2 Corinthians 8:9
Parallel Verses
New International Version
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.

New Living Translation
You know the generous grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by his poverty he could make you rich.

English Standard Version
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.

Berean Study Bible
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich.

Berean Literal Bible
For you know the grace our Lord Jesus Christ, that being rich, for the sake of you He became poor, so that you through His poverty might be enriched.

New American Standard Bible
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich.

King James Bible
For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ: Though He was rich, for your sake He became poor, so that by His poverty you might become rich.

International Standard Version
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah. Although he was rich, for your sakes he became poor, so that you, through his poverty, might become rich.

NET Bible
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that although he was rich, he became poor for your sakes, so that you by his poverty could become rich.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For you know the grace of our Lord Yeshua The Messiah, who for your sake became poor, when he was rich, so that you might become rich by his poverty.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You know about the kindness of our Lord Jesus Christ. He was rich, yet for your sake he became poor in order to make you rich through his poverty.

New American Standard 1977
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor that ye through his poverty might be enriched.

King James 2000 Bible
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that you through his poverty might be rich.

American King James Version
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that you through his poverty might be rich.

American Standard Version
For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might become rich.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that being rich he became poor, for your sakes; that through his poverty you might be rich.

Darby Bible Translation
For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that for your sakes he, being rich, became poor, in order that ye by his poverty might be enriched.

English Revised Version
For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might become rich.

Webster's Bible Translation
For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.

Weymouth New Testament
For you know the condescending goodness of our Lord Jesus Christ--how for your sakes He became poor, though He was rich, in order that you through His poverty might grow rich.

World English Bible
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that you through his poverty might become rich.

Young's Literal Translation
for ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that because of you he became poor -- being rich, that ye by that poverty may become rich.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
8:7-9 Faith is the root; and as without faith it is not possible to please God, Heb 11:6, so those who abound in faith, will abound in other graces and good works also; and this will work and show itself by love. Great talkers are not always the best doers; but these Corinthians were diligent to do, as well as to know and talk well. To all these good things the apostle desires them to add this grace also, to abound in charity to the poor. The best arguments for Christian duties, are drawn from the grace and love of Christ. Though he was rich, as being God, equal in power and glory with the Father, yet he not only became man for us, but became poor also. At length he emptied himself, as it were, to ransom their souls by his sacrifice on the cross. From what riches, blessed Lord, to what poverty didst thou descend for our sakes! and to what riches hast thou advanced us through thy poverty! It is our happiness to be wholly at thy disposal.
Study Bible
Christ's Example
8I am not making a demand, but I am testing the sincerity of your love in comparison to the earnestness of others. 9For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich. 10And this is my opinion about what is helpful for you in this matter: Last year you were the first not only to give, but even to have such a desire.…
Cross References
Matthew 20:28
just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many."

Romans 15:3
For even Christ did not please Himself, but as it is written: "The insults of those who insult You have fallen on Me."

2 Corinthians 6:10
sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.

2 Corinthians 13:14
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.

Philippians 2:6
Who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God something to cling to,

Philippians 2:7
but emptied Himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in human likeness.

Philippians 2:8
And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to death--even death on a cross.

Revelation 2:9
I know your affliction and your poverty--though you are rich! And I am aware of the slander of those who falsely claim to be Jews, but are in fact a synagogue of Satan.
Treasury of Scripture

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that you through his poverty might be rich.

the grace.

2 Corinthians 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the …

John 1:14,17 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelled among us, (and we beheld his glory…

Romans 5:8,20,21 But God commends his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, …

1 Corinthians 1:4 I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which …

Ephesians 1:6-8 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he has made us accepted …

Ephesians 2:7 That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his …

Ephesians 3:8,19 To me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given…

though.

Psalm 102:25-27 Of old have you laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens …

John 1:1-4,10 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the …

John 16:15 All things that the Father has are mine: therefore said I, that he …

1 Corinthians 15:47 The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven.

Philippians 2:6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

Colossians 1:16,17 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that …

Hebrews 1:2,6-14 Has in these last days spoken to us by his Son, whom he has appointed …

for.

Isaiah 62:1 For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake …

Isaiah 65:8 Thus said the LORD, As the new wine is found in the cluster, and …

John 12:30 Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes.

John 17:19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified …

Colossians 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which …

he became.

Isaiah 53:2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root …

Matthew 8:20 And Jesus said to him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the …

Matthew 17:27 Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go you to the sea, and …

Matthew 20:28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered to, but to minister, …

Mark 6:3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, …

Luke 2:7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling …

Luke 8:3 And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many …

Luke 9:58 And Jesus said to him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have …

Philippians 2:6-8 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God…

that ye.

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

Luke 16:11 If therefore you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, …

Romans 8:32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, …

Romans 11:12 Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing …

1 Corinthians 3:21,22 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours…

Ephesians 3:8 To me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given…

1 Timothy 6:18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, …

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

Revelation 3:18 I counsel you to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that you may be …

Revelation 21:7 He that overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, …

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