Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah. Although he was rich, for your sakes he became poor, so that you, through his poverty, might become rich.

New American Standard Bible

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich.

King James Version

For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.

Holman Bible

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ: Though He was rich, for your sake He became poor, so that by His poverty you might become rich.

A Conservative Version

For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that although he was rich he became poor for your sakes, so that by that man's poverty ye might become rich.

American Standard Version

For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might become rich.

Amplified

For you are becoming progressively acquainted with and recognizing more strongly and clearly the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ (His kindness, His gracious generosity, His undeserved favor and spiritual blessing), [in] that though He was [so very] rich, yet for your sakes He became [so very] poor, in order that by His poverty you might become enriched (abundantly supplied).

An Understandable Version

For you know the unearned favor of our Lord Jesus Christ, [how] that even though He was rich, He became poor for your sakes, so that through His poverty you people could become [spiritually] rich.

Anderson New Testament

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet, for your sakes, he became poor, that you, through his poverty, might become rich.

Bible in Basic English

For you see the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, how though he had wealth, he became poor on your account, so that through his need you might have wealth.

Common New Testament

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that through his poverty you might become rich.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for you are sensible of the beneficence of our Lord Jesus Christ; powerful as he was, for your sake he became poor, that you through his poverty might be made rich.

Darby Translation

For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that for your sakes he, being rich, became poor, in order that ye by his poverty might be enriched.

Godbey New Testament

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, being rich, for your sakes he became poor, that you through his poverty might be made rich.

Goodspeed New Testament

You know how gracious the Lord Jesus Christ was. Though he was rich, he became poor for your sake, in order that by his poverty you might become rich.

John Wesley New Testament

For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor that ye through his poverty might be enriched.

Julia Smith Translation

For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that for you he was in a state of beggary, being rich; that ye in his poverty might be rich.

King James 2000

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that you through his poverty might be rich.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that [although he] was rich, for your sake he became poor, in order that you, by his poverty, may become rich.

Modern King James verseion

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though He was rich, for your sakes He became poor, in order that you might be made rich through His poverty.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Ye know the liberality of our Lord Jesus Christ, which though he were rich, yet for your sakes became poor: that ye through his poverty might be made rich.

Moffatt New Testament

(You know how gracious our Lord Jesus Christ was; rich though he was, he became poor for the sake of you, that by his poverty you might be rich.)

Montgomery New Testament

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, how though he was rich, for your sakes he became poor, that you through his poverty might become rich.

NET Bible

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that although he was rich, he became poor for your sakes, so that you by his poverty could become rich.

New Heart English Bible

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that you through his poverty might become rich.

Noyes New Testament

For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.

Sawyer New Testament

for you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that for your sakes he became poor, though rich, that you by his poverty might be rich.

The Emphasized Bible

For ye are taking knowledge of the favour of our Lord Jesus Christ, - how that, for your sakes, he became destitute - although he was, rich, in order that, ye, by his destitution, might be enriched.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that for your sake he became poor though he was rich, that ye by his poverty should be made rich.

Twentieth Century New Testament

For you do not forget the loving-kindness of our Lord Jesus Christ--how that for your sakes, although he was rich, he became poor, so that you also might become rich through his poverty.

Webster

For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.

Weymouth New Testament

For you know the condescending goodness of our Lord Jesus Christ--how for your sakes He became poor, though He was rich, in order that you through His poverty might grow rich.

Williams New Testament

For by experience you know the unmerited favor shown by our Lord Jesus Christ; that although He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, in order that by His poverty you might become rich.

World English Bible

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that you through his poverty might become rich.

Worrell New Testament

For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though He was rich, for your sakes He became poor, that ye through His poverty might become rich.

Worsley New Testament

For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that ye by his poverty might be rich.

Youngs Literal Translation

for ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that because of you he became poor -- being rich, that ye by that poverty may become rich.

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

ye know
γινώσκω 
Ginosko 
Usage: 147

the grace
χάρις 
Charis 
Usage: 151

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

κύριος 
Kurios 
Usage: 643

Ἰησοῦς 
Iesous 
Usage: 969

Χριστός 
christos 
Usage: 557

ὅτι 
Hoti 
ἵνα 
Hina 
Usage: 764
Usage: 472

though he was
ὤν οὖσα ὄν 
On 
being, when ... was, which is, that is, not tr,
Usage: 128

πλούσιος 
Plousios 
Usage: 15

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

ὑμᾶς 
Humas 
you, ye, for your sakes Trans, not tr,
Usage: 314

πτωχεύω 
Ptocheuo 
Usage: 1

ye
ὑμείς 
Humeis 
ye, ye yourselves, you, not tr
Usage: 120

ἐκεῖνος 
Ekeinos 
that, those, he, the same, they,
Usage: 148

πτωχεία 
Ptocheia 
Usage: 2

Devotionals

Devotionals about 2 Corinthians 8:9

Images 2 Corinthians 8:9

Prayers for 2 Corinthians 8:9

Context Readings

Generosity In Giving

8 I am not commanding you but testing the genuineness of your love by the enthusiasm of others. 9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah. Although he was rich, for your sakes he became poor, so that you, through his poverty, might become rich. 10 I am giving you my opinion on this matter because it will be helpful to you. Last year you were not only willing to do something, but had already started to do it.


