2 Corinthians 9
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1For indeed, concerning the ministry that [is] for the holy ones, it is superfluous for me to write to you, 2for I have known your readiness of mind, which in your behalf I boast of to Macedonians, that Achaia has been prepared a year ago, and your zeal stirred up the greater part, 3and I sent the brothers, that our boasting on your behalf may not be made vain in this respect; that, according as I said, you may be ready, 4lest if Macedonians may come with me, and find you unprepared, we may be put to shame (that we do not say—you) in this same confidence of boasting. 5Therefore I thought [it] necessary to exhort the brothers, that they may go before to you, and may make up before your formerly announced blessing, that this be ready, as a blessing, and not as covetousness.

6And [remember] this: he who is sowing sparingly, will also reap sparingly; and he who is sowing in blessings, will also reap in blessings; 7each one, according as he purposes in heart, not out of sorrow or out of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver, 8and God [is] able to cause all grace to abound to you, that in everything always having all sufficiency, you may abound to every good work,

9according as it has been written: “He dispersed abroad, He gave to the poor, His righteousness remains throughout the age,”

10and may He who is supplying seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness, 11being enriched to all liberality in everything, which works thanksgiving through us to God, 12because the ministry of this service not only is supplying the wants of the holy ones, but is also abounding through many thanksgivings to God, 13through the proof of this ministry glorifying God for the subjection of your confession to the good news of the Christ, and [for] the liberality of the fellowship to them and to all, 14and by their supplication in your behalf, longing after you because of the exceeding grace of God on you; 15thanks also to God for His unspeakable gift!

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