2 Corinthians 8:24
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New International Version
Therefore show these men the proof of your love and the reason for our pride in you, so that the churches can see it.

New Living Translation
So show them your love, and prove to all the churches that our boasting about you is justified.

English Standard Version
So give proof before the churches of your love and of our boasting about you to these men.

Berean Study Bible
In full view of the churches, then, show these men the proof of your love and the reason for our boasting about you.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore show to them the proof of your love and of our boasting about you in the face of the churches.

New American Standard Bible
Therefore openly before the churches, show them the proof of your love and of our reason for boasting about you.

King James Bible
Wherefore shew ye to them, and before the churches, the proof of your love, and of our boasting on your behalf.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, show them proof before the churches of your love and of our boasting about you.

International Standard Version
Therefore, demonstrate to the churches that you love them and show them publicly why we boast about you.

NET Bible
Therefore show them openly before the churches the proof of your love and of our pride in you.

New Heart English Bible
Therefore show the proof of your love to them in front of the churches, and of our boasting on your behalf.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
From now on show the demonstration of your love and our pride in you among them in the presence of all the churches.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So give these men a demonstration of your love. Show their congregations that we were right to be proud of you.

New American Standard 1977
Therefore openly before the churches show them the proof of your love and of our reason for boasting about you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore show ye unto them before the congregations {Gr. ekklesia – called out ones}, the proof of your charity and of our glorying regarding you.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore show to them, and before the churches, the proof of your love, and of our boasting on your behalf.

American King James Version
Why show you to them, and before the churches, the proof of your love, and of our boasting on your behalf.

American Standard Version
Show ye therefore unto them in the face of the churches the proof of your love, and of our glorying on your behalf.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherefore shew ye to them, in the sight of the churches, the evidence of your charity, and of our boasting on your behalf.

Darby Bible Translation
Shew therefore to them, before the assemblies, the proof of your love, and of our boasting about you.

English Revised Version
Shew ye therefore unto them in the face of the churches the proof of your love, and of our glorying on your behalf.

Webster's Bible Translation
Wherefore show ye to them, and before the churches, the proof of your love, and of our boasting on your behalf.

Weymouth New Testament
Exhibit therefore to the Churches a proof of your love, and a justification of our boasting to these brethren about you.

World English Bible
Therefore show the proof of your love to them in front of the assemblies, and of our boasting on your behalf.

Young's Literal Translation
the shewing therefore of your love, and of our boasting on your behalf, to them shew ye, even in the face of the assemblies.
Study Bible
Titus Commended
23As for Titus, he is my partner and fellow worker among you. As for our brothers, they are messengers of the churches to the glory of Christ. 24In full view of the churches, then, show these men the proof of your love and the reason for our boasting about you.
Cross References
Acts 9:31
Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee, and Samaria experienced a time of peace. It grew in strength and numbers, living in the fear of the Lord and the encouragement of the Holy Spirit.

2 Corinthians 7:4
Great is my confidence in you; great is my pride in you; I am filled with encouragement; in all our troubles my joy overflows.

2 Corinthians 7:14
Indeed, I was not embarrassed by anything I had boasted to him about you. But just as everything we said to you was true, so our boasting to Titus has proved to be true as well.
Treasury of Scripture

Why show you to them, and before the churches, the proof of your love, and of our boasting on your behalf.

2 Corinthians 8:8 I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of …

2 Corinthians 7:14 For if I have boasted any thing to him of you, I am not ashamed; …

2 Corinthians 9:2-4 For I know the forwardness of your mind, for which I boast of you …

(24) Wherefore shew ye to them.--In adding "before the churches" (literally, in the face of the churches), St. Paul appeals, as he has done throughout the chapter, to that natural love of praise which takes its place as a legitimate, though it may be, and ought to be, a subordinate, motive for the activity of Christian benevolence. They were not to consider only what he and Titus and the two brethren would think of them. The eyes of the churches were upon them. Probably Philippi, Thessalonica, and Bera are referred to.

The proof of your love, and of our boasting.--The "love" to which he appeals is probably their personal regard for him. What the "boast" was he states more fully in 2Corinthians 9:2. With a subtle knowledge of human nature, he attacks them, as it were, on every side. They have to compete with Macedonia; they have to show their love for their teacher; they have to sustain their own reputation.

Verse 24. - Of your love. Not only of your love "to me," but of your brotherly love in general. And of our boasting. Show to the Church that my boasting of you was justifiable.



Wherefore show ye to them, and before the churches,.... This is the conclusion of the apostle, upon summing up the characters of these messengers; and his exhortation is, that since they were persons of so much note and worth, as they ought to be received with great marks of respect and affection, so they would take care evidently to make it appear to them who were sent by the churches, and before the churches, or before them who represented the churches; or so as that it might be known by the churches from whence they came, when they returned with their report; or be evident to the churches in Judea, when their liberality should be brought to them:

the proof of your love; to Christ and his poor members, how hearty and sincere it was:

and of our boasting on your behalf; how willing and forward they were to this good work, and how liberal they would be. 24. The oldest manuscripts read "[continue] manifesting to them in the face of the churches the manifestation of your love, and of our boasting on your behalf." 8:16-24 The apostle commends the brethren sent to collect their charity, that it might be known who they were, and how safely they might be trusted. It is the duty of all Christians to act prudently; to hinder, as far as we can, all unjust suspicions. It is needful, in the first place, to act uprightly in the sight of God, but things honest in the sight of men should also be attended to. A clear character, as well as a pure conscience, is requisite for usefulness. They brought glory to Christ as instruments, and had obtained honour from Christ to be counted faithful, and employed in his service. The good opinion others have of us, should be an argument with us to do well.
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