2 Corinthians 8:2
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New International Version
In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity.

New Living Translation
They are being tested by many troubles, and they are very poor. But they are also filled with abundant joy, which has overflowed in rich generosity.

English Standard Version
for in a severe test of affliction, their abundance of joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part.

Berean Study Bible
In the terrible ordeal they suffered, their abundant joy and deep poverty overflowed into rich generosity.

Berean Literal Bible
that in much proof of tribulation, the abundance of their joy and of their deep poverty abounded into the riches of their generosity.

New American Standard Bible
that in a great ordeal of affliction their abundance of joy and their deep poverty overflowed in the wealth of their liberality.

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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
During a severe testing by affliction, their abundance of joy and their deep poverty overflowed into the wealth of their generosity.

International Standard Version
In spite of their terrible ordeal of suffering, their abundant joy and deep poverty have led them to be abundantly generous.

NET Bible
that during a severe ordeal of suffering, their abundant joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in the wealth of their generosity.

New Heart 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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For in the many trials of their afflictions there was an abundance to their joy, and the depth of their poverty was made to superabound in the wealth of their generosity.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
While they were being severely tested by suffering, their overflowing joy, along with their extreme poverty, has made them even more generous.

New American Standard 1977
that in a great ordeal of affliction their abundance of joy and their deep poverty overflowed in the wealth of their liberality.

Jubilee Bible 2000
how that in a great trial of tribulation the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.

King James 2000 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.

American King James Version
How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded to the riches of their liberality.

American Standard Version
how that in much proof of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That in much experience of tribulation, they have had abundance of joy; and their very deep poverty hath abounded unto the riches of their simplicity.

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.

English Revised Version
how that in much proof of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.

Webster's Bible Translation
That in a great trial of affliction, the abundance of their joy, and their deep poverty, abounded to the riches of their liberality.

Weymouth New Testament
how, while passing through great trouble, their boundless joy even amid their deep poverty has overflowed to increase their generous 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;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
8:1-6 The grace of God must be owned as the root and fountain of all the good in us, or done by us, at any time. It is great grace and favour from God, if we are made useful to others, and forward to any good work. He commends the charity of the Macedonians. So far from needing that Paul should urge them, they prayed him to receive the gift. Whatever we use or lay out for God, it is only giving him what is his own. All we give for charitable uses, will not be accepted of God, nor turn to our advantage, unless we first give ourselves to the Lord. By ascribing all really good works to the grace of God, we not only give the glory to him whose due it is, but also show men where their strength is. Abundant spiritual joy enlarges men's hearts in the work and labour of love. How different this from the conduct of those who will not join in any good work, unless urged into it!
Study Bible
Generosity Commended
1Now, brothers, we want you to know about the grace God has given the churches of Macedonia. 2In the terrible ordeal they suffered, their abundant joy and deep poverty overflowed into rich generosity. 3For I testify that they gave according to their ability and even beyond it. Of their own accord,…
Cross References
Matthew 20:15
Do I not have the right to do as I please with what is mine? Or are you envious because I am generous?'

Romans 2:4
Or do you disregard the riches of His kindness, tolerance, and patience, not realizing that God's kindness leads you to repentance?

Romans 12:8
if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is giving, let him give generously; if it is leading, let him lead with diligence; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.

2 Corinthians 2:9
My purpose in writing you was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything.
Treasury of Scripture

How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded to the riches of their liberality.

in.

1 Thessalonians 1:6 And you became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received …

1 Thessalonians 2:14 For you, brothers, became followers of the churches of God which …

1 Thessalonians 3:3,4 That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves …

the abundance.

Nehemiah 8:10-12 Then he said to them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, …

Acts 2:45,46 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, …

their deep.

Mark 12:42-44 And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, …

Luke 21:1-4 And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury…

James 2:5 Listen, my beloved brothers, Has not God chosen the poor of this …

Revelation 2:9 I know your works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but you are rich) …

the riches.

2 Corinthians 6:10 As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; …

2 Corinthians 9:11,13 Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causes …

Deuteronomy 15:4 Save when there shall be no poor among you…

Proverbs 11:25 The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that waters shall be watered …

Isaiah 32:5-8 The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said …

liberality. Gr. simplicity.

2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that …

Romans 12:8 Or he that exhorts, on exhortation: he that gives, let him do it …

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