2 Corinthians 9:1
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New International Version
There is no need for me to write to you about this service to the Lord's people.

New Living Translation
I really don't need to write to you about this ministry of giving for the believers in Jerusalem.

English Standard Version
Now it is superfluous for me to write to you about the ministry for the saints,

Berean Study Bible
Now about the service to the saints, there is no need for me to write to you.

Berean Literal Bible
For it is superfluous for me to write to you now concerning the service for the saints.

New American Standard Bible
For it is superfluous for me to write to you about this ministry to the saints;

King James Bible
For as touching the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now concerning the ministry to the saints, it is unnecessary for me to write to you.

International Standard Version
I do not need to write to you any further about the ministry to the saints.

NET Bible
For it is not necessary for me to write you about this service to the saints,

New Heart English Bible
It is indeed unnecessary for me to write to you concerning the service to the saints,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But concerning the ministration of the Saints, I make it redundant if I write to you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I don't need to write anything further to you about helping the Christians [in Jerusalem].

New American Standard 1977
For it is superfluous for me to write to you about this ministry to the saints;

Jubilee Bible 2000
For regarding the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you:

King James 2000 Bible
For concerning the ministering to the saints, it is unnecessary for me to write to you:

American King James Version
For as touching the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you:

American Standard Version
For as touching the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you:

Douay-Rheims Bible
For concerning the ministry that is done towards the saints, it is superfluous for me to write unto you.

Darby Bible Translation
For concerning the ministration which [is] for the saints, it is superfluous my writing to you.

English Revised Version
For as touching the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you:

Webster's Bible Translation
For as concerning the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you:

Weymouth New Testament
As to the services which are being rendered to God's people, it is really unnecessary for me to write to you.

World English Bible
It is indeed unnecessary for me to write to you concerning the service to the saints,

Young's Literal Translation
For, indeed, concerning the ministration that is for the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you,
Study Bible
God Loves a Cheerful Giver
1Now about the service to the saints, there is no need for me to write to you. 2For I know your eagerness to help, and I have been boasting to the Macedonians that since last year you in Achaia were prepared to give. And your zeal has stirred most of them to do likewise.…
Cross References
Acts 24:17
After several years, then, I returned to Jerusalem to bring alms to my people and to present offerings.

Romans 12:13
Share with the saints who are in need. Practice hospitality.

Romans 15:31
Pray that I may be delivered from the unbelievers in Judea, and that my service in Jerusalem may be acceptable to the saints there,

2 Corinthians 8:4
they pleaded earnestly for the privilege of sharing in this service to the saints.

1 Thessalonians 4:9
Now about brotherly love, you do not need anyone to write to you, because you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another.
Treasury of Scripture

For as touching the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you:

touching.

Genesis 27:42 And these words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebekah: and she …

1 Samuel 20:23 And as touching the matter which you and I have spoken of, behold, …

2 Kings 22:18 But to the king of Judah which sent you to inquire of the LORD, thus …

Job 37:23 Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in …

Psalm 45:1 My heart is gushing a good matter: I speak of the things which I …

Matthew 22:31 But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have you not read that …

Romans 11:28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as …

Philippians 3:5,6 Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe …

the ministering.

2 Corinthians 9:12-14 For the administration of this service not only supplies the want …

See on ch.

2 Corinthians 8:4 Praying us with much entreaty that we would receive the gift, and …

Galatians 2:10 Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which …

Galatians 6:10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good to all men, especially …

it is.

1 Thessalonians 4:9,10 But as touching brotherly love you need not that I write to you: …

1 Thessalonians 5:1 But of the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need that …

1 John 2:27 But the anointing which you have received of him stays in you, and …

IX.

(1) For as touching . . .--The division of chapters in the English version, unfortunately, gives the impression of the introduction of a new subject. In reality there is no new topic, and all flows on with unbroken continuity. This is part of the appeal to their self-respect begun in 2Corinthians 8:23-24. "You will pardon," he practically says, "my words of counsel as to the necessity of prompt action; as to the general duty of that ministration to the saints you have shown that you need no instruction."

Verse 1. - For. This word shows that he is continuing the same subject, and therefore excludes the supposition that this chapter is a separate letter or fragment. No doubt, however, the express mention of the collection after he has been practically writing about it through the whole of the last chapter looks as if he had been interrupted, or had left off dictating at the end of the last verse. Such breaks must often and necessarily have occurred in the dictation of the Epistles, and doubtless help to account for some of their phenomena. Perhaps, on reperusing the last paragraphs before resuming the subject he observed that, after all, he had not directly mentioned the contribution, and therefore explains that he thought it superfluous to do so. To the saints. The poor Christians of Jerusalem (2 Corinthians 8:4). Superfluous. Because the subject had been already fully brought to their notice by himself and by Titus. For as touching the ministering to the saints,.... It looks at first sight as if the apostle was entering upon a new subject, though by what follows it appears to be the same; for by "ministering to the saints", he does not mean the ministry of the Gospel to them; nor that mutual assistance members of churches are to give each other; but either the fellowship of ministering to the saints, which the churches had entreated him, and his fellow ministers, to take upon them, namely, to take the charge of their collections, and distribute them to the poor saints at Jerusalem; or rather these collections themselves, and their liberality in them: with respect to which he says,

it is superfluous for me to write to you; that is, he thought it unnecessary to say any more upon that head, because he had used so many arguments already to engage them in it, in the foregoing chapter; and because he had sent three brethren to them, who well understood the nature of this service, and were very capable of speaking to it, and of enforcing the reasonings already used; and more especially he judged it needless to dwell on this subject, for the reasons following. CHAPTER 9

2Co 9:1-15. Reasons for His Sending Titus. The Greater Their Bountifulness, the More Shall Be the Return of Blessing to Them, and Thanksgiving to God.

1. For—connected with 2Co 8:16: "Show love to the messengers of the churches; for as concerns the ministration for the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you who are so forward already."

write—emphatical: It is superfluous to "write," for you will have witnesses present [Bengel].9:1-5 When we would have others do good, we must act toward them prudently and tenderly, and give them time. Christians should consider what is for the credit of their profession, and endeavour to adorn the doctrine of God their Saviour in all things. The duty of ministering to the saints is so plain, that there would seem no need to exhort Christians to it; yet self-love contends so powerfully against the love of Christ, that it is often necessary to stir up their minds by way of remembrance.
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