2 Corinthians 8:2
Good News Translation
They have been severely tested by the troubles they went through; but their joy was so great that they were extremely generous in their giving, even though they are very poor.

Contemporary English Version
Although they were going through hard times and were very poor, they were glad to give generously.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That in much experience of tribulation, they have had abundance of joy and their very deep poverty hath abounded unto the riches of their simplicity.

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That in much experience of tribulation, they have had abundance of joy and their very deep poverty hath abounded unto the riches of their simplicity.

in.

1 Thessalonians 1:6 And you became followers of us and of the Lord: receiving the word in much tribulation, with joy of the Holy Ghost:

1 Thessalonians 2:14 For you, brethren, are become followers of the churches of God which are in Judea, in Christ Jesus: for you also have suffered the same things from your own countrymen, even as they have from the Jews:

1 Thessalonians 3:3,4 That no man should be moved in these tribulations: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto. . . .

the abundance.

Nehemiah 8:10-12 And he said to them: Go, eat fat meats, and drink sweet wine, and send portions to them that have not prepared for themselves: because it is the holy day of the Lord, and be not sad: for the joy of the Lord is our strength. . . .

Acts 2:45,46 Their possessions and goods they sold and divided them to all, according as every one had need. . . .

their deep.

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

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

James 2:5 Hearken, my dearest brethren: Hath not God chosen the poor in this world, rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which God hath promised to them that love him?

Revelation 2:9 I know thy tribulation and thy poverty: but thou art rich. And thou art blasphemed by them that say they are Jews and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

the riches.

2 Corinthians 6:10 As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing: as needy, yet enriching many: as having nothing and possessing all things.

2 Corinthians 9:11,13 That being enriched in all things, you may abound unto all simplicity which worketh through us thanksgiving to God. . . .

Deuteronomy 15:4 And there shall be no poor nor beggar among you: that the Lord thy God may bless thee in the land which he will give thee in possession.

Proverbs 11:25 He that hideth up corn, shall be cursed among the people: but a blessing upon the head of them that sell.

Isaiah 32:5-8 The fool shall no more be called prince: neither shall the deceitful be called great: . . .

liberality.

2 Corinthians 1:12 For our glory is this: the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity of heart and sincerity of God, and not in carnal wisdom, but in the grace of God, we have conversed in this world: and more abundantly towards you.

Romans 12:8 He that exhorteth, in exhorting; he that giveth, with simplicity; he that ruleth, with carefulness; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.

Context
Generosity Commended
1Now we make known unto you, brethren, the grace of God that hath been given in the churches of Macedonia. 2That in much experience of tribulation, they have had abundance of joy and their very deep poverty hath abounded unto the riches of their simplicity. 3For according to their power (I bear them witness) and beyond their power, they were willing:…
Cross References
Matthew 20:15
Or, is it not lawful for me to do what I will? Is thy eye evil, because I am good?

Romans 2:4
Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and patience and longsuffering? Knowest thou not that the benignity of God leadeth thee to penance?

Romans 12:8
He that exhorteth, in exhorting; he that giveth, with simplicity; he that ruleth, with carefulness; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.

2 Corinthians 2:9
For to this end also did I write, that I may know the experiment of you, whether you be obedient in all things.

Additional Translations
In the terrible ordeal they suffered, their abundant joy and deep poverty overflowed into rich generosity.

that in much proof of tribulation, the abundance of their joy and of their deep poverty abounded into the riches of their generosity.

How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded to the riches of their liberality.

how that in much proof of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.

that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty has abounded to the riches of their [free-hearted] liberality.

how that in much proof of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.

That in a great trial of affliction, the abundance of their joy, and their deep poverty, abounded to the riches of their liberality.

how, while passing through great trouble, their boundless joy even amid their deep poverty has overflowed to increase their generous liberality.

how that in much proof of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded to the riches of their liberality.

because in much trial of tribulation the abundance of their joy, and their deep poverty, did abound to the riches of their liberality;
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