2 Corinthians 8:4-14 LEB

4 requesting of us with much exhortation the favor and the fellowship of the ministry to the saints,
5 and not just as we had hoped, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and [then] to us, by the will of God.
6 So we urged Titus that, just as he had previously begun [it], thus he would also complete for you this [act of] grace.
7 But just as you excel in everything--in faith and in speaking and in knowledge and with all diligence and in the love from us [that is] in you--so may you excel in this grace also.
8 I am not saying [this] as a command, but proving the genuineness of your love by means of the diligence of others.
9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that [although he]a was rich, for your sake he became poor, in order that you, by his poverty, may become rich.

References for 2 Corinthians 8:9

    • œ 8:9 - *Here "[although]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("was") which is understood as concessive
      10 And I am giving an opinion in this [matter], because this is profitable for you who not only began previously, a year ago, to do [something], but also to want [to do it].
      11 So now also complete the doing [of it], in order that just as [you have] the eagerness to want [to do it], thus also [you may] complete [it] from [what you] have.
      12 For if the eagerness is present {according to what one has}b, [it is] acceptable not {according to what one does not have}c.

      References for 2 Corinthians 8:12

        •  8:12 - Literally "to the degree that if he might have"
        • ž 8:12 - Literally "to the degree that he might not have"
          13 For [this is] not that for others [there may be] relief, [and] for you difficult circumstances, but [as a matter] of equality.
          14 At the present time your abundance [will be] for their need, in order that their abundance may also be for your need, so that there may be equality,