2 Corinthians 8:12
Good News Translation
If you are eager to give, God will accept your gift on the basis of what you have to give, not on what you don't have.

Contemporary English Version
It doesn't matter how much you have. What matters is how much you are willing to give from what you have.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For if the will be forward, it is accepted according to that which a man hath: not according to that which he hath not.

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For if the will be forward, it is accepted according to that which a man hath: not according to that which he hath not.

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2 Corinthians 9:7 Every one as he hath determined in his heart, not with sadness or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

Exodus 25:2 Speak to the children of Israel, that they bring firstfruits to me: of every man that offereth of his own accord, you shall take them.

Exodus 35:5,21,22,29 Set aside with you firstfruits to the Lord. Let every one that is willing and hath a ready heart, offer them to the Lord: gold, and silver, and brass, . . .

1 Chronicles 29:3-18 Now over and above the things which I have offered into the house of my God I give of my own proper goods, gold and silver for the temple of my God, beside what things I have prepared for the holy house. . . .

2 Chronicles 6:8 The Lord said to him: Forasmuch as it was thy will to build a house to my name, thou hast done well indeed in having such a will:

Proverbs 19:22 A needy man is merciful: and better is the poor than the lying man.

Mark 12:42-44 And there came a certain poor widow: and she cast in two mites, which make a farthing. . . .

Mark 14:7,8 For the poor you have always with you: and whensoever you will, you may do them good: but me you have not always. . . .

Luke 7:44-46 And turning to the woman, he said unto Simon: Dost thou see this woman? I entered into thy house: thou gavest me no water for my feet. But she with tears hath washed my feet; and with her hairs hath wiped them. . . .

Luke 12:47,48 And that servant, who knew the will of his lord and prepared not himself and did not according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. . . .

Luke 16:10 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in that which is greater: and he that is unjust in that which is little is unjust also in that which is greater.

Luke 21:1-4 And looking on, he saw the rich men cast their gifts into the treasury. . . .

1 Peter 4:10 As every man hath received grace, ministering the same one to another: as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

Context
Christ's Example
11Now therefore perform ye it also in deed: that as your mind is forward to be willing, so it may be also to perform, out of that which you have. 12For if the will be forward, it is accepted according to that which a man hath: not according to that which he hath not. 13For I mean not that others should be eased and you burdened, but by an equality.…
Cross References
Exodus 25:2
Speak to the children of Israel, that they bring firstfruits to me: of every man that offereth of his own accord, you shall take them.

Mark 12:43
And calling his disciples together, he saith to them: Amen I say to you, this poor widow hath cast in more than all they who have cast into the treasury.

Luke 21:3
And he said: Verily, I say to you that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all.

Luke 21:4
For all these have of their abundance cast into the offerings of God: but she of her want hath cast in all the living that she had.

2 Corinthians 8:11
Now therefore perform ye it also in deed: that as your mind is forward to be willing, so it may be also to perform, out of that which you have.

2 Corinthians 8:13
For I mean not that others should be eased and you burdened, but by an equality.

2 Corinthians 8:19
And not that only: but he was also ordained by the churches companion of our travels, for this grace, which is administered by us, to the glory of the Lord and our determined will:

2 Corinthians 9:7
Every one as he hath determined in his heart, not with sadness or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

Additional Translations
For if the eagerness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what he does not have.

For if the readiness is present, it is acceptable as if he might have, not as he does not have.

For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man has, and not according to that he has not.

For if the readiness is there, it is acceptable according as a man hath, not according as he hath not.

For if the readiness be there, [a man is] accepted according to what he may have, not according to what he has not.

For if the readiness is there, it is acceptable according as a man hath, not according as he hath not.

For if there is first a willing mind, it is accepted according to what a man hath, and not according to what he hath not.

For, assuming the earnest willingness, the gift is acceptable according to whatever a man has, and not according to what he has not.

For if the readiness is there, it is acceptable according to what you have, not according to what you don't have.

for if the willing mind is present, according to that which any one may have it is well-accepted, not according to that which he hath not;
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