2 Corinthians 4:15
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English Standard Version
For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.

King James Bible
For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

American Standard Version
For all things are for your sakes, that the grace, being multiplied through the many, may cause the thanksgiving to abound unto the glory of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For all things are for your sakes; that the grace abounding through many, may abound in thanksgiving unto the glory of God.

English Revised Version
For all things are for your sakes, that the grace, being multiplied through the many, may cause the thanksgiving to abound unto the glory of God.

Webster's Bible Translation
For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace may, through the thanksgiving of many, redound to the glory of God.

Weymouth New Testament
For everything is for your sakes, in order that grace, being more richly bestowed because of the thanksgivings of the increased number, may more and more promote the glory of God.

2 Corinthians 4:15 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

The abundant grace (ἡ χάρις πλεονάσασα)

Lit., the grace having abounded. Rev., the grace being multiplied. Grace is the divine gift of spiritual energy which is shown in the labor, suffering, and triumph of the apostles.

Might through the thanksgiving of many redound (διὰ τῶν πλειόνων τὴν εὐχαριστίαν περισσεύση)

Numerous arrangements of these words are proposed. Through (διά) should govern the many, not thanksgiving; and redound should be transitive, cause to abound, and governing thanksgiving. So Rev., the grace, being multiplied through the many, may cause the thanksgiving to abound. The thought is on the line of 2 Corinthians 4:12, that the sufferings and risks of the apostles promote spiritual life in the Church. The grace of God, thus manifest in the apostles, shall be multiplied through the increasing number of those who share it, and shall thus make thanksgiving more abundant for the fruits of this grace as exhibited in the apostles and in the Church.

Redound (A.V.) is from the Latin redundare to surge back. Therefore, primarily, of a fullness or overflow from the setting back of a tide. So Milton:

"The evil, soon

Driven back, redounded as a flood on those

From whom it sprang."

Generally, to abound. From this arises the secondary sense, to conduce, contribute to; that is, to make the causes mount up, or abound, so as to produce the effect. So Addison: "The care of our national commerce redounds more to the riches and prosperity of the public," etc.

2 Corinthians 4:15 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

all.

2 Corinthians 1:4-6 Who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble...

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

1 Corinthians 3:21-23 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours...

Colossians 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake...

2 Timothy 2:10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory...

the abundant.

2 Corinthians 1:11 You also helping together by prayer for us...

2 Corinthians 8:19 And not that only, but who was also chosen of the churches to travel with us with this grace...

2 Corinthians 9:11,12 Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causes through us thanksgiving to God...

Psalm 50:14,23 Offer to God thanksgiving; and pay your vows to the most High...

Galatians 1:24 And they glorified God in me.

Ephesians 3:20,21 Now to him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us...

Colossians 3:16,17 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs...

Hebrews 13:15,16 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name...

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people...

1 Peter 4:11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God gives...

Revelation 4:8-11 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying...

Revelation 5:8-14 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps...

Revelation 19:4-6 And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia...

Cross References
Romans 8:28
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

1 Corinthians 9:19
For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them.

2 Corinthians 1:6
If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; and if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which you experience when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we suffer.

2 Corinthians 1:11
You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many.

1 Timothy 1:14
and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

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