And they did not do as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then to us in keeping with God's will.
So we urged1 Titus,2 since he had earlier made a beginning, to bring also to completion3 this act of grace on your part.
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But just as you excel in everything4--in faith, in speech, in knowledge,5 in complete earnestness and in your love for us--see that you also excel in this grace of giving.
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