Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

King James Version

Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

Holman Bible

Each person should do as he has decided in his heart-not out of regret or out of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver.

International Standard Version

Each of you must give what you have decided in your heart, not with regret or under compulsion, since God loves a cheerful giver.

A Conservative Version

Each man as he purposes in his heart, not from regret or from necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver.

American Standard Version

Let each man do according as he hath purposed in his heart: not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

Amplified

Let each one [give] as he has made up his own mind and purposed in his heart, not reluctantly or sorrowfully or under compulsion, for God loves (He takes pleasure in, prizes above other things, and is unwilling to abandon or to do without) a cheerful (joyous, -- œprompt to do it -- ) giver [whose heart is in his giving].

An Understandable Version

Each person should give what he has decided to in his heart, not grudgingly, nor out of a feeling that he has to, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Anderson New Testament

Let each one give, as he purposes in his heart; not with grief, nor from necessity: for God loves a cheerful giver.

Bible in Basic English

Let every man do after the purpose of his heart; not giving with grief, or by force: for God takes pleasure in a ready giver.

Common New Testament

Each one must give just as he has purposed in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Daniel Mace New Testament

let every man give as he is disposed in his own mind, without any regret or reluctance: for God loves a cheerful benefactor.

Darby Translation

each according as he is purposed in his heart; not grievingly, or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.

Godbey New Testament

As each one has predetermined in his heart; not of reluctance, or of constraint: for God loves the hilarious giver.

Goodspeed New Testament

Everyone must give what he has made up his mind to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion; God loves a man who is glad to give.

John Wesley New Testament

Let every man do as he chuseth in his heart, not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a chearful giver.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Each one according as they purpose in their heart, so let them give, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.

Julia Smith Translation

Each as he chooses in the heart; not of grief, or of necessity: for God loves a cheerful giver.

King James 2000

Every man according as he purposes in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loves a cheerful giver.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Each one [should give] as he has decided in his heart, not {reluctantly} or from compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Modern King James verseion

Each one, as he purposes in his heart, let him give; not of grief, or of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And let every man do according as he hath purposed in his heart, not grudgingly, or of necessity. For God loveth a cheerful giver.

Moffatt New Testament

Everyone is to give what he has made up his mind to give; there is to be no grudging or compulsion about it, for God loves the giver who gives cheerfully.

Montgomery New Testament

But let each give according to the purpose of his heart; not grudgingly of under compulsion. It is a cheerful giver that God loves.

NET Bible

Each one of you should give just as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, because God loves a cheerful giver.

New Heart English Bible

Let each man give according as he has determined in his heart; not grudgingly, or under compulsion; for God loves a cheerful giver.

Noyes New Testament

Each one, as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity; for God loveth a cheerful giver.

Sawyer New Testament

Let each one contribute as he chooses in his heart, not with regret or from necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.

The Emphasized Bible

Each one, according as he hath purposed in his heart, not sorrowfully, nor of necessity, - for, a cheerful giver, God, loveth.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Let every man, as he hath purposed in heart, give, not with reluctance or of necessity; for God loveth a cheerful giver.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Let every one give as he has determined before hand, not grudgingly or under compulsion; for God loves 'a cheerful giver.'

Webster

Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or by constraint: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

Weymouth New Testament

Let each contribute what he has decided upon in his own mind, and not do it reluctantly or under compulsion. "It is a cheerful giver that God loves."

Williams New Testament

Each must give what he has purposed in his heart to give, not sorrowfully or under compulsion, for it is the happy giver that God loves.

World English Bible

Let each man give according as he has determined in his heart; not grudgingly, or under compulsion; for God loves a cheerful giver.

Worrell New Testament

Let each one do as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loveth a cheerful giver.

Worsley New Testament

Let every one give as he chuses in his own heart; not with reluctance, or constraint: for God loveth a chearful giver.

Youngs Literal Translation

each one, according as he doth purpose in heart, not out of sorrow or out of necessity, for a cheerful giver doth God love,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἕκαστος 
hekastos 
Usage: 73

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

προαιρέομαι 
Proaireomai 
Usage: 1

καρδία 
Kardia 
Usage: 116

so let him give not
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

λύπη 
Lupe 
Usage: 12

or
ἤ 
or, than, either, or else, nor, not tr,
Usage: 199

of
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
Usage: 709

ἀναγκή 
Anagke 
Usage: 15

γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

ἀγαπάω 
Agapao 
Usage: 92

ἱλαρός 
Hilaros 
Usage: 1

Images 2 Corinthians 9:7

Context Readings

God Loves A Cheerful Giver

6 Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7 Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed;



Cross References

Exodus 25:2

"Tell the sons of Israel to raise a contribution for Me; from every man whose heart moves him you shall raise My contribution.

2 Corinthians 8:12

For if the readiness is present, it is acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have.

Romans 12:8

or he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.

1 Chronicles 29:17

"Since I know, O my God, that You try the heart and delight in uprightness, I, in the integrity of my heart, have willingly offered all these things; so now with joy I have seen Your people, who are present here, make their offerings willingly to You.

Acts 20:35

"In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"

Exodus 35:5

'Take from among you a contribution to the LORD; whoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it as the LORD'S contribution: gold, silver, and bronze,

Deuteronomy 15:7-11

"If there is a poor man with you, one of your brothers, in any of your towns in your land which the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart, nor close your hand from your poor brother;

Deuteronomy 15:14

"You shall furnish him liberally from your flock and from your threshing floor and from your wine vat; you shall give to him as the LORD your God has blessed you.

Proverbs 11:25

The generous man will be prosperous, And he who waters will himself be watered.

Proverbs 22:9

He who is generous will be blessed, For he gives some of his food to the poor.

Proverbs 23:6-8

Do not eat the bread of a selfish man, Or desire his delicacies;

Isaiah 32:5

No longer will the fool be called noble, Or the rogue be spoken of as generous.

Isaiah 32:8

But the noble man devises noble plans; And by noble plans he stands.

James 5:9

Do not complain, brethren, against one another, so that you yourselves may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing right at the door.

1 Peter 4:9

Be hospitable to one another without complaint.



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