, not according to what he does not have.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for what a man gives with a ready mind, according to his abilities, is well received; but not when he goes beyond his circumstances.

Darby Translation

For if the readiness be there, a man is accepted according to what he may have, not according to what he has not.

Godbey New Testament

For if there is first a willing mind, it is acceptable according to what one may have, and not according to what he has not.

Goodspeed New Testament

If a man is willing to give, the value of his gift is in its proportion to what he has, not to what he has not.

Holman Bible

For if the eagerness is there, it is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what he does not have.

John Wesley New Testament

For if there be first a ready mind, a man is accepted, according to what he hath, not according to what he hath not.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For if there is first a willing desire, it is accepted according to what a person has and not according to what they do not have.

Julia Smith Translation

For if a forwardness lie before, according as any has, it is acceptable, not as he has not.

King James 2000

For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to what a man has, and not according to what he has not.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For if the eagerness is present {according to what one has}, [it is] acceptable not {according to what one does not have}.

Modern King James verseion

For if the eagerness is present, it is acceptable according to what one has, and not according to what one does not have.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.

Moffatt New Testament

If only one is ready to give, according to his means, it is acceptable; he is not asked to give what he has not got.

Montgomery New Testament

For if there be first willing mind, the gift is accepted according to what a man has, and not according to what he has not.

NET Bible

For if the eagerness is present, the gift itself is acceptable according to whatever one has, not according to what he does not have.

New Heart English Bible

For if the readiness is there, it is acceptable according to what you have, not according to what you do not have.

New simplified Bible

For if the readiness is there, it is acceptable according to what a man has, not according to what he does not have.

Noyes New Testament

For if there be first the willing mind, it is accepted according to what a man hath, not according to what he hath not.

Sawyer New Testament

For if there is a willing mind, a man is acceptable according to what he has, and not according to what he has not.

The Emphasized Bible

For, if the forwardness is set forth, according to what one may have, he is well approved, not according to what one hath not.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For if there is first a ready mind, a man is acceptable according to what he hath, and not according to what he hath not.

Twentieth Century New Testament

For, where there is willingness, a man's gift is valued by its comparison with what he has, and not with what he has not.

Webster

For if there is first a willing mind, it is accepted according to what a man hath, and not according to what he hath not.

Weymouth New Testament

For, assuming the earnest willingness, the gift is acceptable according to whatever a man has, and not according to what he has not.

Williams New Testament

If a man is ready and willing to give, his gift is acceptable in accordance with what he has, not with what he does not have.

World English Bible

For if the readiness is there, it is acceptable according to what you have, not according to what you don't have.

Worrell New Testament

for, if the readiness is present, it is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what he has not.

Worsley New Testament

For if there be first a willing mind, any me is accepted according to what he hath, not according to what he hath not.

Youngs Literal Translation

for if the willing mind is present, according to that which any one may have it is well-accepted, not according to that which he hath not;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
γάρ 
Gar 
for , , not tr
Usage: 825

if
εἰ 
Ei 
if , whether , that , not tr ,
Usage: 218

πρόκειμαι 
Prokeimai 
be set before , be first , be set forth
Usage: 5

προθυμία 
Prothumia 
Usage: 5

it is accepted
εὐπρόσδεκτος 
Euprosdektos 
Usage: 5

καθό 
Katho 
according to , as , inasmuch as
Usage: 4

a man
τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 373

ἔχω 
Echo 
have , be , need , , vr have
Usage: 479

and not
οὐ 
Ou 
not , no , cannot ,
Usage: 1032

καθό 
Katho 
according to , as , inasmuch as
Usage: 4

ἔχω 
Echo 
have , be , need , , vr have
Usage: 479

References

Morish

Context Readings

Generosity In Giving

11 But now finish doing it also, so that just as there was the readiness to desire it, so there may be also the completion of it by your ability. 12 For if the readiness is present, it is acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have. 13 For this is not for the ease of others and for your affliction, but by way of equality--


Cross References

2 Corinthians 9:7

Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Exodus 25:2

"Tell the sons of Israel to raise a contribution for Me; from every man whose heart moves him you shall raise My contribution.

Exodus 35:5

'Take from among you a contribution to the LORD; whoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it as the LORD'S contribution: gold, silver, and bronze,

Exodus 35:21-22

Everyone whose heart stirred him and everyone whose spirit moved him came and brought the LORD'S contribution for the work of the tent of meeting and for all its service and for the holy garments.

Exodus 35:29

The Israelites, all the men and women, whose heart moved them to bring material for all the work, which the LORD had commanded through Moses to be done, brought a freewill offering to the LORD.

1 Chronicles 29:3-18

"Moreover, in my delight in the house of my God, the treasure I have of gold and silver, I give to the house of my God, over and above all that I have already provided for the holy temple,

2 Chronicles 6:8

"But the LORD said to my father David, 'Because it was in your heart to build a house for My name, you did well that it was in your heart.

Proverbs 19:22

What is desirable in a man is his kindness, And it is better to be a poor man than a liar.

Mark 12:42-44

A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which amount to a cent.

Mark 14:7-8

"For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you wish you can do good to them; but you do not always have Me.

Luke 7:44-46

Turning toward the woman, He said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave Me no water for My feet, but she has wet My feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair.

Luke 12:47-48

"And that slave who knew his master's will and did not get ready or act in accord with his will, will receive many lashes,

Luke 16:10

"He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much.

Luke 21:1-4

And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury.

1 Peter 4:10

As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.



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