We want you to know, brothers and sisters, about the grace of God that has been granted to the churches of Macedonia;
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for during a severe ordeal of affliction, their abundant joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part.
For, as I can testify, they voluntarily gave according to their means, and even beyond their means,
begging us earnestly for the privilege of sharing in this ministry to the saints—
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and this, not merely as we expected; they gave themselves first to the Lord and, by the will of God, to us,
so that we might urge Titus that, as he had already made a beginning, so he should also complete this generous undertaking among you.
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