Thematic Bible

2 Corinthians 8:1 (show verse)

Now we make known to you, brothers, the grace of God that has been given among the churches of Macedonia,

2 Corinthians 8:2 (show verse)

that with a great ordeal of affliction, the abundance of their joy and the extreme depth of their poverty have overflowed to the wealth of their generosity.

2 Corinthians 8:3 (show verse)

I testify that [they gave] according to [their] ability, and beyond [their] ability, by their own choice,

2 Corinthians 8:4 (show verse)

requesting of us with much exhortation the favor and the fellowship of the ministry to the saints,

2 Corinthians 8:5 (show verse)

and not just as we had hoped, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and [then] to us, by the will of God.

2 Corinthians 8:6 (show verse)

So we urged Titus that, just as he had previously begun [it], thus he would also complete for you this [act of] grace.

2 Corinthians 8:7 (show verse)

But just as you excel in everything--in faith and in speaking and in knowledge and with all diligence and in the love from us [that is] in you--so may you excel in this grace also.

2 Corinthians 8:8 (show verse)

I am not saying [this] as a command, but proving the genuineness of your love by means of the diligence of others.

2 Corinthians 8:9 (show verse)

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.

2 Corinthians 8:10 (show verse)

And I am giving an opinion in this [matter], because this is profitable for you who not only began previously, a year ago, to do [something], but also to want [to do it].
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2 Corinthians 8:11 (show verse)

So now also complete the doing [of it], in order that just as [you have] the eagerness to want [to do it], thus also [you may] complete [it] from [what you] have.

2 Corinthians 8:12 (show verse)

For if the eagerness is present {according to what one has}, [it is] acceptable not {according to what one does not have}.

2 Corinthians 8:13 (show verse)

For [this is] not that for others [there may be] relief, [and] for you difficult circumstances, but [as a matter] of equality.
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2 Corinthians 8:14 (show verse)

At the present time your abundance [will be] for their need, in order that their abundance may also be for your need, so that there may be equality,

2 Corinthians 8:15 (show verse)

just as it is written, "The [one] who [gathered] much did not have too much, and the [one] who [gathered] little did not have too little."
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2 Corinthians 8:16 (show verse)

But thanks [be] to God, who has put in the heart of Titus the same devotion {on your behalf},

2 Corinthians 8:17 (show verse)

because he not only welcomed our request, but being very earnest, by his own choice he went out to you.

2 Corinthians 8:18 (show verse)

And we have sent at the same time with him the brother whose praise in the gospel [has become known] throughout all the churches.

2 Corinthians 8:19 (show verse)

And not only [this], but he was also chosen by the churches [as] our traveling companion together with this gift that is being administered by us to the glory of the Lord himself and [to show] our readiness [to help].

2 Corinthians 8:20 (show verse)

[We are] trying to avoid this, lest anyone should find fault with us in this abundant gift that is being administered by us.

2 Corinthians 8:21 (show verse)

For we are taking into consideration what is honorable not only before the Lord, but also before people.

2 Corinthians 8:22 (show verse)

And we are sending with them our brother whom we have tested many times in many [things] that he is diligent, but now much more diligent [because of his] great confidence in you.

2 Corinthians 8:23 (show verse)

If [there is a question] concerning Titus, [he is] my partner and fellow worker for you. If [there is a question concerning] our brothers, [they are] messengers of the churches, the glory of Christ.

2 Corinthians 8:24 (show verse)

Therefore show to them the proof of your love and our boasting about you {openly before} the churches.