1 About the help to God's holy people, there is really no need for me to write to you;
1John 2:27 1Sam 20:23 1Thess 4:9-10 1Thess 5:1 2Cor 8:4-15 2Cor 9:12-14 Gal 2:10
2 for I am well aware of your enthusiasm, and I have been boasting of it to the Macedonians that 'Achaia has been ready for a year'; your enthusiasm has been a spur to many others.
2Cor 8:10 2Cor 8:8 2Cor 8:24 1Cor 16:15 Heb 10:24 1Thess 1:7 2Cor 1:1
3 All the same, I have sent the brothers, to make sure that our boast about you may not prove hollow in this respect and that you may be ready, as I said you would be;
2Cor 8:6 1Cor 16:1-4 2Cor 7:14 2Cor 8:17-24 2Cor 9:4-5 Titus 3:1
4 so that if by chance some of the Macedonians came with me and found you unprepared we -- to say nothing of yourselves -- would not be put to shame by our confidence in you.
2Cor 8:1-5 2Cor 8:24 2Cor 9:2 2Cor 11:17 Rom 15:26
5 So I have thought it necessary to encourage the brothers to go to you ahead of us and make sure in advance of the gift that you have already promised, so that it is all at hand as a real gift and not an imposition.
Gen 33:11 1Sam 25:27 Phil 4:17 1Cor 16:2 1Sam 30:26 2Cor 8:6 2Cor 12:17-18
6 But remember: anyone who sows sparsely will reap sparsely as well -- and anyone who sows generously will reap generously as well.
Luke 6:38 Prov 11:24-25 Prov 22:9 Prov 11:18 Prov 19:17 2Cor 9:10 Eccl 11:1
7 Each one should give as much as he has decided on his own initiative, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
2Cor 8:12 Exod 25:2 1Chr 29:17 Deut 15:7-11 Acts 20:35 Rom 12:8 Prov 23:6-8
8 God is perfectly able to enrich you with every grace, so that you always have enough for every conceivable need, and your resources overflow in all kinds of good work.
Eph 3:20 2Cor 8:7 Prov 10:22 Phil 4:18-19 Prov 28:27 Hag 2:8 Mal 3:10
9 As scripture says: To the needy he gave without stint, his uprightness stands firm for ever.
Ps 112:9 Isa 51:8 1Cor 13:13 Gal 5:5-6 Ps 112:3 Prov 21:21 Prov 8:18
10 The one who so freely provides seed for the sower and food to eat will provide you with ample store of seed for sowing and make the harvest of your uprightness a bigger one:
Isa 55:10 Hos 10:12 2Cor 9:6 Eph 5:9 Phil 4:17 1Thess 3:12 1Thess 4:10
11 you will be rich enough in every way for every kind of generosity that makes people thank God for what we have done.
2Cor 1:11 1Tim 6:17-18 1Cor 1:5 2Cor 4:15 1Chr 29:12-14 2Chr 31:10 2Cor 8:2-3
12 For the help provided by this contribution not only satisfies the needs of God's holy people, but also overflows into widespread thanksgiving to God;
1John 3:17 2Cor 1:11 2Cor 8:4 2Cor 8:14-15 2Cor 9:1 Jas 2:14-16 Phlm 1:4-7
13 because when you have proved your quality by this help, they will give glory to God for the obedience which you show in professing the gospel of Christ, as well as for the generosity of your fellowship towards them and towards all.
2Cor 2:12 Matt 5:16 1Pet 2:9 1Pet 4:11 1Tim 6:12 2Cor 10:5 Acts 4:21
14 At the same time, their prayer for you will express the affection they feel for you because of the unbounded grace God has given you.
1Cor 1:4-5 1Tim 1:14 2Cor 1:11 2Cor 8:1 2Cor 8:6-7 2Sam 13:29 2Tim 1:16-18
15 Thanks be to God for his gift that is beyond all telling!
2Cor 2:14 Jas 1:17 John 3:16 Rev 4:9 Eph 5:20 1Cor 15:57 1John 5:11-12