2 Corinthians 9:6-15 (Today's New International Version)

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Generosity Encouraged

6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.1 7 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give,2 not reluctantly or under compulsion,3 for God loves a cheerful giver.4 8 And God is able5 to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need,6 you will abound in every good work. 9 As it is written: "They have scattered abroad their gifts7 to the poor; their righteousness endures forever."a8 10 Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food9 will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.10 11 You will be made rich11 in every way so that you can be generous12 on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.13 12 This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs14 of the Lord's people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.15 13 Because of the service16 by which you have proved yourselves, people will praise God17 for the obedience that accompanies your confession18 of the gospel of Christ,19 and for your generosity20 in sharing with them and with everyone else. 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 be to God21 for his indescribable gift!22
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