New International Version
In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity.
King James Bible
How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.
Darby Bible Translation
that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty has abounded to the riches of their [free-hearted] liberality.
World English Bible
how that in much proof of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded to the riches of their liberality.
Young's Literal Translation
because in much trial of tribulation the abundance of their joy, and their deep poverty, did abound to the riches of their liberality;
2 Corinthians 8:2 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
In a great trial of affliction - The sense of this verse is the following: The Macedonians, though both poor and persecuted, rejoiced exceedingly that an opportunity was afforded them of doing good to their more impoverished and more persecuted brethren. We can scarcely ever speak of poverty and affliction in an absolute sense; they are only comparative. Even the poor are called to relieve those who are poorer than themselves; and the afflicted, to comfort those who are more afflicted than they are. The poor and afflicted Churches of Macedonia felt this duty, and therefore came forward to the uttermost of their power to relieve their more impoverished and afflicted brethren in Judea.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
liberality. Gr. simplicity.
LibraryWilling and not Doing
'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 …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Condescension of Christ
The Work of the Holy Spirit
Balak's Inquiries Relative to the Service of God, and Balaam's Answer, Briefly Considered.
Don't I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?'
Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God's kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?
if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.
2 Corinthians 2:9
Another reason I wrote you was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything.
Jump to PreviousAbounded Abundance Affliction Amid Boundless Deep Extreme Generosity Generous Great Greater Greatest Increase Joy Liberality Need Ordeal Overflowed Overflowing Part Passing Poverty Proof Rich Riches Severe Test Trial Trouble Undergoing Wealth
Jump to NextAbounded Abundance Affliction Amid Boundless Deep Extreme Generosity Generous Great Greater Greatest Increase Joy Liberality Need Ordeal Overflowed Overflowing Part Passing Poverty Proof Rich Riches Severe Test Trial Trouble Undergoing Wealth
Links2 Corinthians 8:2 NIV
2 Corinthians 8:2 NLT
2 Corinthians 8:2 ESV
2 Corinthians 8:2 NASB
2 Corinthians 8:2 KJV
2 Corinthians 8:2 Bible Apps
2 Corinthians 8:2 Biblia Paralela
2 Corinthians 8:2 Chinese Bible
2 Corinthians 8:2 French Bible
2 Corinthians 8:2 German Bible
2 Corinthians 8:2 Commentaries
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.