Parallel Verses

NET Bible

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

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 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.

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 that during a severe ordeal of suffering, their abundant joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in the wealth of their generosity. 3 For I testify, they gave according to their means and beyond their means. They did so voluntarily, 4 begging us with great earnestness for the blessing and fellowship of helping the saints.


Cross References

Exodus 35:29

The Israelites brought a freewill offering to the Lord, every man and woman whose heart was willing to bring materials for all the work that the Lord through Moses had commanded them to do.

Exodus 35:5

Take an offering for the Lord. Let everyone who has a willing heart bring an offering to the Lord: gold, silver, bronze,

Exodus 35:21-22

Everyone whose heart stirred him to action and everyone whose spirit was willing came and brought the offering for the Lord for the work of the tent of meeting, for all its service, and for the holy garments.

1 Chronicles 29:5-6

for gold and silver items, and for all the work of the craftsmen. Who else wants to contribute to the Lord today?"

1 Chronicles 29:9

The people were delighted with their donations, for they contributed to the Lord with a willing attitude; King David was also very happy.

1 Corinthians 16:2

On the first day of the week, each of you should set aside some income and save it to the extent that God has blessed you, so that a collection will not have to be made when I come.

1 Corinthians 16:2

On the first day of the week, each of you should set aside some income and save it to the extent that God has blessed you, so that a collection will not have to be made when I come.

1 Chronicles 29:13-17

Now, our God, we give thanks to you and praise your majestic name!

Psalm 110:3

Your people willingly follow you when you go into battle. On the holy hills at sunrise the dew of your youth belongs to you.

Mark 14:8

She did what she could. She anointed my body beforehand for burial.

Acts 11:29

So the disciples, each in accordance with his financial ability, decided to send relief to the brothers living in Judea.

Romans 10:2

For I can testify that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not in line with the truth.

1 Corinthians 9:17

For if I do this voluntarily, I have a reward. But if I do it unwillingly, I am entrusted with a responsibility.

2 Corinthians 8:11-12

to finish what you started, so that just as you wanted to do it eagerly, you can also complete it according to your means.

2 Corinthians 8:16-17

But thanks be to God who put in the heart of Titus the same devotion I have for you,

2 Corinthians 9:6-7

My point is this: The person who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the person who sows generously will also reap generously.

Galatians 4:15

Where then is your sense of happiness now? For I testify about you that if it were possible, you would have pulled out your eyes and given them to me!

Philippians 2:13

for the one bringing forth in you both the desire and the effort -- for the sake of his good pleasure -- is God.

Colossians 4:13

For I can testify that he has worked hard for you and for those in Laodicea and Hierapolis.

1 Thessalonians 2:8

with such affection for you we were happy to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives, because you had become dear to us.

1 Peter 4:11

Whoever speaks, let it be with God's words. Whoever serves, do so with the strength that God supplies, so that in everything God will be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen.

1 Peter 5:2

Give a shepherd's care to God's flock among you, exercising oversight not merely as a duty but willingly under God's direction, not for shameful profit but eagerly.

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