2 Corinthians 8 KJV

2 How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty * abounded unto the riches of their liberality.a

References for 2 Corinthians 8:2

    • q 8:2 - liberality: Gr. simplicity
      3 For to their power, I bear record , yea, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves;
      4 Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.
      5 And this they did, not as we hoped , but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God.
      6 Insomuch that we desired Titus, that as he had begun , so he would also finish in you the same graceb also.

      References for 2 Corinthians 8:6

        • r 8:6 - grace: or, gift
          9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor , that ye through his poverty might be rich .
          10 And herein I give my advice: for this is expedient for you, who have begun before , not only to do , but also to be forwardc a year ago.

          References for 2 Corinthians 8:10

            • s 8:10 - forward: Gr. willing
              11 Now * therefore perform the doing of it; that as there was a readiness to will , so there may be a performance also out of that which ye have .
              12 For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath , and not according to that he hath not.
              13 For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened:
              14 But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality:
              15 As it is written , He that had gathered much had nothing over ; and he that had gathered little had no lack .
              16 But thanks be to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you.
              19 And not that only, but who was also chosen of the churches to travel with us with this grace,d which is administered by us to the glory of the same Lord, and declaration of your ready mind:

              References for 2 Corinthians 8:19

                • t 8:19 - grace: or, gift
                  21 Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.
                  23 Whether any do enquire of Titus, he is my partner and fellowhelper concerning you: or our brethren be enquired of, they are the messengers of the churches, and the glory of Christ.