2 Corinthians 9:1-5 ESV

The Collection for Christians in Jerusalem

1 Now 1it is superfluous for me to write to you about 2the ministry for the saints,

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2 for I know your readiness, 3of which I boast about you to the people of Macedonia, saying that Achaia has been ready 4since last year. And your zeal has stirred up most of them.

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3 But 5I am sendinga the brothers so that our boasting about you may not prove empty in this matter, so that you may be ready, 6as I said you would be.

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4 Otherwise, if some Macedonians 7come with me and find that you are not ready, we would be humiliated--to say nothing of you--for being so confident.

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5 So I thought it necessary to urge the brothers to go on ahead to you and arrange in advance for the 8giftb you have promised, so that it may be ready 9as a willing gift, 10not as an exaction.c

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    • ~ 9:5 - Greek blessing; twice in this verse
    •  9:5 - Or a gift expecting something in return; Greek greed