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2Corinthians 9
New Living Translation

The Collection for Christians in Jerusalem

9I really don’t need to write to you about this ministry of giving for the believers in Jerusalem.G1063G3303G4012G1248G1519G40G2076G4053G3427G1125G5213 2For 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. In fact, it was your enthusiasm that stirred up many of the Macedonian believers to begin giving.G1063G1492G4288G5216G4288G3739G2744G5228G5216G3110G3754G882G3903G4070G575G2532G5216G2205G1537G2042G4119 3But I am sending these brothers to be sure you really are ready, as I have been telling them, and that your money is all collected. I don’t want to be wrong in my boasting about you.G1161G3992G80G3363G2257G2745G5228G5216G2758G1722G5129G3313G2443G2531G3004G5600G3903 4We would be embarrassed—not to mention your own embarrassment—if some Macedonian believers came with me and found that you weren’t ready after all I had told them!G3381G4458G1437G3110G2064G4862G1698G2532G2147G5209G532G2249G3363G3004G3363G5210G2617G1722G5026G5287G2746 5So I thought I should send these brothers ahead of me to make sure the gift you promised is ready. But I want it to be a willing gift, not one given grudgingly.G3767G2233G316G3870G80G2443G4281G1519G5209G2532G4294G5216G2129G4293G5026G1511G2092G3779G5613G2129G2532G3361G5618G4124 6Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop.G1161G5124G4687G5340G2325G2532G5340G2532G4687G1909G2129G2325G2532G1909G2129 7You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.”G1538G2531G4255G2588G3361G1537G3077G2228G1537G318G1063G2316G25G2431G1395 8And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.G1161G2316G1415G4052G3956G5485G4052G1519G5209G2443G3842G2192G3956G841G1722G3956G4052G1519G3956G18G2041 9As the Scriptures say, “They share freely and give generously to the poor. Their good deeds will be remembered forever.”G2531G1125G4650G1325G3993G846G1343G3306G1519G165 10For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you.G1161G2023G4690G4687G2532G5524G740G1519G1035G2532G4129G5216G4703G2532G837G1081G5216G1343 11Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God.G4148G1722G3956G1519G3956G572G3748G2716G1223G2257G2169G2316 12So two good things will result from this ministry of giving—the needs of the believers in Jerusalem will be met, and they will joyfully express their thanks to God.G3754G1248G5026G3009G3756G3440G2076G4322G5303G40G235G4052G2532G1223G4183G2169G2316 13As a result of your ministry, they will give glory to God. For your generosity to them and to all believers will prove that you are obedient to the Good News of Christ.G1223G1382G5026G1248G1392G2316G1909G5216G3671G5292G1519G2098G5547G2532G572G2842G1519G846G2532G1519G3956 14And they will pray for you with deep affection because of the overflowing grace God has given to you.G2532G846G1162G5228G5216G1971G5209G1223G5235G5485G2316G1909G5213 15Thank God for this gift too wonderful for words!G1161G5485G2316G1909G846G411G1431


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