2 Corinthians: Chapter 08

The Second Epistle to the Corinthians. The 8th Chapter
Ver.
Wycliffe (1382/95)
Tyndale (1526)
Geneva (1560)
King James (1611)
8:1 But, brethren, we make known to you the grace of God, that is given in the churches of Macedonia, I do you to wit brethren of the grace of god, which is given in the congregations of Macedonia, We do you also to wit, brethren, of the grace of God bestowed upon the Churches of Macedonia, Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the Churches of Macedonia,
8:2 that in much assaying of tribulation, the abundance of the joy of them was, and the highest poverty of them was plenteous into the riches of the simpleness of them. how that the abundance of their rejoicing is, that they are tried with much tribulation. And how that their poverty, though it be deep, yet hath followed over, and is be come unto them riches in singleness. Because in great trial of affliction their joy abounded, and their most extreme poverty abounded unto their rich liberality. How that in a great trial of affliction, the abundance of their joy, and their deep poverty, abounded unto the riches of their liberality.
8:3 For I bear witnessing to them, after virtue, and above virtue they were willful, For to their powers (I bear them record) yea and beyond their power, they were willing of their own accord, For to their power (I bear record) yea, & beyond their power, they were willing, For to their power (I bear record) yea, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves:
8:4 with much admonishing beseeching us the grace and the communing of the ministering, that is made to holy men. and prayed us with great instance that we would receive their benefit, and suffer them to be partakers with other in ministering to the saints. And prayed us with great instance that we would receive the grace, & fellowship of the ministering which is toward the Saints. Praying us with much entreaty, that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the Saints.
8:5 And not as we hoped, but they gave themselves first to the Lord, afterward to us by the will of God. And this they did, not as we looked for: but gave their own selves first to the lord, and after unto us by the will of God: And this they did, not as we looked for: but gave their own selves, first to the Lord, and after unto us by the will of God, 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.
8:6 So that we prayed Titus, that as he began, so also he perform in you this grace. so that we could not but desire Titus to accomplish the same benevolence among you also, even as he had begun. That we should exhort Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also accomplish the same grace among you also. Insomuch that we desired Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also finish in you, the same grace also.
8:7 But as ye abound in all things, in faith, and word, and science, and all busyness, moreover and in your charity into us, that also in this grace ye abound. Now therefore, as ye are rich in all parts, in faith, in word, in knowledge, in all ferventness, and in love, which ye have to us: even so see that ye be plenteous in this benevolence. Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith and word, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love towards us, even so see that ye abound in this grace also. Therefore (as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, & knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us) see that ye abound in this grace also.
8:8 I say not as commanding, but by the busyness of other men proving also the good wit of your charity. This say I not as commanding: but because other are so fervent, therefore prove I your love, whether it be perfect or no. This say I not by commandment, but because of the diligence of others: therefore prove I the naturalness of your love. I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.
8:9 And ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, for he was made needy for you, when he was rich, that ye should be made rich by his mis-ease. Ye know the liberality of our lord Jesus Christ, which though he were rich, yet for your sakes became poor: that ye through his poverty might be made rich. For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that he being rich, for your sakes became poor, that ye through his poverty might be made rich. For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.
8:10 And I give counsel in this thing; for this is profitable to you, that not only have begun to do, but and to desire from the former year. And I give counsel hereto: For this is expedient for you, which began, not to do only: but also to will, a year ago. And I shew my mind herein: for this is expedient for you, which have begun not to do only, but also to will, a year ago. And herein I give my advice, for this is expedient for you, who have begun before, not only to do, but also to be forward a year ago.
8:11 Now forsooth perform ye indeed, that as the discretion of will is ready to desire good, so be it also of performing of that that ye have. Now therefore perform the deed, that as there was in you a readiness to will, even so ye may perform the deed, of that which ye have. Now therefore perform to do it also, that as there was a readiness to will, even so ye may perform it of that which ye have. Now therefore perform the doing of it, that as there was a readiness to will, so there may be a performance also out of that which you have.
8:12 For if the will be ready, it is accepted after that that it hath, not after that that it hath not. For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not. For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, & not according to that he hath not. For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.
