Parallel Verses

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 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.

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.

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.

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 My point is this: The person who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the person who sows generously will also reap generously. 7 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. 8 And God is able to make all grace overflow to you so that because you have enough of everything in every way at all times, you will overflow in every good work.



Cross References

Exodus 25:2

"Tell the Israelites to take an offering for me; from every person motivated by a willing heart you are to receive my offering.

2 Corinthians 8:12

For if the eagerness is present, the gift itself is acceptable according to whatever one has, not according to what he does not have.

Romans 12:8

if it is exhortation, he must exhort; if it is contributing, he must do so with sincerity; if it is leadership, he must do so with diligence; if it is showing mercy, he must do so with cheerfulness.

1 Chronicles 29:17

I know, my God, that you examine thoughts and are pleased with integrity. With pure motives I contribute all this; and now I look with joy as your people who have gathered here contribute to you.

Acts 20:35

By all these things, I have shown you that by working in this way we 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 an offering for the Lord. Let everyone who has a willing heart bring an offering to the Lord: gold, silver, bronze,

Deuteronomy 15:7-11

If a fellow Israelite from one of your villages in the land that the Lord your God is giving you should be poor, you must not harden your heart or be insensitive to his impoverished condition.

Deuteronomy 15:14

You must supply them generously from your flock, your threshing floor, and your winepress -- as the Lord your God has blessed you, you must give to them.

Proverbs 11:25

A generous person will be enriched, and the one who provides water for others will himself be satisfied.

Proverbs 22:9

A generous person will be blessed, for he gives some of his food to the poor.

Proverbs 23:6-8

Do not eat the food of a stingy person, do not crave his delicacies;

Isaiah 32:5

A fool will no longer be called honorable; a deceiver will no longer be called principled.

Isaiah 32:8

An honorable man makes honorable plans; his honorable character gives him security.

James 5:9

Do not grumble against one another, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be judged. See, the judge stands before the gates!

1 Peter 4:9

Show hospitality to one another without complaining.

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