2 Corinthians 9

CHAPTER 9

God's Provisions Are Sufficient

[3concerning 2indeed 1For] of the service, of the one for the holy ones, [2more extra 3for me 1it is] to write to you. For I know your eagerness, which [2over 3you 1I boast] to Macedonia, that Achaia made preparations over a year ago; and the result of your zeal excited the many. And I sent forth the brethren, lest our boasting, the one over you, should be nullified in this portion; that (as I said) [2making preparations 1you should be]; lest perhaps if [2should come 3with 4me 1Macedonians] and should find you unprepared, we should be disgraced, (so that we should not say -- You) in this support of boasting. [2important 3then 1I esteemed it] to appeal to the brethren, that they should go forth unto you, and complete beforehand [3preannounced 4blessing 2your 1this], being prepared, thus as a blessing, and not as if a desire for wealth.

Sow Generously

But this I say, The one sowing sparingly, [3sparingly 1also 2harvests]; and the one sowing for blessings, for blessings also he shall harvest. Let each do as he resolves in the heart, not from distress or from necessity; [4a happy 1for 5giver 3loves 2God]. [3is able 1And 2God 5every 6favor 4to abound] unto you, that in every way, at all times [3all 4sufficiency 2having 1you should abound] for every [2work 1good] (as it has been written, He dispersed, he gave to the needy; his righteousness abides into the eon. 10 And the one supplying seed to the one sowing, even [2bread 3for 4food 1may he supply], and multiply your sowing, and may he increase the offspring of your righteousness) 11 in every way being enriched in all simplicity, which manufactures through us thankfulness to God. 12 For the service of this ministration, not only is filling up in addition the deficiencies of the holy ones, but also abounding through many thanksgivings to God; 13 through the proof of this service glorifying God upon the submission of your acknowledgment offering to the good news of the Christ, and simplicity of the fellowship to them and unto all, 14 and their supplication for you, longing after you through the exceeding favor of God unto you. 15 And gratitude be to God over his inexpressible gift.
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