2 Corinthians: Chapter 09

The Second Epistle to the Corinthians. The 9th Chapter
Ver.
Wycliffe (1382/95)
Tyndale (1526)
Geneva (1560)
King James (1611)
9:1 For of the ministry that is made to holy men, it is to me of plenty to write to you. Of the ministering to the saints, it is but superfluous for me to write unto you: For as touching the ministering to the Saints, it is superfluous for me to write unto you. For as touching the ministering to the Saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you.
9:2 For I know your ready will, for the which I have glory of you with Macedonians, for also Achaia is ready from a year passed, and your love hath stirred full many. for I know your readiness of mind, whereof I boast myself unto them of Macedonia, and say that Achaia was prepared a year ago, and your ferventness hath provoked many. For I know your readiness of mind, whereof I boast myself of you unto them of Macedonia, & say, that Achaia was prepared a year ago, and your zeal hath provoked many. For I know the forwardness of your mind, for which I boast of you to them of Macedonia, that Achaia was ready a year ago, and your zeal hath provoked very many.
9:3 And we have sent brethren, that this thing that we glory of you, be not voided in this part, that as I said, ye be ready. Nevertheless yet have I sent these brethren, lest our rejoicing over you should be in vain in this behalf. and that ye (as I have said) prepare yourselves, Now have I sent the brethren, lest our rejoicing over you should be in vain in this behalf, that ye (as I have said) be ready: Yet have I sent the brethren, lest our boasting of you should be in vain in this behalf, that as I said, ye may be ready.
9:4 Lest when Macedonians come with me, and find you unready, we be shamed, that we say you not, in this substance. lest peradventure if they of Macedonia come with me and find you unprepared, the boast that I made in this matter should be a shame to us: I say not unto you. Lest if they of Macedonia come with me, and find you unprepared, we (I need not to say, you) should be ashamed in this my constant boasting. Lest haply if they of Macedonia come with me, & find you unprepared, we (that we say not, you) should be ashamed in this same confident boasting.
9:5 Therefore I guessed necessary to pray brethren, that they come before to you, and make ready this promised blessing to be ready, so as blessing, and not as avarice. Wherefore I thought it necessary to exhort the brethren, to come beforehand unto you, for to prepare your good blessing promised afore, that it might be ready: so that it be a blessing, and not a defrauding. Wherefore, I thought it necessary to exhort the brethren to come before unto you, and to finish your benevolence appointed afore, that it might be ready, and come as of benevolence, and not as of sparing. Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort the brethren, that they would go before unto you, and make up beforehand your bounty, whereof ye had notice before, that the same might be ready, as a matter of bounty, not of covetousness.
9:6 This thing forsooth I say, he that soweth scarcely, shall also reap scarcely; and he that soweth in blessings, shall reap also of blessings. This yet remember, how that he which soweth little, shall reap little: and he that soweth plenteously, shall reap plenteously. This yet remember, that he which soweth sparingly, shall reap also sparingly, and he that soweth liberally, shall reap also liberally. But this I say, He which soweth sparingly, shall reap sparingly: and he which soweth bountifully, shall reap bountifully.
9:7 Each man as he cast in his heart, not of heaviness, or of need; for God loveth a glad giver. and let every man do according as he hath purposed in his heart, not grudgingly, or of necessity. For god loveth a cheerful giver. As every man wisheth in his heart, so let him give not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
9:8 And God is mighty to make all grace abound in you, that ye, in all things evermore having all sufficience, abound into all good work; God is able to make you rich in all grace, that ye in all things having sufficient unto the utmost, may be rich unto all manner good works, And God is able to make all grace to abound toward you, that ye always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound in every good work, And God is able to make all grace abound towards you, that ye always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.
9:9 as it is written, He dealed abroad, he gave to poor men, his rightwiseness dwelleth into without end. as it is written: He that sparsed abroad and hath given to the poor, his rightwiseness remaineth for ever. As it is written, He hath sparsed abroad and hath given to the poor: his benevolence remaineth for ever. (As it is written: He hath dispersed abroad: he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever.
9:10 Forsooth he that ministereth seed to the man sowing, and shall give bread to eat, and he shall multiply your seed, and make much the increasing of fruits of your rightwiseness; He that findeth the sower seed, shall minister bread for food, and shall multiply your seed, and increase the fruits of your rightwiseness that on all parts, Also he that findeth seed to the sower, will minister likewise bread for food, and multiply your seed, and increase the fruits of your benevolence, Now he that ministereth seed to the sower, both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness)
9:11 that in all things made rich abound into all simpleness, which worketh by us doing of thankings to God. ye may be made rich in all singleness, which causeth through us, thanksgiving unto god. That on all parts ye may be made rich unto all liberality, which causeth through us thanksgiving unto God. Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.
9:12 For the ministry of this office not only filleth those things that fail to holy men, but also aboundeth by many in doing of thankings to the Lord, For the office of this ministration, not only supplieth the need of the saints: but also is abundant herein, that for this laudable ministering, thanks might be given to god of many, For the ministration of this service not only supplieth the necessities of the Saints, but also is abundant by the thanksgiving of many unto God, For the administration of this service, not only supplieth the want of the Saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God,
9:13 by the proving of this ministry, which glorify God in the obedience of your acknowledging in the gospel of Christ, and in simpleness of communication into them and into all others, which praise god for your obedience in knowledging the gospel of Christ. and for your singleness, in distributing to them, and to all men. (Which by the experiment of this ministration praise God for your voluntary submission to the Gospel of Christ, and for your liberal distribution to them, and to all men) Whiles by the experiment of this ministration, they glorify God for your professed subjection unto the Gospel of Christ, and for your liberal distribution unto them, and unto all men:
9:14 and in the beseeching of them for you, that desire you for the excellent grace of God in you. and in their prayers to God for you, long after you, for the abundant grace of God given unto you. And by their prayer for you, desiring after you greatly, for the abundant grace of God in you. And by their prayer for you, which long after you for the exceeding grace of God in you.
9:15 I give thankings to God upon the untellable gift of him. Thanks be unto God for his ineffable gift. Thanks therefore be unto God for his unspeakable gift. Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.
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