24 So show them your love, and prove to all the churches that our boasting about you is justified. NLT 1 Now I want you to know, dear brothers and sisters, what God in his kindness has done through the churches in Macedonia. 2 In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. I only mean that there should be some equality. Rich - In the favour and image of God. 2 Corinthians 8 A Call to Generous Giving 1 Now I want you to know, dear brothers and sisters, what God in his kindness has done through the churches in Macedonia. What can we learn from the voyage described in Acts 27? 8 We think you ought to know, dear brothers and sisters, # 1:8 Greek brothers. Give in proportion to what you have. Though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by his poverty he could make you rich. Later, they will have plenty and can share with you when you need it. Read more Share Copy 2 Corinthians 8:7 Since you excel in so many ways – you have so much faith, such gifted speakers, such knowledge, such enthusiasm, and such love for us – now I want you to … 18 We are also sending another brother with Titus. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. New Living Translation 2 Corinthians 8:7. But they are also filled with abundant joy, which has overflowed in rich generosity. ADVERTISEMENT. 2 Corinthians 8:14 Right now you have plenty and can help those who are in need. This summary of the book of 2 Corinthians provides information about the title, author(s), date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the Book of 2 Corinthians. 23 If anyone asks about Titus, say that he is my partner who works with me to help you. I didn’t want to grieve you, … 2 Corinthians 8 New Living Translation << 2 Corinthians 7 | 2 Corinthians 8 | 2 Corinthians 9 >> The Offering for the Saints. We were crushed and overwhelmed beyond our ability to endure, and we thought we would never live through it. Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. And they did it of their own free will. Need some help understanding theology? 2They are being tested by many troubles, and they are very poor. Read verse in New Living Translation Read the Bible. 2For God says,“At just the right time, I heard you. 7 But since you excel in everything(J)—in faith, in speech, in knowledge,(K) in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you[a]—see that you also excel in this grace of giving. Version. Let the eagerness you showed in the beginning be matched now by your giving. 15 As the Scriptures say, “Those who gathered a lot had nothing left over,    and those who gathered only a little had enough.”[d]. 18 We are also sending another brother with Titus. 24 Therefore show these men the proof of your love and the reason for our pride in you,(AK) so that the churches can see it. We are poor, but we give spiritual riches to others. A Call to Generous Giving - Now I want you to know, dear brothers and sisters, what God in his kindness has done through the churches in Macedonia. He has given Titus the same enthusiasm for you that I have. In fact, he himself was very eager to go and see you. Give in proportion to what you have. New Living Translation Update. NLT 2 They are being tested by many troubles, and they are very poor. (Z) 18 And we are sending along with him the brother(AA) who is praised by all the churches(AB) for his service to the gospel. But they are also filled with abundant joy, which has overflowe... Read verse in New Living Translation 2 Corinthians 11 New Living Translation (NLT) Paul and the False Apostles. And give according to what you have, not what you don’t have. 2 We reject all shameful deeds and underhanded methods. We don't try to trick anyone or distort the word of God. 1 Now I want you to know, dear brothers and sisters, 1 what God in his kindness has done through the churches in Macedonia. The grace - The most sincere, most free, and most abundant love. If the Good News we preach is hidden behind a veil, it is hidden only from people who are perishing. 17 For Titus not only welcomed our appeal, but he is coming to you with much enthusiasm and on his own initiative. We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. They are being tested by many troubles, and they are very poor. 2 Corinthians 5:1-21, NLT. 19 He was appointed by the churches to accompany us as we take the offering to Jerusalem[e]—a service that glorifies the Lord and shows our eagerness to help. 2 They are being tested by many troubles, and they are very poor. 2 They are being tested by many troubles, and they are very poor. 2 Corinthians 8. Though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by his poverty he could make you rich. 2 Corinthians 13:14 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 14 Right now you have plenty and can help those who are in need. Change Language {{#items}} {{local_title}} Later, they will have plenty and can share with you when you need it. 9 You know the generous grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. We don’t try to trick anyone or distort the word of God. 20 We are traveling together to guard against any criticism for the way we are handling this generous gift. 2 Corinthians 1:18 As surely as God is faithful, our word to you does not waver between "Yes" and "No." 2 They are being tested by many troubles, and they are very poor. 8 We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. 