Thematic Bible

2 Corinthians 9:1 (show verse)

For it is superfluous for me to write to you about this ministry to the saints;

2 Corinthians 9:2 (show verse)

for I know your readiness, of which I boast about you to the Macedonians, namely, that Achaia has been prepared since last year, and your zeal has stirred up most of them.

2 Corinthians 9:3 (show verse)

But I have sent the brethren, in order that our boasting about you may not be made empty in this case, so that, as I was saying, you may be prepared;

2 Corinthians 9:4 (show verse)

otherwise if any Macedonians come with me and find you unprepared, we—not to speak of you—will be put to shame by this confidence.

2 Corinthians 9:5 (show verse)

So I thought it necessary to urge the brethren that they would go on ahead to you and arrange beforehand your previously promised bountiful gift, so that the same would be ready as a bountiful gift and not affected by covetousness.

2 Corinthians 9:6 (show verse)

Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.

2 Corinthians 9:7 (show verse)

Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

2 Corinthians 9:8 (show verse)

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed;

2 Corinthians 9:9 (show verse)

as it is written,
He scattered abroad, he gave to the poor,
His righteousness endures forever.”

2 Corinthians 9:10 (show verse)

Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness;

2 Corinthians 9:11 (show verse)

you will be enriched in everything for all liberality, which through us is producing thanksgiving to God.

2 Corinthians 9:12 (show verse)

For the ministry of this service is not only fully supplying the needs of the saints, but is also overflowing through many thanksgivings to God.

2 Corinthians 9:13 (show verse)

Because of the proof given by this ministry, they will glorify God for your obedience to your confession of the gospel of Christ and for the liberality of your contribution to them and to all,

2 Corinthians 9:14 (show verse)

while they also, by prayer on your behalf, yearn for you because of the surpassing grace of God in you.

2 Corinthians 9:15 (show verse)

Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!