Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

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

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,

Amplified

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

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
For
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

References

Context Readings

Generosity In Giving

2 how that in much proof of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality. 3 For according to their power, I bear witness, yea and beyond their power, they gave of their own accord, 4 beseeching us with much entreaty in regard of this grace and the fellowship in the ministering to the saints:


Cross References

Exodus 35:29

The children of Israel brought a freewill-offering unto Jehovah; every man and woman, whose heart made them willing to bring for all the work, which Jehovah had commanded to be made by Moses.

Exodus 35:5

Take ye from among you an offering unto Jehovah; whosoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it, Jehovah's offering: gold, and silver, and brass,

Exodus 35:21-22

And they came, every one whose heart stirred him up, and every one whom his spirit made willing, and brought Jehovah's offering, for the work of the tent of meeting, and for all the service thereof, 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, and for all manner of work to be made by the hands of artificers. Who then offereth willingly to consecrate himself this day unto Jehovah?

1 Chronicles 29:9

Then the people rejoiced, for that they offered willingly, because with a perfect heart they offered willingly to Jehovah: and David the king also rejoiced with great joy.

1 Corinthians 16:2

Upon the first day of the week let each one of you lay by him in store, as he may prosper, that no collections be made when I come.

1 Corinthians 16:2

Upon the first day of the week let each one of you lay by him in store, as he may prosper, that no collections be made when I come.

1 Chronicles 29:13-17

Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.

Psalm 110:3

Thy people offer themselves willingly In the day of thy power, in holy array: Out of the womb of the morning Thou hast the dew of thy youth.

Mark 14:8

She hath done what she could; she hath anointed my body beforehand for the burying.

Acts 11:29

And the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren that dwelt in Judea:

Romans 10:2

For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.

1 Corinthians 9:17

For if I do this of mine own will, I have a reward: but if not of mine own will, I have a stewardship intrusted to me.

2 Corinthians 8:11-12

But now complete the doing also; that as there was the readiness to will, so there may be the completion also out of your ability.

2 Corinthians 8:16-17

But thanks be to God, who putteth the same earnest care for you into the heart of Titus.

2 Corinthians 9:6-7

But this I say, He that soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he that soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.

Galatians 4:15

Where then is that gratulation of yourselves? for I bear you witness, that, if possible, ye would have plucked out your eyes and given them to me.

Philippians 2:13

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

Colossians 4:13

For I bear him witness, that he hath much labor for you, and for them in Laodicea, and for them in Hierapolis.

1 Thessalonians 2:8

even so, being affectionately desirous of you, we were well pleased to impart unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were become very dear to us.

1 Peter 4:11

if any man speaketh,'speaking as it were oracles of God; is any man ministereth, ministering as of the strength which God supplieth: that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, whose is the glory and the dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

1 Peter 5:2

Tend the flock of God which is among you, exercising the oversight, not of constraint, but willingly, according to the will of God; nor yet for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;

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