2 Corinthians 9

God Gives Most

For a it is superfluous for me to write to you about this b ministry to the
Or holy ones
saints;
for I know your readiness, of which I d boast about you to the e Macedonians, namely, that f Achaia has been prepared since g last year, and your zeal has stirred up most of them. But I have sent the brethren, in order that our h boasting about you may not be made empty in this case, so that, i as I was saying, you may be prepared; otherwise if any j Macedonians come with me and find you unprepared, we— not to speak of you— will be put to shame by this confidence. So I thought it necessary to urge the k brethren that they would go on ahead to you and arrange beforehand your previously promised
Lit blessing
,
m bountiful gift, so that the same would be ready as a
Lit blessing
,
o bountiful gift and not
Lit as covetousness
,
q affected by covetousness.

Now this I say r he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows
Lit with blessings
bountifully will also reap
Lit with blessings
bountifully.
Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not u grudgingly or under compulsion, for v God loves a cheerful giver. And w 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; as it is written, x He scattered abroad, he gave to the poor,
His righteousness
Lit abides
endures forever.”

10 Now He who supplies z seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and aa increase the harvest of your righteousness; 11 you will be ab enriched in everything for all liberality, which through us is producing ac thanksgiving to God. 12 For the ministry of this service is not only fully supplying ad the needs of the
Or holy ones
saints, but is also overflowing af through many thanksgivings to God.
13 Because of the proof given by this ag ministry, they will ah glorify God for your obedience to your ai confession of the aj gospel of Christ and for the liberality of your
Or sharing with them
contribution to them and to all,
14 while they also, by prayer on your behalf, yearn for you because of the surpassing grace of God in you. 15  al Thanks be to God for His indescribable am gift!
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