2 Corinthians 8:11-21 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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11 so that your readiness in desiring it may be matched by your completing it out of what you have. 11 Now finish the work, so that your eager willingness to do it may be matched by your completion of it, according to your means.
12 For if the readiness is there, it is acceptable according to what a man has, not according to what he has not. 12 For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what he does not have.
13 I do not mean that others should be eased and you burdened, 13 Our desire is not that others might be relieved while you are hard pressed, but that there might be equality.
14 but that as a matter of equality your abundance at the present time should supply their want, so that their abundance may supply your want, that there may be equality. 14 At the present time your plenty will supply what they need, so that in turn their plenty will supply what you need. Then there will be equality,
15 As it is written, "He who gathered much had nothing over, and he who gathered little had no lack." 15 as it is written: "He who gathered much did not have too much, and he who gathered little did not have too little."
16 But thanks be to God who puts the same earnest care for you into the heart of Titus. 16 I thank God, who put into the heart of Titus the same concern I have for you.
17 For he not only accepted our appeal, but being himself very earnest he is going to you of his own accord. 17 For Titus not only welcomed our appeal, but he is coming to you with much enthusiasm and on his own initiative.
18 With him we are sending the brother who is famous among all the churches for his preaching of the gospel; 18 And we are sending along with him the brother who is praised by all the churches for his service to the gospel.
19 and not only that, but he has been appointed by the churches to travel with us in this gracious work which we are carrying on, for the glory of the Lord and to show our good will. 19 What is more, he was chosen by the churches to accompany us as we carry the offering, which we administer in order to honor the Lord himself and to show our eagerness to help.
20 We intend that no one should blame us about this liberal gift which we are administering, 20 We want to avoid any criticism of the way we administer this liberal gift.
21 for we aim at what is honorable not only in the Lord's sight but also in the sight of men. 21 For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of men.