2 Corinthians 8:4-14 ESV

4 begging us earnestly 1for the favora of taking part in 2the relief of the saints--

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    • x 8:4 - The Greek word charis can mean favor or grace or thanks, depending on the context
      5 and this, not as we expected, but they 3gave themselves first to the Lord and then by the will of God to us.

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        • 250 8:5 - ver. 1
          6 Accordingly, 4we urged Titus that as he had started, so he should complete among you 5this act of grace.

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              7 But as 6you excel in everything--in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for youb--7see that you excel in this act of grace also.

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                • y 8:7 - Some manuscripts in your love for us
                  8 8I say this not as a command, but to prove by the earnestness of others that your love also is genuine.

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                  9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that 9though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.

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                  10 And in this matter 10I give my judgment: 11this benefits you, who 12a year ago started not only to do this work but also to desire to do it.

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                  11 So now finish doing it as well, so that your readiness in desiring it may be matched by your completing it out of what you have.
                  12 For if the readiness is there, it is acceptable 13according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have.

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                  13 For I do not mean that others should be eased and you burdened, but that as a matter of fairness
                  14 your abundance at the present time should supply 14their need, so that their abundance may supply your need, that there may be fairness.

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