New International Version
So we urged Titus, just as he had earlier made a beginning, to bring also to completion this act of grace on your part.
King James Bible
Insomuch that we desired Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also finish in you the same grace also.
Darby Bible Translation
So that we begged Titus that, according as he had before begun, so he would also complete as to you this grace also;
World English Bible
So we urged Titus, that as he made a beginning before, so he would also complete in you this grace.
Young's Literal Translation
so that we exhorted Titus, that, according as he did begin before, so also he may finish to you also this favour,
2 Corinthians 8:6 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
That we desired Titus - Titus had probably laid the plan of this contribution when he was before at Corinth, according to the direction given by the apostle, 1 Corinthians 16:1, etc.
The same grace - Liberality. See the note on 2 Corinthians 8:1.
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grace. or, gift.
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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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"After an absence of several years, I came to Jerusalem to bring my people gifts for the poor and to present offerings.
Now, however, I am on my way to Jerusalem in the service of the Lord's people there.
2 Corinthians 2:13
I still had no peace of mind, because I did not find my brother Titus there. So I said goodbye to them and went on to Macedonia.
2 Corinthians 8:10
And here is my judgment about what is best for you in this matter. Last year you were the first not only to give but also to have the desire to do so.
2 Corinthians 8:16
Thanks be to God, who put into the heart of Titus the same concern I have for you.
2 Corinthians 8:17
For Titus not only welcomed our appeal, but he is coming to you with much enthusiasm and on his own initiative.
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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