2 Corinthians 8:1-5

The Collection for the Lord’s People

1 And now, brothers and sisters, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches.
2 In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity.
3 For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own,
4 they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the Lord’s people.
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.

Cross References 6

  • 1. S Acts 16:9
  • 2. Exodus 36:5; 2 Corinthians 9:11
  • 3. 1 Corinthians 16:2
  • 4. ver 1
  • 5. S Acts 24:17
  • 6. S Acts 9:13; Romans 15:25; 2 Corinthians 9:1
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