2 Corinthians 8:5

5 And they exceeded our expectations: They gave themselves first of all to the Lord, and then by the will of God also to us.

Read 2 Corinthians 8:5 Using Other Translations

And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God.
and this, not as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then by the will of God to us.
They even did more than we had hoped, for their first action was to give themselves to the Lord and to us, just as God wanted them to do.