2 Corinthians 8:1-15 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 .