New International Version
For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what one does not have.
King James Bible
For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.
Darby Bible Translation
For if the readiness be there, [a man is] accepted according to what he may have, not according to what he has not.
World English Bible
For if the readiness is there, it is acceptable according to what you have, not according to what you don't have.
Young's Literal Translation
for if the willing mind is present, according to that which any one may have it is well-accepted, not according to that which he hath not;
2 Corinthians 8:12 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
According to that a man hath - According to his real property; not taking that which belongs to his own family, and is indispensably necessary for their support; and not taking that which belongs to others; viz. what he owes to any man.
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'Now therefore perform the doing of it; that as there was a readiness to will so there may be a performance also.'--2 COR. viii. 11. The Revised Version reads: 'But now complete the doing also; that as there was the readiness to will, so there may be the completion also out of your ability.' A collection of money for the almost pauper church at Jerusalem bulked very largely in the Apostle's mind at the date of the writing of the two letters to the Corinthian church. We learn that that church had …
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"Tell the Israelites to bring me an offering. You are to receive the offering for me from everyone whose heart prompts them to give.
Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, "Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others.
"Truly I tell you," he said, "this poor widow has put in more than all the others.
All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on."
2 Corinthians 8:11
Now finish the work, so that your eager willingness to do it may be matched by your completion of it, according to your means.
2 Corinthians 8:13
Our desire is not that others might be relieved while you are hard pressed, but that there might be equality.
2 Corinthians 8:19
What is more, he was chosen by the churches to accompany us as we carry the offering, which we administer in order to honor the Lord himself and to show our eagerness to help.
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