Thematic Bible

2 Corinthians 8:1 (show verse)

I must acquaint you, brethren, with the contribution which the churches of Macedonia have religiously made,

2 Corinthians 8:2 (show verse)

who tho' labouring under great trial of affliction, and extreme poverty, have notwithstanding with exceeding cheerfulness contributed very liberally: being forward of themselves to the utmost of their power,

2 Corinthians 8:3 (show verse)

(I bear them witness) yea, and beyond their power:

2 Corinthians 8:4 (show verse)

earnestly intreating me to take the gift, and the charge of conveying it to the converts at Jerusalem:

2 Corinthians 8:5 (show verse)

and in this they out-did my expectation; such was the divine pleasure, they first gave themselves to the Lord, and then made me an offer to go themselves to Corinth.

2 Corinthians 8:6 (show verse)

I therefore desired Titus, as he had begun, to finish this contribution among you.

2 Corinthians 8:7 (show verse)

that as you excel in every thing, in faith, in language, mystical knowledge, in all virtue, and in your affection to us; I hope you will excel too in this charitable disposition.

2 Corinthians 8:8 (show verse)

I don't mean to prescribe to you, but that the zeal of others may show you are as sincerely well-affected.

2 Corinthians 8:9 (show verse)

for you are sensible of the beneficence of our Lord Jesus Christ; powerful as he was, for your sake he became poor, that you through his poverty might be made rich.

2 Corinthians 8:10 (show verse)

in this I only advise you: it being for your credit, since you have not only begun to execute it, but you were the first that form'd the design a year ago.
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2 Corinthians 8:11 (show verse)

Pray then, dispatch this affair; as you readily undertook it, as readily perform it, to the best of your abilities.

2 Corinthians 8:12 (show verse)

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

2 Corinthians 8:13 (show verse)

my meaning is not, that you should be distress'd to relieve others, I only recommend an equality;
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2 Corinthians 8:14 (show verse)

that as your present sufficiency supplies their wants, their sufficiency may supply your occasions another way: and thus there will be an equality.

2 Corinthians 8:15 (show verse)

as it is written, " he that had much, had nothing over, and he that had little, had no lack."
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2 Corinthians 8:16 (show verse)

But thanks be to God, who disposed Titus to be so industrious for you.

2 Corinthians 8:17 (show verse)

for he not only complyed with my exhortation, but being more than ordinarily concern'd, he voluntarily went to you;

2 Corinthians 8:18 (show verse)

with whom I have sent one of the brethren, who is not only distinguish'd among all the churches, by his preaching the gospel,

2 Corinthians 8:19 (show verse)

but was chosen by the churches to accompany me with this collection; which service I undertook for the sake of Christ, and to encourage your generous design.

2 Corinthians 8:20 (show verse)

this I did, to prevent any suspicion that might be rais'd from my having the management of so great a sum:

2 Corinthians 8:21 (show verse)

always considering what is virtuous, with respect to God, and with respect to men.

2 Corinthians 8:22 (show verse)

I have sent likewise another of our brethren, whose diligence I have experienc'd in several affairs.

2 Corinthians 8:23 (show verse)

now as to Titus, he is my collegue, and assists me in your affairs: as to our brethren, they are the deputies of the churches, and the glory of the christian profession.

2 Corinthians 8:24 (show verse)

wherefore show how much you love them, and how well you deserve the character I gave you, before all the churches.