2 They are being tested by many troubles, and they are very poor. But they are also filled with abundant joy, which has overflowed in rich generosity. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. 4 They begged us again and again for the privilege of sharing in the gift for the believers in Jerusalem. 24 So show them your love, and prove to all the churches that our boasting about you is justified. 2 Corinthians 4:2 We reject all shameful deeds and underhanded methods. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. 4 They begged us again and again for the privilege of sharing in the gift for the believers in Jerusalem. We tell the truth before God, and all who are honest know this. Cancel. But they are also filled with abundant joy, which has overflowed in rich generosity. 2 For I am jealous for you with the jealousy of God himself. 7 You must each decide in your heart how much to give. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” # 9:7 See footnote on Prov 22:8. New Bodies. In this way, things will be equal. 2 Corinthians 8… I will reluctantly tell about visions and revelations … 15 As the Scriptures say, “Those who gathered a lot had nothing left over,    and those who gathered only a little had enough.”[d]. Menlo Park Presbyterian Menlo Park, California. 16 But thank God! In fact, it was your enthusiasm that stirred up many of the Macedonian believers to begin giving. 2 For I know how eager you are to help, and I have been boasting to the churches in Macedonia that you in Greece were ready to send an offering a year ago. Philippians 2:6 My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. But while knowledge makes us feel important, it is love that strengthens the church. 2 Corinthians 13:3 I will give you all the proof you want that Christ speaks through me. 9 You know the generous grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. We own nothing, and yet we have everything. Ask Us! 8 I am not commanding you to do this. Since you excel in so many ways—in your faith, your gifted speakers, your knowledge, your enthusiasm, and your love from us—I want you to excel also in this gracious act of giving. And the brothers with him have been sent by the churches,[f] and they bring honor to Christ. Though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by his poverty he could make you rich. Lectionary Calendar. A Call to Generous Giving 1Now I want you to know, dear brothers and sisters, Greek brothers. 11 Now you should finish what you started. Get an Answer. 10 Here is my advice: It would be good for you to finish what you started a year ago. 5 For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands. Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 the Week of Christ the King / Proper 29 / Ordinary 34. 2 Corinthians 4 New Living Translation << 2 Corinthians 3 | 2 Corinthians 4 | 2 Corinthians 5 >> 4 1 Therefore, since God in his mercy has given us this new way, we never give up. “The NLT second edition was put together by a dream team of scholars and linguists and gives us a Bible that is thoroughly reliable and eminently readable. And they did it of their own free will. And give according to what you have, not what you don’t have. 1 Corinthians 8 - Now regarding your question about food that has been offered to idols. 6 Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. 2 Corinthians 12 - This boasting will do no good, but I must go on. 2 They are being tested by many troubles, and they are very poor. what God in his kindness has done through the churches in Macedonia. 13 Of course, I don’t mean your giving should make life easy for others and hard for yourselves. 23 If anyone asks about Titus, say that he is my partner who works with me to help you. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others. 13 Our desire is not that others might be relieved while you are hard pressed, but that there might be equality. The goal is equality, 15 as it is written: “The one who gathered much did not have too much, and the one who gathered little did not have too little.”[b](V), 16 Thanks be to God,(W) who put into the heart(X) of Titus(Y) the same concern I have for you. Last Week's Top Questions . Questions. We don't try to trick anyone or distort the word of God. 2 Corinthians 8:16 But thank God! Bible Language English. All rights reserved worldwide. 9 You know the generous grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. 11 I hope you will put up with a little more of my foolishness. 2 Corinthians 12:8 - NLT - Three different times I begged the Lord to take... Study verse in the New Living Translation 11 Now you should finish what you started. 21 We are careful to be honorable before the Lord, but we also want everyone else to see that we are honorable. Bible > NLT > 2 Corinthians 8 2 Corinthians 8 ... 