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Old
Testament

 Genesis 
 Exodus 
 Leviticus 
 Numbers 
 Deuteronomy 
 Joshua 
 Judges 
 Ruth 
 1 Samuel 
 2 Samuel 
 1 Kings 
 2 Kings 
 1 Chronicles 
 2 Chronicles 
 Ezra 
 Nehemiah 
 Esther 
 Job 
 Psalms 
 Proverbs 
 Ecclesiastes 
 Songs 
 Isaiah 
 Jeremiah 
 Lamentations 
 Ezekiel 
 Daniel 
 Hosea 
 Joel 
 Amos 
 Obadiah 
 Jonah 
 Micah 
 Nahum 
 Habakkuk 
 Zephaniah 
 Haggai 
 Zechariah 
 Malachi 
2 Corinthians 8
1 Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia;
2 How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.
3 For to [their] power, I bear record, yea, and beyond [their] power [they were] willing of themselves;
4 Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift, and [take upon us] the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.
5 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.
6 Insomuch that we desired Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also finish in you the same grace also.
7 Therefore, as ye abound in every [thing, in] faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and [in] all diligence, and [in] your love to us, [see] that ye abound in this grace also.
8 I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.
9 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.
10 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.
11 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 ye have.
12 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.
13 For [I mean] not that other men be eased, and ye burdened:
14 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:
15 As it is written, He that [had gathered] much had nothing over; and he that [had gathered] little had no lack.
16 But thanks [be] to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you.
17 For indeed he accepted the exhortation; but being more forward, of his own accord he went unto you.
18 And we have sent with him the brother, whose praise [is] in the gospel throughout all the churches;
19 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:
20 Avoiding this, that no man should blame us in this abundance which is administered by us:
21 Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.
22 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.
23 Whether [any do enquire] of Titus, [he is] my partner and fellowhelper concerning you: or our brethren [be enquired of, they are] the messengers of the churches, [and] the glory of Christ.
24 Wherefore shew ye to them, and before the churches, the proof of your love, and of our boasting on your behalf.
Translation

 Luther 
 Elberfelder 
 Schlachter 
 King James V. 
 

Chapter


New
Testament

 Matthew 
 Mark 
 Luke 
 John 
 Acts 
 Romans 
 1 Corinthians 
 2 Corinthians 
 Galatians 
 Ephesians 
 Philippians 
 Colossians 
 1 Thessalonians 
 2 Thessalonians 
 1 Timothy 
 2 Timothy 
 Titus 
 Philemon 
 1 Peter 
 2 Peter 
 1 John 
 2 John 
 3 John 
 Hebrews 
 James 
 Jude 
 Revelation 



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