2 Corinthians 8:4
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English Standard Version
begging us earnestly for the favor of taking part in the relief of the saints—

King James Bible
Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.

American Standard Version
beseeching us with much entreaty in regard of this grace and the fellowship in the ministering to the saints:

Douay-Rheims Bible
With much entreaty begging of us the grace and communication of the ministry that is done toward the saints.

English Revised Version
beseeching us with much entreaty in regard of this grace and the fellowship in the ministering to the saints:

Webster's Bible Translation
Praying us with much entreaty, that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.

Weymouth New Testament
With earnest entreaty they begged from us the favour of being allowed to share in the service now being rendered to God's people.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Praying us - that we would receive the gift and take upon us the fellowship (δεόμενοι ἡμῶν τὴν χάριν καὶ τὴν κοινωνίαν)

Rev., beseeching us, etc., in regard of this grace and the fellowship in the ministering. The Greek reads simply, praying us for the favor and the fellowship of the ministry. The renderings of both A.V. and Rev. are clumsy. Paul means that they earnestly besought him as a favor that they might have a share in ministering to the poor saints. Χάρις means grace, gift, and favor. Here the last.

2 Corinthians 8:4 Parallel Commentaries

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that.

2 Corinthians 8:18,19 And we have sent with him the brother, whose praise is in the gospel throughout all the churches...

Genesis 33:10,11 And Jacob said, No, I pray you, if now I have found grace in your sight, then receive my present at my hand...

2 Kings 5:15,16 And he returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and came, and stood before him: and he said, Behold...

Acts 16:15 And when she was baptized, and her household, she sought us, saying, If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord...

1 Corinthians 16:3,4 And when I come, whomsoever you shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality to Jerusalem...

the ministering.

2 Corinthians 9:1,12-14 For as touching the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you...

Matthew 10:42 And whoever shall give to drink to one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, truly I say to you...

Matthew 12:50 For whoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

Matthew 25:40,44,45 And the King shall answer and say to them, Truly I say to you, Inasmuch as you have done it to one of the least of these my brothers...

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

John 19:26,27 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he said to his mother, Woman, behold your son!...

Acts 6:1 And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews...

*etc:

Acts 9:39-41 Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping...

Acts 11:29 Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief to the brothers which dwelled in Judaea:

Acts 24:17 Now after many years I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings.

Romans 15:25,26 But now I go to Jerusalem to minister to the saints...

1 Corinthians 16:1,3,4,15 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do you...

Galatians 2:10 Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do.

Galatians 6:10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good to all men, especially to them who are of the household of faith.

1 Timothy 5:10 Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet...

Philemon 1:5,6 Hearing of your love and faith, which you have toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints...

Hebrews 6:10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, which you have showed toward his name...

1 John 3:16-18 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers...

Cross References
Acts 24:17
Now after several years I came to bring alms to my nation and to present offerings.

Romans 15:25
At present, however, I am going to Jerusalem bringing aid to the saints.

Romans 15:31
that I may be delivered from the unbelievers in Judea, and that my service for Jerusalem may be acceptable to the saints,

2 Corinthians 8:19
And not only that, but he has been appointed by the churches to travel with us as we carry out this act of grace that is being ministered by us, for the glory of the Lord himself and to show our good will.

2 Corinthians 9:1
Now it is superfluous for me to write to you about the ministry for the saints,

2 Corinthians 9:12
For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God.

2 Corinthians 9:13
By their approval of this service, they will glorify God because of your submission that comes from your confession of the gospel of Christ, and the generosity of your contribution for them and for all others,

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