Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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

in his heart
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

for
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

G25
ἀγαπάω 
Agapao 
Usage: 92

ἱλαρός 
Hilaros 
Usage: 1

References

Images 2 Corinthians 9:7

Prayers for 2 Corinthians 9:7

Context Readings

God Loves A Cheerful Giver

6 Remember this: The person who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the person who sows generously will also reap generously. 7 Each person should do as he has decided in his heart—not reluctantly or out of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make every grace overflow to you, so that in every way, always having everything you need, you may excel in every good work.



Cross References

Exodus 25:2

“Tell the Israelites to take an offering for Me. You are to take My offering from everyone who is willing to give.

2 Corinthians 8:12

For if the eagerness is there, it is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what he does not have.

Romans 12:8

if exhorting, in exhortation;
giving, with generosity;
leading, with diligence;
showing mercy, with cheerfulness.

1 Chronicles 29:17

I know, my God, that You test the heart and that You are pleased with what is right. I have willingly given all these things with an upright heart, and now I have seen Your people who are present here giving joyfully and willingly to You.

Acts 20:35

In every way I’ve shown you that by laboring like this, it is necessary to help the weak and to keep in mind the words of the Lord Jesus, for He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’

Exodus 35:5

Take up an offering among you for the Lord. Let everyone whose heart is willing bring this as the Lord’s offering: gold, silver, and bronze;

Deuteronomy 15:7-11

“If there is a poor person among you, one of your brothers within any of your gates in the land the Lord your God is giving you, you must not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward your poor brother.

Deuteronomy 15:14

Give generously to him from your flock, your threshing floor, and your winepress. You are to give him whatever the Lord your God has blessed you with.

Proverbs 11:25

A generous person will be enriched,
and the one who gives a drink of water
will receive water.

Proverbs 22:9

A generous person will be blessed,
for he shares his food with the poor.

Proverbs 23:6-8

Don’t eat a stingy person’s bread,
and don’t desire his choice food,

Isaiah 32:5

A fool will no longer be called a noble,
nor a scoundrel said to be important.

Isaiah 32:8

But a noble person plans noble things;
he stands up for noble causes.

James 5:9

Brothers, do not complain about one another, so that you will not be judged. Look, the judge stands at the door!

1 Peter 4:9

Be hospitable to one another without complaining.

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