8:13 Forsooth not that it be remission to other men, and to you tribulation; It is not my mind that other be set at ease, and ye brought into cumbrance: Neither is it that other men should be eased and you grieved. For I mean not that other men be eased, and you burdened:
8:14 but of evenness, in this present time your abundance fulfill the mis-ease of them, that and the abundance of them be supplement of your mis-ease, that evenness be made; but that there be egalness. Let your abundance succour their lack at this present time of dearth: that their abundance may supply your lack: that there may be equality, But upon like condition, at this time your abundance supplieth their lack, that also their abundance may be for your lack, that there may be equality: But by an equality: that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want, that there may be equality,
8:15 as it is written, He that hath gathered much, was not increased, and he that had gathered little, had not less. agreeing to that which is written: He that gathered much had never the more abundance, and he that gathered little, had never the less. As it is written, He that gathered much, had nothing over, and he that gathered little, had not the less. As it is written, He that had gathered much, had nothing over, and he that had gathered little, had no lack.
8:16 And I do thankings to God, that gave the same busyness for you in the heart of Titus, Thanks be unto god, which put in the heart of Titus the same good mind toward you. And thanks be unto God, which hath put in the heart of Titus the same care for you. But thanks be to God which put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you.
8:17 for soothly he received exhortation; but when he was busier, with his will he went forth to you. For he accepted our request. yea rather he was so well willing, that he of his own accord came unto you. Because he accepted the exhortation, yea, he was so careful that of his own accord he went unto you. For indeed he accepted the exhortation, but being more forward, of his own accord he went unto you.
8:18 And we sent with him a brother, whose praising is in the gospel by all churches. We have sent with him that brother whose laud is in the gospel throughout all the congregations: And we have sent also with him the brother, whose praise is in the Gospel throughout all the Churches, And we have sent with him the brother, whose praise is in the Gospel, throughout all the Churches.
8:19 And not only praised, but also he is ordained of churches the fellow of our pilgrimage into this grace, that is ministered of us to the glory of the Lord, and to our ordained will; and not so only, but is also chosen of the congregations to be a fellow with us in our journey, as concerning this benevolence that is ministered by us unto the praise of the lord, and to stir up your prompt mind. (And not so only, but is also chosen of the Churches to be a fellow in our journey concerning this grace that is ministered by us unto the glory of the same Lord, and declaration of your prompt mind) And not that only, but who was also chosen of the Churches to travel with us with this grace which is administered by us to the glory of the same Lord, and declaration of your ready mind.
8:20 eschewing this thing, that no man blame us in this plenty, that is ministered of us to the glory of the Lord. And this we eschew that any man should rebuke us in this abundance, that is ministered by us, Avoiding this, that no man should blame us in this abundance that is ministered by us, Avoiding this, that no man should blame us in this abundance which is administered by us.
8:21 For we purvey good things, not only before God, but also before all men. and make provision for honest things, not in the sight of god only, but also in the sight of men. Providing for honest things, not only before the Lord, but also before men. Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but in the sight of men.
8:22 Forsooth we sent with them and our brother, whom we have proved in many things oft, to be busy, now forsooth much busier, in much trust in you, We have sent with them a brother of ours whom we have ofttimes proved diligent in many things, but now much more diligent. The great confidence which I have in you And we have sent with them our brother, whom we have ofttimes proved to be diligent in many things, but now much more diligent, for the great confidence, which I have in you. And we have sent with them our brother, whom we have oftentimes proved diligent in many things, but now much more diligent, upon the great confidence which I have in you.
8:23 either for Titus, that is my fellow and helper in you, either our brethren, apostles of the churches of the glory of Christ. hath caused me this to do: partly for Titus’ sake which is my fellow, and helper as concerning you: partly because of other which are our brethren, and the messengers of the congregations, and the glory of Christ. Whether any do enquire of Titus, he is my fellow and helper to you-ward: or of our brethren, they are messengers of the Churches, & the glory of Christ. Whether any do enquire of Titus; he is my partner and fellow helper concerning you: or our brethren be enquired of, they are the messengers of the Churches, and the glory of Christ.
8:24 Therefore shew ye to them in the face of churches, the shewing that is of your charity and of our glory for you. Wherefore shew unto them the proof of your love, and of the rejoicing that we have of you, that the congregations may see it. Wherefore shew toward them, & before the Churches the proof of your love, and of the rejoicing that we have of you. Wherefore shew ye to them, and before the Churches, the proof of your love, & of our boasting on your behalf.
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