Parallel Verses

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.

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 reluctantly 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 [thoughtfully and with purpose] just as he has decided in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver [and delights in the one whose heart is in his gift].

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.

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.

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, " he who sows sparingly, shall reap also sparingly: and he who sows bountifully, shall reap also bountifully." 7 let every man give as he is disposed in his own mind, without any regret or reluctance: for God loves a cheerful benefactor. 8 and God is able to make every charitable gift redound to your advantage; that being always sufficiently supply'd in every thing, you may excel in every good work:



Cross References

2 Corinthians 8:12

for what a man gives with a ready mind, according to his abilities, is well received; but not when he goes beyond his circumstances.

Romans 12:8

on exhortation: he that giveth, let him be disinterested; he that presideth, let him be diligent; he that sheweth mercy, let him do it with cheerfulness.

Romans 12:8

on exhortation: he that giveth, let him be disinterested; he that presideth, let him be diligent; he that sheweth mercy, let him do it with cheerfulness.

Acts 20:35

my constant example has shown you that the disabled should be assisted by your labours, remembring the words of the Lord Jesus, who said, "it is a greater happiness to give than to receive."

Acts 20:35

my constant example has shown you that the disabled should be assisted by your labours, remembring the words of the Lord Jesus, who said, "it is a greater happiness to give than to receive."

Acts 20:35-11

my constant example has shown you that the disabled should be assisted by your labours, remembring the words of the Lord Jesus, who said, "it is a greater happiness to give than to receive."

Acts 20:35

my constant example has shown you that the disabled should be assisted by your labours, remembring the words of the Lord Jesus, who said, "it is a greater happiness to give than to receive."

Acts 20:35

my constant example has shown you that the disabled should be assisted by your labours, remembring the words of the Lord Jesus, who said, "it is a greater happiness to give than to receive."

Acts 20:35

my constant example has shown you that the disabled should be assisted by your labours, remembring the words of the Lord Jesus, who said, "it is a greater happiness to give than to receive."

Acts 20:35-8

my constant example has shown you that the disabled should be assisted by your labours, remembring the words of the Lord Jesus, who said, "it is a greater happiness to give than to receive."

Acts 20:35

my constant example has shown you that the disabled should be assisted by your labours, remembring the words of the Lord Jesus, who said, "it is a greater happiness to give than to receive."

Acts 20:35

my constant example has shown you that the disabled should be assisted by your labours, remembring the words of the Lord Jesus, who said, "it is a greater happiness to give than to receive."

James 5:9

don't repine, my brethren, against one another, for fear you should be condemn'd. behold, the judge is at the gate.

1 Peter 4:9

be mutually hospitable, without repining.

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