2 Corinthians 8:1-6 NLT

1 Now I want you to know, dear brothers and sisters,a what God in his kindness has done through the churches in Macedonia.

References for 2 Corinthians 8:1

    • 8:1 - Greek brothers.
      2 They are being tested by many troubles, and they are very poor. But they are also filled with abundant joy, which has overflowed in rich generosity.
      3 For I can testify that they gave not only what they could afford, but far more. And they did it of their own free will.
      4 They begged us again and again for the privilege of sharing in the gift for the believers in Jerusalem.b

      References for 2 Corinthians 8:4

        • 8:4 - Greek for God’s holy people.
          5 They even did more than we had hoped, for their first action was to give themselves to the Lord and to us, just as God wanted them to do.
          6 So we have urged Titus, who encouraged your giving in the first place, to return to you and encourage you to finish this ministry of giving.