2 Corinthians 8:3
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New International Version
For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own,

New Living Translation
For I can testify that they gave not only what they could afford, but far more. And they did it of their own free will.

English Standard Version
For they gave according to their means, as I can testify, and beyond their means, of their own accord,

Berean Study Bible
For I testify that they gave according to their ability and even beyond it. On their own accord,

Berean Literal Bible
For I testify that according to their ability and beyond their ability, they were willing of themselves,

New American Standard Bible
For I testify that according to their ability, and beyond their ability, they gave of their own accord,

King James Bible
For to their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I testify that, on their own, according to their ability and beyond their ability,

International Standard Version
I can testify that by their own free will they have given to the utmost of their ability, yes, even beyond their ability.

NET Bible
For I testify, they gave according to their means and beyond their means. They did so voluntarily,

New Heart English Bible
For according to their power, I testify, yes and beyond their power, they gave of their own accord,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For I testify that according to their power and more than their power in the willingness of their soul,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I assure you that by their own free will they have given all they could, even more than they could afford.

New American Standard 1977
For I testify that according to their ability, and beyond their ability they gave of their own accord,

Jubilee Bible 2000
For to their power, I bear record, and even beyond their power they were willing of themselves,

King James 2000 Bible
For to their ability, I bear record, yea, and beyond their ability they were willing of themselves;

American King James Version
For to their power, I bear record, yes, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves;

American Standard Version
For according to their power, I bear witness, yea and beyond their power, they gave of their own accord,

Douay-Rheims Bible
For according to their power ( I bear them witness), and beyond their power, they were willing.

Darby Bible Translation
For according to [their] power, I bear witness, and beyond [their] power, [they were] willing of their own accord,

English Revised Version
For according to their power, I bear witness, yea and beyond their power, they gave of their own accord,

Webster's Bible Translation
For to their power, I bear testimony, and even beyond their power, they were willing of themselves;

Weymouth New Testament
For I can testify that to the utmost of their power, and even beyond their power, they have of their own free will given help.

World English Bible
For according to their power, I testify, yes and beyond their power, they gave of their own accord,

Young's Literal Translation
because, according to their power, I testify, and above their power, they were willing of themselves,
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
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. On their own accord, 4they pleaded earnestly for the privilege of sharing in this service to the saints.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 16:2
On the first day of every week, each of you should set aside a portion of his income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will be needed.

2 Corinthians 8:11
Now finish the work, so that you may complete it just as eagerly as you began, according to your means.
Treasury of Scripture

For to their power, I bear record, yes, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves;

to.

2 Corinthians 9:6,7 But this I say, He which sows sparingly shall reap also sparingly; …

Mark 14:8 She has done what she could: she is come beforehand to anoint my …

Acts 11:29 Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined …

1 Corinthians 16:2 On the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, …

1 Peter 4:11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man …

I bear.

Romans 10:2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according …

Galatians 4:15 Where is then the blessedness you spoke of? for I bear you record, …

Colossians 4:13 For I bear him record, that he has a great zeal for you, and them …

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2 Corinthians 8:12,16,17 For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to …

Exodus 35:5,21,22,29 Take you from among you an offering to the LORD: whoever is of a …

1 Chronicles 29:5,6,9,13-17 The gold for things of gold, and the silver for things of silver, …

Psalm 110:3 Your people shall be willing in the day of your power, in the beauties …

1 Corinthians 9:17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against …

Philippians 2:13 For it is God which works in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

1 Thessalonians 2:8 So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have …

Philemon 1:14 But without your mind would I do nothing; that your benefit should …

1 Peter 5:2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, …

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