Now we make known unto you, brethren, the grace of God that hath been given in the churches of Macedonia.
That in much experience of tribulation, they have had abundance of joy and their very deep poverty hath abounded unto the riches of their simplicity.
For according to their power (I bear them witness) and beyond their power, they were willing:
With much entreaty begging of us the grace and communication of the ministry that is done toward the saints.
And not as we hoped: but they gave their own selves, first to the Lord, then to us by the will of God;
Insomuch, that we desired Titus, that, as he had begun, so also he would finish among you this same grace.