2 Corinthians 8:14
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New International Version
At the present time your plenty will supply what they need, so that in turn their plenty will supply what you need. The goal is equality,

New Living Translation
Right now you have plenty and can help those who are in need. Later, they will have plenty and can share with you when you need it. In this way, things will be equal.

English Standard Version
your abundance at the present time should supply their need, so that their abundance may supply your need, that there may be fairness.

Berean Study Bible
At the present time, your surplus will meet their need, so that in turn their surplus will meet your need. Then there will be equality.

Berean Literal Bible
At the present time, your abundance will be for their need, so that their abundance also may be for your need, so that there may be equality.

New American Standard Bible
at this present time your abundance being a supply for their need, so that their abundance also may become a supply for your need, that there may be equality;

King James Bible
But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
at the present time your surplus is available for their need, so their abundance may also become available for our need, so there may be equality.

International Standard Version
At the present time, your surplus fills their need, so that their surplus may fill your need. In this way things are fair.

NET Bible
At the present time, your abundance will meet their need, so that one day their abundance may also meet your need, and thus there may be equality,

New Heart English Bible
but for equality. Your abundance at this present time supplies their lack, that their abundance also may become a supply for your lack; that there may be equality.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But that your abundance might come together at this time with their lack of these things, so that their abundance also of those things would be for your lack, that there would be equality.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
At the present time, your surplus fills their need so that their surplus may fill your need. In this way things balance out.

New American Standard 1977
at this present time your abundance being a supply for their want, that their abundance also may become a supply for your want, that there may be equality;

Jubilee Bible 2000
but by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want that their abundance also may be a supply for your want, that there may be equality:

King James 2000 Bible
But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality:

American King James Version
But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality:

American Standard Version
but by equality: your abundance being a supply at this present time for their want, that their abundance also may become a supply for your want; that there may be equality:

Douay-Rheims Bible
In this present time let your abundance supply their want, that their abundance also may supply your want, that there may be an equality,

Darby Bible Translation
but [on the principle] of equality; in the present time your abundance for their lack, that their abundance may be for your lack, so that there should be equality.

English Revised Version
but by equality; your abundance being a supply at this present time for their want, that their abundance also may become a supply for your want; that there may be equality:

Webster's Bible Translation
But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality:

Weymouth New Testament
but that, by equalization of burdens, your superfluity having in the present emergency supplied their deficiency, their superfluity may in turn be a supply for your deficiency later on, so that there may be equalization of burdens.

World English Bible
but for equality. Your abundance at this present time supplies their lack, that their abundance also may become a supply for your lack; that there may be equality.

Young's Literal Translation
but by equality, at the present time your abundance -- for their want, that also their abundance may be for your want, that there may be equality,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
8:10-15 Good purposes are like buds and blossoms, pleasant to behold, and give hopes of good fruit; but they are lost, and signify nothing without good deeds. Good beginnings are well; but we lose the benefit, unless there is perseverance. When men purpose that which is good, and endeavour, according to their ability, to perform also, God will not reject them for what it is not in their power to do. But this scripture will not justify those who think good meanings are enough, or that good purposes, and the mere profession of a willing mind, are enough to save. Providence gives to some more of the good things of this world, and to some less, that those who have abundance might supply others who are in want. It is the will of God, that by our mutual supplying one another, there should be some sort of equality; not such a levelling as would destroy property, for in such a case there could be no exercise of charity. All should think themselves concerned to relieve those in want. This is shown from the gathering and giving out the manna in the wilderness, Ex 16:18. Those who have most of this world, have no more than food and raiment; and those who have but little of this world, seldom are quite without them.
Study Bible
Christ's Example
13It is not our intention that others may be relieved while you are burdened, but that there may be equality. 14At the present time, your surplus will meet their need, so that in turn their surplus will meet your need. Then there will be equality. 15As it is written: “He who gathered much had no excess, and he who gathered little had no shortfall.”…
Cross References
Acts 4:34
There were no needy ones among them, because those who owned lands or houses would sell their property, bring the proceeds from the sales,

2 Corinthians 8:13
It is not our intention that others may be relieved while you are burdened, but that there may be equality.

2 Corinthians 9:12
For this ministry of service is not only supplying the needs of the saints, but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanksgiving to God.
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