2 Corinthians 8:5-7 NIV

5 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.
6 So we urged1 Titus,2 since he had earlier made a beginning, to bring also to completion3 this act of grace on your part.

References for 2 Corinthians 8:6

      7 But just as you excel in everything4--in faith, in speech, in knowledge,5 in complete earnestness and in your love for usa--see that you also excel in this grace of giving.

      References for 2 Corinthians 8:7

        • a 8:7 - Some manuscripts "in our love for you"