2 Corinthians 8:5
Good News Translation
It was more than we could have hoped for! First they gave themselves to the Lord; and then, by God's will they gave themselves to us as well.

Contemporary English Version
And they did more than we had hoped. They gave themselves first to the Lord and then to us, just as God wanted them to do.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And not as we hoped: but they gave their own selves, first to the Lord, then to us by the will of God;

New American Bible
and this, not as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and to us through the will of God,

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And not as we hoped: but they gave their own selves, first to the Lord, then to us by the will of God;

first.

2 Corinthians 5:14,15 For the charity of Christ presseth us: judging this, that if one died for all, then all were dead. . . .

1 Samuel 1:28 Therefore I also have lent him to the Lord all the days of his life, he shall be lent to the Lord. And they adored the Lord there. And Anna prayed, and said:

2 Chronicles 30:8 Harden not your necks, as your fathers did: yield yourselves to the Lord, and come to his sanctuary, which he hath sanctified forever: serve the Lord the God of your fathers, and the wrath of his indignation shall be turned away from you.

Isaiah 44:3-5 For I will pour out waters upon the thirsty ground, and streams upon the dry land: I will pour out my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thy stock. . . .

Jeremiah 31:33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel, after those days, saith the Lord: I will give my law in their bowels, and I will write it in their heart: and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Zechariah 13:9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined: and I will try them as gold is tried. They shall call on my name, and I will hear them. I will say: Thou art my people: and they shall say: The Lord is my God.

Romans 6:13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of iniquity unto sin: but present yourselves to God, as those that are alive from the dead; and your members as instruments of justice unto God.

Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercy of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, pleasing unto God, your reasonable service.

Romans 14:7-9 For none of us liveth to himself: and no man dieth to himself. . . .

1 Corinthians 6:19,20 Or know you not that your members are the temple of the Holy Ghost, who is in you, whom you have from God: and you are not your own? . . .

unto.

2 Corinthians 4:5 For we preach not ourselves, but Jesus Christ our Lord: and ourselves your servants through Jesus.

1 Chronicles 12:18 But the spirit came upon Amasai the chief among thirty, and he said: We are thine, O David, and for thee, O son of Isai: peace, peace be to thee, and peace to thy helpers. For thy God helpeth thee. So David received them, and made them captains of the band.

2 Chronicles 30:12 But the hand of God was in Juda, to give them one heart to do the word of the Lord, according to the commandment of the king, and of the princes.

Context
Generosity Commended
4With much entreaty begging of us the grace and communication of the ministry that is done toward the saints. 5And not as we hoped: but they gave their own selves, first to the Lord, then to us by the will of God; 6Insomuch, that we desired Titus, that, as he had begun, so also he would finish among you this same grace.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 1:1
Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Sosthenes a brother,

2 Corinthians 8:1
Now we make known unto you, brethren, the grace of God that hath been given in the churches of Macedonia.

Additional Translations
And not only did they do as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then to us, because it was the will of God.

And not only as we had hoped, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then to us, by the will of God.

And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and to us by the will of God.

and this , not as we had hoped, but first they gave their own selves to the Lord, and to us through the will of God.

And not according as we hoped, but they gave themselves first to the Lord, and to us by God's will.

and this, not as we had hoped, but first they gave their own selves to the Lord, and to us by the will of God.

And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and to us by the will of God:

They not only did this, as we had expected, but first of all in obedience to God's will they gave their own selves to the Lord and to us.

This was not as we had hoped, but first they gave their own selves to the Lord, and to us through the will of God.

and not according as we expected, but themselves they did give first to the Lord, and to us, through the will of God,
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