2 Corinthians 9 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 For, indeed, concerning the ministration that [is] for the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you, 1 There is no need for me to write to you about this service to the saints.
2 for I have known your readiness of mind, which in your behalf I boast of to Macedonians, that Achaia hath been prepared a year ago, and the zeal of you did stir up the more part, 2 For I know your eagerness to help, and I have been boasting about it to the Macedonians, telling them that since last year you in Achaia were ready to give; and your enthusiasm has stirred most of them to action.
3 and I sent the brethren, that our boasting on your behalf may not be made vain in this respect; that, according as I said, ye may be ready, 3 But I am sending the brothers in order that our boasting about you in this matter should not prove hollow, but that you may be ready, as I said you would be.
4 lest if Macedonians may come with me, and find you unprepared, we -- we may be put to shame (that we say not -- ye) in this same confidence of boasting. 4 For if any Macedonians come with me and find you unprepared, we--not to say anything about you--would be ashamed of having been so confident.
5 Necessary, therefore, I thought [it] to exhort the brethren, that they may go before to you, and may make up before your formerly announced blessing, that this be ready, as a blessing, and not as covetousness. 5 So I thought it necessary to urge the brothers to visit you in advance and finish the arrangements for the generous gift you had promised. Then it will be ready as a generous gift, not as one grudgingly given.
6 And this: He who is sowing sparingly, sparingly also shall reap; and he who is sowing in blessings, in blessings also shall reap; 6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.
7 each one, according as he doth purpose in heart, not out of sorrow or out of necessity, for a cheerful giver doth God love, 7 Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
8 and God [is] able all grace to cause to abound to you, that in every thing always all sufficiency having, ye may abound to every good work, 8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
9 (according as it hath been written, `He dispersed abroad, he gave to the poor, his righteousness doth remain to the age,') 9 As it is written: "He has scattered abroad his gifts to the poor; his righteousness endures forever."
10 and may He who is supplying seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness, 10 Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.
11 in every thing being enriched to all liberality, which doth work through us thanksgiving to God, 11 You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.
12 because the ministration of this service not only is supplying the wants of the saints, but is also abounding through many thanksgivings to God, 12 This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God's people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.
13 through the proof of this ministration glorifying God for the subjection of your confession to the good news of the Christ, and [for] the liberality of the fellowship to them and to all, 13 Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, men will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else.
14 and by their supplication in your behalf, longing after you because of the exceeding grace of God upon you; 14 And in their prayers for you their hearts will go out to you, because of the surpassing grace God has given you.
15 thanks also to God for His unspeakable gift! 15 Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!