2 Corinthians 9:8
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New International Version
And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

New Living Translation
And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.

English Standard Version
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.

New American Standard Bible
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed;

King James Bible
And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And God is able to make every grace overflow to you, so that in every way, always having everything you need, you may excel in every good work.

International Standard Version
Besides, God is able to make every blessing of yours overflow for you, so that in every situation you will always have all you need for any good work.

NET Bible
And God is able to make all grace overflow to you so that because you have enough of everything in every way at all times, you will overflow in every good work.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But God is able to multiply every favor toward you that you may always have whatever is sufficient for you in all things and that you may superabound in every good work,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Besides, God will give you his constantly overflowing kindness. Then, when you always have everything you need, you can do more and more good things.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And God is able to make all grace abound in you that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

King James 2000 Bible
And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

American King James Version
And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

American Standard Version
And God is able to make all grace abound unto you; that ye, having always all sufficiency in everything, may abound unto every good work:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And God is able to make all grace abound in you; that ye always, having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work,

Darby Bible Translation
But God is able to make every gracious gift abound towards you, that, having in every way always all-sufficiency, ye may abound to every good work:

English Revised Version
And God is able to make all grace abound unto you; that ye, having always all sufficiency in everything, may abound unto every good work:

Webster's Bible Translation
And God is able to make all grace abound towards you; that ye always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

Weymouth New Testament
And God is able to bestow every blessing on you in abundance, so that richly enjoying all sufficiency at all times, you may have ample means for all good works.

World English Bible
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, that you, always having all sufficiency in everything, may abound to every good work.

Young's Literal Translation
and God is able all grace to cause to abound to you, that in every thing always all sufficiency having, ye may abound to every good work,
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 8. - To make all grace abound toward you. God can give you such abundant gifts that you will not feel the loss of a generous contribution to his service. Sufficiency. The word autarkeia (1 Timothy 6:6) in the Stoic philosophy was used for the perfect independence which enabled a man to stand alone. The term is here softened and Christianized to express the contentment which arises from the full supply of all our needs by God. The affirmations of the original are as emphatic as language can make them. They express that the man who places all his trust upon God will be "perfect and entire, lacking nothing" (Philippians 4:11, 19).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And God is able to make all grace abound towards you,.... By "all grace" is meant, not the love and favour of God, the source of all blessings enjoyed in time and eternity; nor the blessings of grace, the fruits of it; nor the Gospel which reveals them; nor the various graces of the Spirit implanted in regeneration; nor gifts of grace, fitting men for ministerial service; all which God is able to make to abound, and does, when he gives enlarged discoveries of his love, makes fresh applications of covenant grace, leads more fully into the knowledge of his Gospel, carries on the work of his grace in the soul, and calls forth grace into act and exercise, and increases gifts bestowed; nor even merely temporal blessings of every sort, which men are unworthy of, are all the gifts of his goodness, and are given to his people in a covenant way; and which he can, and often does increase: but by it is meant all that goodness, beneficence, and liberality exercised towards the poor members of Christ; God is able, and he will, and it ought to be believed that he will, cause to return with an increase, all that which is expended in relieving the necessities of the saints; that is not thrown away and lost, which is communicated to them, but shall be repaid with use and interest, be restored with abundance, any more than the seed which the husbandman casts into the earth; for as God is able, and has promised, and will, and does cause that to spring up again, and bring forth an abundant increase, so will he multiply the seed of beneficence, and increase the fruits of righteousness. This now contains a new argument to move to liberality, and an antidote against the fears of want, which persons are sometimes pressed with, and tend to prevent their bountiful acts of charity:

that ye always having all sufficiency in all things: that is, God is able to increase, and will so increase your worldly substance, that you shall have a sufficiency, a perfect and entire sufficiency; enough for yourselves and families, for the entertainment of your friends, and the relief of the poor; which shall give you satisfaction and contentment, and that at all times, and with respect to everything necessary for you, as to food and raiment, that so ye may abound to every good work; as to all good works, so to this of beneficence in particular, and to every branch of it, as feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, and the like.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

8. all grace—even in external goods, and even while ye bestow on others [Bengel].

that—"in order that." God's gifts are bestowed on us, not that we may have them to ourselves, but that we may the more "abound in good works" to others.

sufficiency—so as not to need the help of others, having yourselves from God "bread for your food" (2Co 9:10).

in all things—Greek, "in everything."

every good work—of charity to others, which will be "your seed sown" (2Co 9:10).

2 Corinthians 9:8 Additional Commentaries
Context
God Loves a Cheerful Giver
7Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed; 9as it is written, "HE SCATTERED ABROAD, HE GAVE TO THE POOR, HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS ENDURES FOREVER."…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 8:7
But since you excel in everything--in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you --see that you also excel in this grace of giving.

2 Corinthians 13:3
since you are demanding proof that Christ is speaking through me. He is not weak in dealing with you, but is powerful among you.

Ephesians 3:20
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,

Philippians 4:11
I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.

Philippians 4:19
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

2 Timothy 2:21
Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.
Treasury of Scripture

And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

God.

2 Chronicles 25:9 And Amaziah said to the man of God, But what shall we do for the …

Psalm 84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and …

Proverbs 3:9 Honor the LORD with your substance, and with the first fruits of …

Proverbs 10:22 The blessing of the LORD, it makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.

Proverbs 11:24 There is that scatters, and yet increases; and there is that withholds …

Proverbs 28:27 He that gives to the poor shall not lack: but he that hides his eyes …

Haggai 2:8 The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, said the LORD of hosts.

Malachi 3:10 Bring you all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat …

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

all grace.

2 Corinthians 8:19 And not that only, but who was also chosen of the churches to travel …

1 Peter 4:10 As every man has received the gift, even so minister the same one …

always.

2 Corinthians 9:11 Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causes …

1 Chronicles 29:12-14 Both riches and honor come of you, and you reign over all; and in …

may.

2 Corinthians 8:2,7 How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy …

Acts 9:36 Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by …

1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be you steadfast, unmovable, always …

Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, …

Colossians 1:10 That you might walk worthy of the Lord to all pleasing, being fruitful …

2 Thessalonians 2:17 Comfort your hearts, and establish you in every good word and work.

2 Timothy 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished to all good works.

Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, …

Titus 3:8,14 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that you affirm constantly…

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