For 1it is superfluous for me to write to you aboutthis2ministry to the asaints ;
for I know your readiness, of which I 3boastabout you to the 4Macedonians, namely, that 5Achaia has been preparedsince6lastyear, and your zeal has stirred up most of them.
But I have sent the brethren, in order that our 7boastingabout you may not be madeempty in thiscase, so that, 8as I was saying, you may be prepared ;
4otherwiseif any 9Macedonianscome with me and find you unprepared, we-not to speak of you-will be put to shame by thisconfidence.
5So I thought it necessary to urge the 10brethren that they would go on ahead to you and arrangebeforehand your previouslypromisedb11bountifulgift, so that the same would be ready as a c12bountifulgift and not d13affected by covetousness.
6Nowthis I say, 14he who sowssparingly will alsoreapsparingly, and he who sowsebountifully will alsoreapfbountifully.