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2 Corinthians 8:1-5 NIV

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1 And now, brothers and sisters, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches.

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2 In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity.

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3 For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own,

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4 they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the Lord’s people.

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5 And they exceeded our expectations: They gave themselves first of all to the Lord, and then by the will of God also to us.

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  • a 8:7 - Some manuscripts "and in your love for us"
  • b 8:15 - Exodus 16:18