2 Corinthians 9:12
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New International Version
This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord's people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.

New Living Translation
So two good things will result from this ministry of giving--the needs of the believers in Jerusalem will be met, and they will joyfully express their thanks to God.

English Standard Version
For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God.

New American Standard Bible
For the ministry of this service is not only fully supplying the needs of the saints, but is also overflowing through many thanksgivings to God.

King James Bible
For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints, but is also overflowing in many acts of thanksgiving to God.

International Standard Version
since this ministry you render is not only fully supplying the needs of the saints, it is also overflowing with more and more prayers of thanksgiving to God.

NET Bible
because the service of this ministry is not only providing for the needs of the saints but is also overflowing with many thanks to God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because the labor of this service not only satisfies the want of the Saints, but also abounds in much thanksgiving to God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
What you do to serve others not only provides for the needs of God's people, but also produces more and more prayers of thanksgiving to God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the administration of this service not only supplies the needs of the saints, but also abounds in much thanksgiving unto God;

King James 2000 Bible
For the administration of this service not only supplies the need of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God;

American King James Version
For the administration of this service not only supplies the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings to God;

American Standard Version
For the ministration of this service not only filleth up the measure of the wants of the saints, but aboundeth also through many thanksgivings unto God;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because the administration of this office doth not only supply the want of the saints, but aboundeth also by many thanksgivings in the Lord,

Darby Bible Translation
Because the ministration of this service is not only filling up the measure of what is lacking to the saints, but also abounding by many thanksgivings to God;

English Revised Version
For the ministration of this service not only filleth up the measure of the wants of the saints, but aboundeth also through many thanksgivings unto God;

Webster's Bible Translation
For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings to God;

Weymouth New Testament
For the service rendered in this sacred gift not only helps to relieve the wants of God's people, but it is also rich in its results and awakens a chorus of thanksgiving to God.

World English Bible
For this service of giving that you perform not only makes up for lack among the saints, but abounds also through many givings of thanks to God;

Young's Literal Translation
because the ministration of this service not only is supplying the wants of the saints, but is also abounding through many thanksgivings to God,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

9:6-15 Money bestowed in charity, may to the carnal mind seem thrown away, but when given from proper principles, it is seed sown, from which a valuable increase may be expected. It should be given carefully. Works of charity, like other good works, should be done with thought and design. Due thought, as to our circumstances, and those we are about to relieve, will direct our gifts for charitable uses. Help should be given freely, be it more or less; not grudgingly, but cheerfully. While some scatter, and yet increase; others withhold more than is meet, and it tends to poverty. If we had more faith and love, we should waste less on ourselves, and sow more in hope of a plentiful increase. Can a man lose by doing that with which God is pleased? He is able to make all grace abound towards us, and to abound in us; to give a large increase of spiritual and of temporal good things. He can make us to have enough in all things; and to be content with what we have. God gives not only enough for ourselves, but that also wherewith we may supply the wants of others, and this should be as seed to be sown. We must show the reality of our subjection to the gospel, by works of charity. This will be for the credit of our profession, and to the praise and glory of God. Let us endeavour to copy the example of Christ, being unwearied in doing good, and deeming it more blessed to give than to receive. Blessed be God for the unspeakable gift of his grace, whereby he enables and inclines some of his people to bestow upon others, and others to be grateful for it; and blessed be his glorious name to all eternity, for Jesus Christ, that inestimable gift of his love, through whom this and every other good thing, pertaining to life and godliness, are freely given unto us, beyond all expression, measure, or bounds.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 12. - For the administration of this service. The word "liturgy," here rendered "service," is used in the same connection in Romans 15:27. Generally it means "religious service" (Acts 13:6; Philippians 2:17; Hebrews 10:11). Here it more resembles its classic sense of "a public office discharged for the good of the state," such as undertaking the office of a choragus (see ver. 10). Not only. St. Paul is anxious to emphasize the religious side of the contribution fully as much as its philanthropic object. Is abundant. It overflows as it were in the form of thanksgivings to Galatians

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For the administration of this service,.... Not only by the Corinthians, and others, in giving and collecting, but by the apostles in ministering and distributing their contributions to the poor saints, produced these two very good effects: for it

not only supplieth the wants of the saints; makes up their deficiencies, relieves their necessities, and furnishes them with what is comfortable and refreshing to them under their many sorrowful circumstances, which is answering a very valuable end:

but is abundant also by many thanks givings to God; it has over and above this excellency in it, or its excellent use is enhanced, and abundantly appears by this consideration; that many precious souls are sent hereby to the throne of grace to give thanks to God, who put it into the hearts of the apostles to move the churches on their behalf, and who wrought upon them so cheerfully and largely to contribute to their necessities.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

12. Greek, "The ministration of this public service (on your part) is not only still further supplying the wants of the saints (besides the supplies from other quarters), but is abounding also (namely, in respect to relieving the necessities of others in poverty) through many thanksgivings to God."

2 Corinthians 9:12 Additional Commentaries
Context
God Loves a Cheerful Giver
11you will be enriched in everything for all liberality, which through us is producing thanksgiving to God. 12For the ministry of this service is not only fully supplying the needs of the saints, but is also overflowing through many thanksgivings to God. 13Because of the proof given by this ministry, they will glorify God for your obedience to your confession of the gospel of Christ and for the liberality of your contribution to them and to all,…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 1:5
For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ.

2 Corinthians 1:11
as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.

2 Corinthians 8:4
they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the Lord's people.

2 Corinthians 8:14
At the present time your plenty will supply what they need, so that in turn their plenty will supply what you need. The goal is equality,
Treasury of Scripture

For the administration of this service not only supplies the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings to God;

the administration. See on.

2 Corinthians 9:1 For as touching the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous …

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

only.

2 Corinthians 8:14,15 But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a …

Philippians 2:25 Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, …

Philippians 4:18,19 But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus …

Philemon 1:4-7 I thank my God, making mention of you always in my prayers…

James 2:14-16 What does it profit, my brothers, though a man say he has faith, …

1 John 3:17 But whoever has this world's good, and sees his brother have need, …

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