Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

begging us with much urging for the favor of participation in the support of the saints,

King James Version

Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.

Holman Bible

they begged us insistently for the privilege of sharing in the ministry to the saints,

International Standard Version

They begged us earnestly for the privilege of participating in this ministry to the saints.

A Conservative Version

with much exhortation, begging of us the favor, even the fellowship of service for the sanctified.

American Standard Version

beseeching us with much entreaty in regard of this grace and the fellowship in the ministering to the saints:

Amplified

Begging us most insistently for the favor and the fellowship of contributing in this ministration for [the relief and support of] the saints [in Jerusalem].

An Understandable Version

[even] pleading with us and requesting the privilege of taking part in this service to the saints [i.e., God's holy people] in Jerusalem. [See also 9:1-15; I Cor. 16:1-2; Rom. 15:25-28].

Anderson New Testament

beseeching us, with much entreaty, that they might give, and take part in the ministering to the saints;

Bible in Basic English

Seriously requesting us that they might have a part in this grace of being servants to the needs of the saints:

Common New Testament

urgently pleading with us for the privilege of sharing in the relief of the saints.

Daniel Mace New Testament

earnestly intreating me to take the gift, and the charge of conveying it to the converts at Jerusalem:

Darby Translation

begging of us with much entreaty to give effect to the grace and fellowship of the service which was to be rendered to the saints.

Godbey New Testament

with much exhortation praying our favor and the fellowship of the ministry which is to the saints:

Goodspeed New Testament

and begged me most earnestly, of their own accord, to let them share in the support of their fellow-Christians.

John Wesley New Testament

Praying us with much intreaty, to receive the gift and take a part in ministring it to the saints.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the grace and take upon us the fellowship of the ministry to the saints.

Julia Smith Translation

Praying us with much entreaty that we receive the grace and participation of the service for saints.

King James 2000

Begging us with much entreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.

Lexham Expanded Bible

requesting of us with much exhortation the favor and the fellowship of the ministry to the saints,

Modern King James verseion

with much beseeching, begging us that they might receive of us the grace and the fellowship of the ministry to the saints.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and prayed us with great instance, that we would receive their benefit, and suffer them to be partakers with others in ministering to the saints.

Montgomery New Testament

With earnest entreaty they craved of me the privilege of a share in ministering to the saints in Jerusalem.

NET Bible

begging us with great earnestness for the blessing and fellowship of helping the saints.

New Heart English Bible

begging us with much entreaty to receive this grace and the fellowship in the service to the saints.

Noyes New Testament

begging of us with much entreaty the favor of sharing in the ministration to the saints;

Sawyer New Testament

with much entreaty they desired of us the favor of a participation in the service to the saints;

The Emphasized Bible

With much exhortation, entreating of us the favour and the fellowship of the ministry which was for the saints; -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

with much entreaty praying us that we would receive the gift, and [undertake] the communication of the contribution for the saints.

Twentieth Century New Testament

And with many an appeal to us for permission, they showed their love, and contributed their share towards the fund for their fellow-Christians.

Webster

Praying us with much entreaty, that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.

Weymouth New Testament

With earnest entreaty they begged from us the favour of being allowed to share in the service now being rendered to God's people.

Williams New Testament

with earnest entreaty, they kept on begging me for the favor of sharing in this service that is being rendered to God's people.

World English Bible

begging us with much entreaty to receive this grace and the fellowship in the service to the saints.

Worrell New Testament

beseeching us with much entreaty as to the grace and the participation in the ministering to the saints;

Worsley New Testament

intreating us with much importunity, that we would convey the gift, and so take upon us a part of the ministration to the saints.

Youngs Literal Translation

with much entreaty calling on us to receive the favour and the fellowship of the ministration to the saints,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
δέομαι 
Deomai 
Usage: 18

us
ἡμῶν 
hemon 
our, us, we, not tr,
Usage: 388

with
μετά 
meta 
with, after, among, hereafter , afterward , against, not tr,
Usage: 346

πολύς πολλός 
Polus 
Usage: 292

παράκλησις 
Paraklesis 
Usage: 28

that we
ἡμᾶς 
hemas 
us, we, our, us-ward 9, not tr
Usage: 170

δέχομαι 
Dechomai 
Usage: 30

the gift
χάρις 
Charis 
Usage: 151

and

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

κοινωνία 
Koinonia 
Usage: 20

of the ministering
διακονία 
Diakonia 
Usage: 33

to
εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

Context Readings

Generosity In Giving

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, 5 and this, not as we had expected, but they first gave themselves to the Lord and to us by the will of God.


Cross References

Acts 24:17

"Now after several years I came to bring alms to my nation and to present offerings;

1 Corinthians 16:3-4

When I arrive, whomever you may approve, I will send them with letters to carry your gift to Jerusalem;

2 Corinthians 9:1

For it is superfluous for me to write to you about this ministry to the saints;

Romans 15:25-26

but now, I am going to Jerusalem serving the saints.

Genesis 33:10-11

Jacob said, "No, please, if now I have found favor in your sight, then take my present from my hand, for I see your face as one sees the face of God, and you have received me favorably.

2 Kings 5:15-16

When he returned to the man of God with all his company, and came and stood before him, he said, "Behold now, I know that there is no God in all the earth, but in Israel; so please take a present from your servant now."

Matthew 10:42

"And whoever in the name of a disciple gives to one of these little ones even a cup of cold water to drink, truly I say to you, he shall not lose his reward."

Matthew 12:50

"For whoever does the will of My Father who is in heaven, he is My brother and sister and mother."

Matthew 25:40

"The King will answer and say to them, 'Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.'

Matthew 25:44-45

"Then they themselves also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not take care of You?'

Mark 14:7

"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.

John 19:26-27

When Jesus then saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, He said to His mother, "Woman, behold, your son!"

Acts 6:1-7

Now at this time while the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint arose on the part of the Hellenistic Jews against the native Hebrews, because their widows were being overlooked in the daily serving of food.

Acts 9:39-41

So Peter arose and went with them. When he arrived, they brought him into the upper room; and all the widows stood beside him, weeping and showing all the tunics and garments that Dorcas used to make while she was with them.

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.

Acts 16:15

And when she and her household had been baptized, she urged us, saying, "If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house and stay." And she prevailed upon us.

Romans 15:31

that I may be rescued from those who are disobedient in Judea, and that my service for Jerusalem may prove acceptable to the saints;

1 Corinthians 16:1

Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I directed the churches of Galatia, so do you also.

1 Corinthians 16:15

Now I urge you, brethren (you know the household of Stephanas, that they were the first fruits of Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves for ministry to the saints),

2 Corinthians 8:18-19

We have sent along with him the brother whose fame in the things of the gospel has spread through all the churches;

2 Corinthians 9:12-14

For the ministry of this service is not only fully supplying the needs of the saints, but is also overflowing through many thanksgivings to God.

Galatians 2:10

They only asked us to remember the poor--the very thing I also was eager to do.

Galatians 6:10

So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.

1 Timothy 5:10

having a reputation for good works; and if she has brought up children, if she has shown hospitality to strangers, if she has washed the saints' feet, if she has assisted those in distress, and if she has devoted herself to every good work.

Hebrews 6:10

For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints.

1 John 3:16-18

We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.



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