New Living Translation
I am not commanding you to do this. But I am testing how genuine your love is by comparing it with the eagerness of the other churches.
King James Bible
I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.
Darby Bible Translation
I do not speak as commanding it, but through the zeal of others, and proving the genuineness of your love.
World English Bible
I speak not by way of commandment, but as proving through the earnestness of others the sincerity also of your love.
Young's Literal Translation
not according to command do I speak, but because of the diligence of others, and of your love proving the genuineness,
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27. Indeed in all spiritual delights, which unmarried women enjoy, their holy conversation ought also to be with caution; lest haply, though their life be not evil through haughtiness, their report be evil through negligence. Nor are they to be listened to, whether they be holy men or women, when (upon occasion of their neglect in some matter being blamed, through which it comes to pass that they fall into evil suspicion, from which they know that their life is far removed) they say that it is enough …
St. Augustine—On the Good of Widowhood.
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Epistle xxviii. To Theodore, Physician.
1 Corinthians 7:6
I say this as a concession, not as a command.
2 Corinthians 9:2
For I know how eager you are to help, and I have been boasting to the churches in Macedonia that you in Greece were ready to send an offering a year ago. In fact, it was your enthusiasm that stirred up many of the Macedonian believers to begin giving.
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