For it hath been the good pleasure of Macedonia and Achaia (hudokhsan gar Makedonia kai Acaia). "For Macedonia and Achaia took pleasure." The use of hudokhsan (first aorist active indicative of eudokew) shows that it was voluntary ( 2 Corinthians 8:4 ). Paul does not here mention Asia and Galatia. A certain contribution (koinwnian tina). Put thus because it was unknown to the Romans. For this sense of koinwnian, see 2 Corinthians 8:4 ; 2 Corinthians 9:13 . For the poor among the saints (ei tou ptwcou twn agiwn). Partitive genitive. Not all there were poor, but Acts 4:32-5:11 ; Acts 6:1-6 ; Acts 11:29 ; Galatians 2:10 prove that many were.