Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God.

Holman Bible

and not just as we had hoped. Instead, they gave themselves especially to the Lord, then to us by God’s will.

International Standard Version

We did not expect that! They gave themselves to the Lord first and then to us, since this was God's will.

A Conservative Version

And it was not as we expected, but first they gave themselves to the Lord and to us through the will of God,

American Standard Version

and this , not as we had hoped, but first they gave their own selves to the Lord, and to us through the will of God.

Amplified

Nor [was this gift of theirs merely the contribution] that we expected, but first they gave themselves to the Lord and to us [as His agents] by the will of God [ entirely disregarding their personal interests, they gave as much as they possibly could, having put themselves at our disposal to be directed by the will of God] -- "

An Understandable Version

And they did not [just] do as we had hoped, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and [then] to us through the will of God.

Anderson New Testament

and they did this, not only as we had hoped, but they gave them selves first to the Lord, and then to us, through the will of God;

Bible in Basic English

And going even farther than our hope, they first gave themselves to the Lord and to us after the purpose of God.

Common New Testament

And they did not do as we expected, but they first gave themselves to the Lord and to us by the will of God.

Daniel Mace New Testament

and in this they out-did my expectation; such was the divine pleasure, they first gave themselves to the Lord, and then made me an offer to go themselves to Corinth.

Darby Translation

And not according as we hoped, but they gave themselves first to the Lord, and to us by God's will.

Godbey New Testament

and not as we hoped, but they gave themselves first to the Lord, and to us through the will of God:

Goodspeed New Testament

They did far more than I hoped, for first in obedience to God's will, they gave themselves to the Lord, and to me.

John Wesley New Testament

And this they did, not as we hoped; but first gave themselves to the Lord, and to us by the will of God:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord and then unto us by the will of God.

Julia Smith Translation

And not as we hoped, but they gave themselves first to the Lord, and to us by the will of God.

King James 2000

And this they did, not as we expected, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God.

Lexham Expanded Bible

and not just as we had hoped, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and [then] to us, by the will of God.

Modern King James verseion

And not as we hoped, but first they gave themselves to the Lord, and to us through the will of God,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And this they did, not as we looked for; but gave their own selves first to the Lord, and after unto us by the will of God:

Moffatt New Testament

They have done more than I expected; they gave themselves to the Lord, to begin with, and then (for so God willed it) they put themselves at my disposal.

Montgomery New Testament

And this not as I had expected, but in accordance with the will of God, they first gave themselves to God and to me.

NET Bible

And they did this not just as we had hoped, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and to us by the will of God.

New Heart English Bible

This was not as we had hoped, but first they gave their own selves to the Lord, and to us through the will of God.

Noyes New Testament

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

Sawyer New Testament

and not as we hoped, but they first gave themselves to the Lord and to us by the will of God,

The Emphasized Bible

And, not merely as we hoped, but, themselves, gave they, first, unto the Lord and unto us through God's will,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And not [merely] as we hoped, but gave themselves first to the Lord, and to us according to the will of God.

Twentieth Century New Testament

And that, not only in the way we had expected; but first they gave themselves to the Lord, and to us also, in accordance with God's will.

Webster

And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and to us by the will of God:

Weymouth New Testament

They not only did this, as we had expected, but first of all in obedience to God's will they gave their own selves to the Lord and to us.

Williams New Testament

They did not do as I expected but even more; they first by God's will gave themselves to the Lord, and then to me;

World English Bible

This was not as we had hoped, but first they gave their own selves to the Lord, and to us through the will of God.

Worrell New Testament

and they did this not as we hoped, but they first gave themselves to the Lord, and to us through the will of God;

Worsley New Testament

And this they did not merely as we hoped, but first gave themselves unto the Lord, and to us by the will of God.

Youngs Literal Translation

and not according as we expected, but themselves they did give first to the Lord, and to us, through the will of God,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

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

this they did, not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

as
καθώς 
Kathos 
as, even as, according as, when, according to, how, as well as
Usage: 141

we hoped
ἐλπίζω 
Elpizo 
Usage: 29

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

πρῶτον 
Proton 
first, at the first Trans, first of all,
Usage: 40

δίδωμι 
Didomi 
Usage: 254

ἑαυτοῦ 
heautou 
Usage: 249

to the Lord
κύριος 
Kurios 
Usage: 643

and

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

unto us
ἡμῖν 
hemin 
us, we, our, for us
Usage: 160

by
διά 
Dia 
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
Usage: 527

the will
θέλημα 
thelema 
will, desire, pleasure
Usage: 45

References

Context Readings

Generosity In Giving

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. 6 So we urged Titus that as he had previously made a beginning, so he would also complete in you this gracious work as well.


Cross References

1 Samuel 1:28

"So I have also dedicated him to the LORD; as long as he lives he is dedicated to the LORD " And he worshiped the LORD there.

1 Chronicles 12:18

Then the Spirit came upon Amasai, who was the chief of the thirty, and he said, "We are yours, O David, And with you, O son of Jesse! Peace, peace to you, And peace to him who helps you; Indeed, your God helps you!" Then David received them and made them captains of the band.

2 Chronicles 30:8

"Now do not stiffen your neck like your fathers, but yield to the LORD and enter His sanctuary which He has consecrated forever, and serve the LORD your God, that His burning anger may turn away from you.

2 Chronicles 30:12

The hand of God was also on Judah to give them one heart to do what the king and the princes commanded by the word of the LORD.

Isaiah 44:3-5

'For I will pour out water on the thirsty land And streams on the dry ground; I will pour out My Spirit on your offspring And My blessing on your descendants;

Jeremiah 31:33

"But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days," declares the LORD, "I will put My law within them and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.

Zechariah 13:9

"And I will bring the third part through the fire, Refine them as silver is refined, And test them as gold is tested They will call on My name, And I will answer them; I will say, 'They are My people,' And they will say, 'The LORD is my God.'"

Romans 6:13

and do not go on presenting the members of your body to sin as instruments of unrighteousness; but present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.

Romans 12:1

Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.

Romans 14:7-9

For not one of us lives for himself, and not one dies for himself;

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?

2 Corinthians 4:5

For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus' sake.

2 Corinthians 5:14-15

For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died;

2 Corinthians 8:1

Now, brethren, we wish to make known to you the grace of God which has been given in the churches of Macedonia,

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