6 Now this I say, 1he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
7 Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not 2grudgingly * or under compulsion, for 3God loves a cheerful giver.
8 And 4God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed;
9 as it is written, "5HE SCATTERED ABROAD, HE GAVE TO THE POOR, HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS ENDURES FOREVER."
10 Now He who supplies 6seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and 7increase the harvest of your righteousness;
13 Because of the proof given by this 12ministry, they will 13glorify God for your obedience to your 14confession of the 15gospel of Christ and for the liberality of your contribution to them and to all,
14 while they also, by prayer on your behalf, yearn for you because of the surpassing grace of God in you.
15 16Thanks be to God for His indescribable 17gift!