2 Corinthians 8:1-7 NIV

The Collection for the Lord’s People

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.
6 So we urged Titus, just as he had earlier made a beginning, to bring also to completion this act of grace on your part.

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      7 But since you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you —see that you also excel in this grace of giving.

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        • n 8:7 - Some manuscripts "and in your love for us"