2 They are being tested by many troubles, and they are very poor. But they are also filled with abundant joy, which has overflowed in rich generosity. We tell the truth before God, and all who are honest know this. 2 Corinthians 5 - For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands. 2 We grow weary in our present bodies, and we long to put on our heavenly bodies like new clothing. 4 Therefore, since God in his mercy has given us this new way, [] we never give up. 2 Corinthians 8:15 - NLT - Do you remember what the Scriptures say about... Study verse in the New Living Translation 3 For I can testify that they gave not only what they could afford, but far more. 13 Of course, I don’t mean your giving should make life easy for others and hard for yourselves. 1 Now I want you to know, dear brothers and sisters, 1 what God in his kindness has done through the churches in Macedonia. 12 Whatever you give is acceptable if you give it eagerly. 2 Corinthians 8:5 5 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. 2 They are being tested by many troubles, and they are very poor. 3 For I can testify that they gave not only what they could afford, but far more. (F) 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. Whether I was in my body or out of my body, I don’t know—only God knows. 10 Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies. 2 Corinthians 8 New Living Translation (NLT) A Call to Generous Giving. Please bear with me. 12 For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has,(T) not according to what one does not have. [ a] 2 May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. 2 They are being tested by many troubles, and they are very poor. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. It allows the Scriptures to speak with fresh vitality.” John Ortberg. 9 Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. 2 Corinthians 8:7 Since you excel in so many ways--in your faith, your gifted speakers, your knowledge, your enthusiasm, and your love from us--I want you to excel also in this gracious act of giving. 1 This letter is from Paul, chosen by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and from our brother Timothy. about the trouble we went through in the province of Asia. 22 We are also sending with them another of our brothers who has proven himself many times and has shown on many occasions how eager he is. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. 2 Corinthians 8 Encouragement to Give Generously. what God in his kindness has done through the churches in Macedonia. A Call to Generous Giving. He became poor - In becoming man, in all his life; in his death. NLT: New Living Translation . I only mean that there should be some equality. All rights reserved. 2 Corinthians … Give in proportion to what you have. Though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by his poverty he could make you rich. “Those who gathered a lot had nothing left over, and those who gathered only a little had enough.”, My First Hands-on Bible--soft leather-look, pretty pink, My First Hands-on Bible--soft leather-look, bold blue, NLT Teen Life Application Study Bible, Softcover, The NLT One Year Bible for Women - softcover. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. God Offers Comfort to All (R) 11 Now finish the work, so that your eager willingness(S) to do it may be matched by your completion of it, according to your means. 9 For you know the grace(M) of our Lord Jesus Christ,(N) that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor,(O) so that you through his poverty might become rich.(P). 2 Corinthians 8:9 NLT You know the generous grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. (AE) 20 We want to avoid any criticism of the way we administer this liberal gift. NLT: New Living Translation . 2 For I am jealous for you with the jealousy of God himself. Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Let the eagerness you showed in the beginning be matched now by your giving. << 2 Corinthians 8 | 2 Corinthians 9 | 2 Corinthians 10 >> 9 1 I really don't need to write to you about this ministry of giving for the believers in Jerusalem. 2 Corinthians 12 New Living Translation (NLT) Paul’s Vision and His Thorn in the Flesh. [b] 5 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. A Call to Generous Giving 1Now I want you to know, dear brothers and sisters, Greek brothers. 2 Corinthians - NLT. 2 Corinthians 4:8-18 New Living Translation (NLT). I will reluctantly tell about visions and revelations from the Lord. In this way, things will be equal. Ask a Question Got a Bible related Question? 2 Corinthians 8 1 And now, brothers and sisters, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches. I promised you as a pure bride to one husband-Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:2 We reject all shameful deeds and underhanded methods. 8 I am not commanding you to do this. 21 For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of man.(AF). 2 Corinthians 11 New Living Translation << 2 Corinthians 10 | 2 Corinthians 11 | 2 Corinthians 12 >> 11 1 I hope you will put up with a little more of my foolishness. 