2 Corinthians 8:5
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English Standard Version
and this, not as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then by the will of God to us.

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

American Standard Version
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.

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:

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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:

Weymouth New Testament
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.

2 Corinthians 8:5 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

As we hoped (καθὼς ἠλπίσαμεν)

Better, expected. They took part in this contribution in a manner beyond our expectation. Supply, as A.V., this they did, or, Rev., and this.

Their own selves

Their liberality began in self-surrender to God and to the apostles as His agents: to us by the will of God.

2 Corinthians 8:5 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

first.

2 Corinthians 5:14,15 For the love of Christ constrains us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead...

1 Samuel 1:28 Therefore also I have lent him to the LORD; as long as he lives he shall be lent to the LORD. And he worshipped the LORD there.

2 Chronicles 30:8 Now be you not stiff necked, as your fathers were, but yield yourselves to the LORD, and enter into his sanctuary...

Isaiah 44:3-5 For I will pour water on him that is thirsty, and floods on the dry ground: I will pour my spirit on your seed...

Jeremiah 31:33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, said the LORD...

Zechariah 13:9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried...

Romans 6:13 Neither yield you your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin: but yield yourselves to God...

Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God...

Romans 14:7-9 For none of us lives to himself, and no man dies to himself...

1 Corinthians 6:19,20 What? know you not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which you have of God, and you are not your own...

unto.

2 Corinthians 4:5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

1 Chronicles 12:18 Then the spirit came on Amasai, who was chief of the captains, and he said, Your are we, David, and on your side, you son of Jesse...

2 Chronicles 30:12 Also in Judah the hand of God was to give them one heart to do the commandment of the king and of the princes, by the word of the LORD.

Cross References
1 Corinthians 1:1
Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and our brother Sosthenes,

2 Corinthians 8:1
We want you to know, brothers, about the grace of God that has been given among the churches of Macedonia,

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