Cross References

Matthew 20:28

That's the way it is with the Son of Man. He did not come to be served, but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many people."

Philippians 2:6-8

In God's own form existed he, and shared with God equality, deemed nothing needed grasping.

John 1:14

The Word became flesh and lived among us. We gazed on his glory, the kind of glory that belongs to the Father's unique Son, who is full of grace and truth.

Romans 5:8

But God demonstrates his love for us by the fact that the Messiah died for us while we were still sinners.

2 Corinthians 6:10

as sorrowful and yet always rejoicing, as poor and yet enriching many, as having nothing and yet possessing everything.

John 1:1-4

In the beginning, the Word existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Romans 5:20-21

Now the Law crept in so that the offense would increase. But where sin increased, grace increased even more,

Romans 8:32

The one who did not spare his own Son, but offered him as a sacrifice for all of us, surely will give us all things, along with his Son, won't he?

1 Corinthians 15:47

The first man came from the dust of the earth; the second man came from heaven.

2 Corinthians 13:14

May the grace of the Lord Jesus the Messiah, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you!

Ephesians 1:6-8

so that we would praise his glorious grace that he gave us in the Beloved One.

Ephesians 3:8

To me, the very least of all the saints, this grace was given so that I might proclaim to the gentiles the immeasurable wealth of the Messiah

Luke 2:7

and she gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him in strips of cloth and laid him in a feeding trough, because there was no place for them in the guest quarters.

Colossians 1:24

Now I am rejoicing while suffering for you as I complete in my flesh whatever remains of the Messiah's sufferings on behalf of his body, which is the church.

Hebrews 1:2

has in these last days spoken to us by a Son whom he appointed to be the heir of everything and through whom he also made the universe.

Hebrews 1:6-14

And again, when he brings his firstborn into the world, he says, "Let all God's angels worship him."

Psalm 102:25-27

You established the earth long ago; the heavens are the work of your hands.

Isaiah 53:2

For he grew up before him like a tender plant, and like a root out of a dry ground; he had no form and he had no majesty that we should look at him, and there is no attractiveness that we should desire him.

Isaiah 62:1

"And I won't remain silent, and for Jerusalem's sake I won't stay quiet, until her vindication shines out like brightness, and her salvation like a burning torch.

Isaiah 65:8

This is what the LORD says: "Just as new wine is found in the cluster, and people have said, "Don't destroy it, for there is a gift in it,' so I'll act for my servants' sake, by not destroying them all.

Matthew 8:20

Jesus told him, "Foxes have holes and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to rest."

Matthew 17:27

So Jesus told him, "In that case, the subjects are exempt. However, so that we don't offend them, go to the sea and throw in a hook. Take the first fish that comes up, open its mouth, and you will find a coin. Take it and give it to them for me and you."

Mark 6:3

This is the builder, the son of Mary, and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas, and Simon, isn't it? His sisters are here with us, aren't they?" And they were offended by him.

Luke 8:3

Joanna, the wife of Herod's household manager Chuza; Susanna; and many others. These women continued to support them out of their personal resources.

Luke 9:58

Jesus told him, "Foxes have holes and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to rest."

Luke 16:11

So if you haven't been faithful with unrighteous wealth, who will trust you with true wealth?

John 1:10

He was in the world, and the world was made through him. Yet the world did not recognize him.

John 1:17

because while the Law was given through Moses, grace and truth came through Jesus the Messiah.

John 12:30

Jesus replied, "This voice is for your benefit, not for mine.

John 16:15

All that the Father has is mine. That is why I said, "He will take what is mine and declare it to you.'

John 17:19

It is for their sakes that I sanctify myself, so that they, too, may be sanctified by the truth.

Romans 11:12

Now if their stumbling means riches for the world, and if their fall means riches for the gentiles, how much more will their full participation mean!

1 Corinthians 1:4

I always thank my God for you because of the grace of God given you by the Messiah Jesus.

1 Corinthians 3:21-22

So let no one boast about human beings, since everything belongs to you,

Ephesians 2:7

so that in the coming ages he might display the limitless riches of his grace that comes to us through his kindness in the Messiah Jesus.

Ephesians 3:19

that is, you will know the love of the Messiah which transcends knowledge, and will be filled with all the fullness of God.

Colossians 1:16-17

For by him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether they are kings, lords, rulers, or powers. All things have been created through him and for him.

1 Timothy 6:18

They are to do good, to be rich in good actions, to be generous, and to share.

James 2:5

Listen, my dear brothers! God has chosen the poor in the world to become rich in faith and to be heirs of the kingdom that he promised to those who keep on loving him, has he not?

Revelation 3:18

Therefore, I advise you to buy from me gold purified in fire so you may be rich, white clothes to wear so your shameful nakedness won't show, and ointment to put on your eyes so you may see.

Revelation 21:7

The person who conquers will inherit these things. I will be his God, and he will be my son.

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