2 Corinthians 9:15
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New International Version
Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!

New Living Translation
Thank God for this gift too wonderful for words!

English Standard Version
Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!

New American Standard Bible
Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!

King James Bible
Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift.

International Standard Version
Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!

NET Bible
Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But thank God for his unspeakable gift.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I thank God for his gift that words cannot describe.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thanks be unto God for his indescribable gift.

King James 2000 Bible
Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.

American King James Version
Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift.

American Standard Version
Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift.

Darby Bible Translation
Thanks [be] to God for his unspeakable free gift.

English Revised Version
Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift.

Weymouth New Testament
Thanks be to God for His unspeakably precious gift!

World English Bible
Now thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift!

Young's Literal Translation
thanks also to God for His unspeakable gift!
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 15. - Thanks be unto God. Nothing ever seems so much to disburden the full heart of St. Paul after deep emotion as an utterance of thanksgiving (Romans 7:25; Romans 9:5; Romans 11:33; 1 Corinthians 15:57; Galatians 1:5; 1 Timothy 1:17). The thanksgiving here is like a great sigh of relief. The subject of it is perfectly general. It is not a mere "Amen" uttered, as it were, by St. Paul at the end of the thanksgivings of the saints at Jerusalem which he has been presupposing; but an offering of thanks to God for the issues of grace in general, all summed up in one act of "inestimable love" (John 3:16; Romans 6:23; Romans 11:33; Ephesians 3:19).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift. Meaning either the goodness of God, both to the giver and receiver; for that the one gave so liberally, and the other received so largely, was from the grace of God, who so powerfully inclines the hearts of his children to do good, and offer so willingly of what he has given them, and who so wonderfully provides for the supply of the poor and needy; or else that exceeding grace of God which was so eminently, largely, and freely bestowed on the Corinthians in their effectual calling; or, as some think, Christ himself, who is to be sure "the unspeakable gift" of God; who, though his Son, his own Son, his only begotten Son, the Son of his love, his Son and heir, yet he gave him to be a covenant to the people, the head of his church, the Saviour of sinners, and to be a sacrifice in their room and stead: none can tell how great this gift is, which is so suitable and seasonable, so large and comprehensive, nor declare the love both of the Father and the Son, expressed in it. Thankful we should be for it; and our thankfulness should be shown by highly prizing and valuing this gift; by laying the whole stress of our salvation on Christ; by ascribing all the glory of it to him; by giving up ourselves to him, and to his interest; by walking worthy of him in all well pleasing, and by communicating to the support of his cause, and the supply of his poor ministers and members. And thus the apostle tacitly suggests one of the strongest arguments that can be used, to stir up the saints to generosity and liberality, taken from the wonderful grace of God in the gift of his Son; for if he of his free grace, and unmerited love, has given his Son to, and for his people, and with him all things freely, both the riches of grace and glory, then they ought freely and bountifully to communicate temporal good things to the poor members of Christ, for whom God and Christ have an equal love, as for themselves.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

15. his unspeakable gift—the gift of His own Son, which includes all other inferior gifts (2Co 8:9; Ro 8:32). If we have received from God "His unspeakable gift," what great thing is it, if we give a few perishing gifts for His sake?

2 Corinthians 9:15 Additional Commentaries
God Loves a Cheerful Giver
14while they also, by prayer on your behalf, yearn for you because of the surpassing grace of God in you. 15Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!
Cross References
Romans 5:15
But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God's grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many!

2 Corinthians 2:14
But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ's triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere.

2 Corinthians 9:14
And in their prayers for you their hearts will go out to you, because of the surpassing grace God has given you.
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Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift.


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1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God, which gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 5:20 Giving thanks always for all things to God and the Father in the …

James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down …

Revelation 4:9 And when those beasts give glory and honor and thanks to him that …


Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government …

Isaiah 49:6 And he said, It is a light thing that you should be my servant to …

John 1:16 And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that …

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life …

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

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