New American Standard Bible
For it is superfluous for me to write to you about this ministry to the saints;
King James Bible
For as touching the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you:
Darby Bible Translation
For concerning the ministration which is for the saints, it is superfluous my writing to you.
World English Bible
It is indeed unnecessary for me to write to you concerning the service to the saints,
Young's Literal Translation
For, indeed, concerning the ministration that is for the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For as touching the ministering to the saints - In regard to the collection that was to be taken up for the aid of the poor Christians in Judea; see the notes on Romans 15:26; 1 Corinthians 16:1; 2 Corinthians 8.
It is superfluous ... - It is needless to urge that matter on you, because I know that you acknowledge the obligation to do it, and have already purposed it.
For me to write to you - That is, to write more, or to write largely on the subject. It is unnecessary for me to urge arguments why it should be done; and all that is proper is to offer some suggestions in regard to the manner in which it shall be accomplished.
LibraryPraise for the Gift of Gifts
"Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift."--2 Corinthians 9:15. IN the chapter from which my text is taken, Paul is stirring up the Christians at Corinth to be ready with liberal gifts for the poor saints at Jerusalem. He finishes by reminding them of a greater gift that any they could bring, and by this one short word of praise, "Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift," he sets all their hearts a-singing. Let men give as liberally as they may, you can always proclaim the value of their …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 38: 1892
1872-1874. Letter from Rev. A. M. W. Christopher --Letter from Gulf of St. Lawrence-Mrs. Birt's Sheltering Home, Liverpool --Letter to Mrs. Merry --Letter from Canada --Miss
"Now after several years I came to bring alms to my nation and to present offerings;
contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.
that I may be rescued from those who are disobedient in Judea, and that my service for Jerusalem may prove acceptable to the saints;
2 Corinthians 8:4
begging us with much urging for the favor of participation in the support of the saints,
1 Thessalonians 4:9
Now as to the love of the brethren, you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another;
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