He hath purposed (prohrhtai). Perfect middle indicative of proaireomai, to choose beforehand, old verb, here only in N.T. Permanent purpose also. Not grudgingly (mh ek luph). The use of mh rather than ou shows that the imperative poieitw (do) or didotw (give) is to be supplied. Not give as out of sorrow. Or of necessity (h ex anagkh). As if it were like pulling eye-teeth. For God loveth a cheerful giver (ilaron gar dothn agapai o qeo). Our word "hilarious" comes from ilaron which is from ilao (propitious), an old and common adjective, only here in N.T.