2 Corinthians 8:11 Now you should finish what you started. Please bear with me. Last year you were the first who wanted to give, and you were the first to begin doing it. 9 Now I am glad I sent it, not because it hurt you, but because the pain caused you to repent and change your ways. 17 Titus welcomed our request that he visit you again. 2 Corinthians 4:8-10 NLT. 2 Corinthians 8:9 9 You know the generous grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Cancel. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. But they are also filled with abundant joy, which has overflowed in rich generosity. 10 Here is my advice: It would be good for you to finish what you started a year ago. 2They are being tested by many troubles, and they are very poor. << 2 Corinthians 8 | 2 Corinthians 9 | 2 Corinthians 10 >> 9 1 I really don't need to write to you about this ministry of giving for the believers in Jerusalem. 14 Right now you have plenty and can help those who are in need. 19 He was appointed by the churches to accompany us as we take the offering to Jerusalem[e]—a service that glorifies the Lord and shows our eagerness to help. 2 They are being tested by many troubles, and they are very poor. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. Ask a Question. Entirely on their own, 4 they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing(D) in this service(E) to the Lord’s people. We don't try to trick anyone or distort the word of God. 2 Corinthians 8: Now I want you to know, dear brothers and sisters, what God in his kindness has done through the churches in Macedonia. 10 That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. 2 Corinthians 1: This letter is from Paul, chosen by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and from our brother Timothy. 8 1 Now I want you to know, dear brothers and sisters, what God in his kindness has done through the churches in Macedonia. 6 So we urged(G) Titus,(H) just as he had earlier made a beginning, to bring also to completion(I) this act of grace on your part. Read verse in … 2 Corinthians 8 Now I want you to know, dear brothers and sisters, what God in his kindness has done through the churches in Macedonia. I promised you as a pure bride [] to one husband—Christ. 2 We reject all shameful deeds and underhanded methods. But I am testing how genuine your love is by comparing it with the eagerness of the other churches. All rights reserved. And the brothers with him have been sent by the churches,[f] and they bring honor to Christ. New Living Translation (NLT). 1Now I want you to know, dear brothers and sisters,awhat God in his kindness has done through the churches in Macedonia. 2 I [] was caught up to the third heaven fourteen years ago. They are being tested by many troubles, and they are very poor. 2 Corinthians 8 Encouragement to Give Generously. In fact, he himself was very eager to go and see you. 9 In fact, we expected to die. He has given Titus the same enthusiasm for you that I have. (B) 3 For I testify that they gave as much as they were able,(C) and even beyond their ability. In this way, things will be equal. 3 For I can testify that they gave not only what they could afford, but far more. 17 Titus welcomed our request that he visit you again. Since you excel in so many ways – you have so much faith, such gifted speakers, such knowledge, such enthusiasm, and such love for us – now I want you to excel also in this gracious ministry of giving. He is now even more enthusiastic because of his great confidence in you. 2 They are being tested by many troubles, and they are very poor. Later, they will have plenty and can share with you when you need it. But they are also filled with abundant joy, which has overflowed in rich generosity. [b] 5 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. Now I want you to know, dear brothers and sisters, * what God in his kindness has done through the churches in Macedonia. All the churches praise him as a preacher of the Good News. We tell the truth before God, and all who are honest know this. But they are also filled with abundant joy, which has overflowe... Read verse in New Living Translation 2 Corinthians 8:7 NLT. All the churches praise him as a preacher of the Good News. Font Size. 3 For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. 2 Corinthians 1:18 As surely as God is faithful, our word to you does not waver between "Yes" and "No." 8 I am not commanding you,(L) but I want to test the sincerity of your love by comparing it with the earnestness of others. 2 Corinthians 4 New Living Translation << 2 Corinthians 3 | 2 Corinthians 4 | 2 Corinthians 5 >> 4 1 Therefore, since God in his mercy has given us this new way, we never give up. 2 In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. Please bear with me. But they are also filled with abundant joy, which has overflowed in rich generosity. Chapter 8. 8 Now I want you to know, dear brothers and sisters,[a] what God in his kindness has done through the churches in Macedonia. 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