Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

For I testify that according to their ability, and beyond their ability, they gave of their own accord,

King James Version

For to their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves;

Holman Bible

I testify that, on their own, according to their ability and beyond their ability,

International Standard Version

I can testify that by their own free will they have given to the utmost of their ability, yes, even beyond their ability.

A Conservative Version

so that according to their ability, I testify, and beyond their ability, willingly,

American Standard Version

For according to their power, I bear witness, yea and beyond their power, they gave of their own accord,

Amplified

For, as I can bear witness, [they gave] according to their ability, yes, and beyond their ability; and [they did it] voluntarily,

An Understandable Version

For I testify that they gave [financial help] to the full limit of their ability, yes and even beyond it. [And they did this] entirely on their own,

Anderson New Testament

for I testify that according to their power, and beyond their power, they gave voluntarily,

Bible in Basic English

For I give them witness, that as they were able, and even more than they were able, they gave from the impulse of their hearts,

Common New Testament

For I testify that according to their ability, and even beyond their ability, they gave of their own free will,

Daniel Mace New Testament

(I bear them witness) yea, and beyond their power:

Darby Translation

For according to their power, I bear witness, and beyond their power, they were willing of their own accord,

Godbey New Testament

Because I witness, that according to their ability, and beyond their ability they were anxious,

Goodspeed New Testament

For they have given to the utmost of their ability, as I can bear them witness, and beyond it,

John Wesley New Testament

That to their power, I testify, and beyond their power, they were willing of themselves,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For to their power, I bear record, and even beyond their power they were willing of themselves,

Julia Smith Translation

For according to power, I testify, and above power chosen voluntarily;

King James 2000

For to their ability, I bear record, yea, and beyond their ability they were willing of themselves;

Lexham Expanded Bible

I testify that [they gave] according to [their] ability, and beyond [their] ability, by their own choice,

Modern King James verseion

For I testify that according to their ability, and beyond their ability; they gave willingly;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For to their powers - I bear them record - yea and beyond their power, they were willing of their own accord,

Moffatt New Testament

I can testify that up to their means, aye and beyond their means, they have given ??4 begging me of their own accord, most urgently, for the favour of contributing to the support of the saints.

Montgomery New Testament

For I can testify that according to their ability, and even beyond their ability, of their own free will, too, they have given help.

NET Bible

For I testify, they gave according to their means and beyond their means. They did so voluntarily,

New Heart English Bible

For according to their power, I testify, yes and beyond their power, they gave of their own accord,

Noyes New Testament

for according to their power, I bear witness, and beyond their power, they gave of their own accord,

Sawyer New Testament

For according to their ability, I testify, and beyond their ability, of their own accord,

The Emphasized Bible

That, according to power, I bear witness, and beyond power, of their own accord, they acted , -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For unto their power, I bear them witness, and above their power, they were voluntarily ready [to give]:

Twentieth Century New Testament

I can bear witness that to the full extent of their power, and even beyond their power, spontaneously,

Webster

For to their power, I bear testimony, and even beyond their power, they were willing of themselves;

Weymouth New Testament

For I can testify that to the utmost of their power, and even beyond their power, they have of their own free will given help.

Williams New Testament

For they have given, I can testify, to the utmost of their ability, and even beyond their ability. Of their own accord,

World English Bible

For according to their power, I testify, yes and beyond their power, they gave of their own accord,

Worrell New Testament

For, according to their power, I bear witness, and beyond their power, they gave of their own accord;

Worsley New Testament

For to their power, I bear them witness, yea and beyond their power, they contributed of their own accord:

Youngs Literal Translation

because, according to their power, I testify, and above their power, they were willing of themselves,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

to
κατά 
Kata 
according to, after, against, in, by, daily , as,
Usage: 428

δύναμις 
Dunamis 
δύναμις 
Dunamis 
Usage: 95
Usage: 95

μαρτυρέω 
Martureo 
Usage: 58

yea, and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

ὑπέρ 
Huper 
Usage: 138

Context Readings

Generosity In Giving

2 that in a great ordeal of affliction their abundance of joy and their deep poverty overflowed in the wealth of their liberality. 3 For I testify that according to their ability, and beyond their ability, they gave of their own accord, 4 begging us with much urging for the favor of participation in the support of the saints,


Cross References

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.

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.

1 Chronicles 29:5-6

of gold for the things of gold and of silver for the things of silver, that is, for all the work done by the craftsmen. Who then is willing to consecrate himself this day to the LORD?"

1 Chronicles 29:9

Then the people rejoiced because they had offered so willingly, for they made their offering to the LORD with a whole heart, and King David also rejoiced greatly.

1 Corinthians 16:2

On the first day of every week each one of you is to put aside and save, as he may prosper, so that no collections be made when I come.

1 Corinthians 16:2

On the first day of every week each one of you is to put aside and save, as he may prosper, so that no collections be made when I come.

1 Chronicles 29:13-17

"Now therefore, our God, we thank You, and praise Your glorious name.

Psalm 110:3

Your people will volunteer freely in the day of Your power; In holy array, from the womb of the dawn, Your youth are to You as the dew.

Mark 14:8

"She has done what she could; she has anointed My body beforehand for the burial.

Acts 11:29

And in the proportion that any of the disciples had means, each of them determined to send a contribution for the relief of the brethren living in Judea.

Romans 10:2

For I testify about them that they have a zeal for God, but not in accordance with knowledge.

1 Corinthians 9:17

For if I do this voluntarily, I have a reward; but if against my will, I have a stewardship entrusted to me.

2 Corinthians 8:11-12

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.

2 Corinthians 8:16-17

But thanks be to God who puts the same earnestness on your behalf in the heart of Titus.

2 Corinthians 9:6-7

Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.

Galatians 4:15

Where then is that sense of blessing you had? For I bear you witness that, if possible, you would have plucked out your eyes and given them to me.

Philippians 2:13

for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.

Colossians 4:13

For I testify for him that he has a deep concern for you and for those who are in Laodicea and Hierapolis.

1 Thessalonians 2:8

Having so fond an affection for you, we were well-pleased to impart to you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives, because you had become very dear to us.

1 Peter 4:11

Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

1 Peter 5:2

shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness;

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