2 Corinthians 9:5
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©GreekTransliterationStrong'sDefinitionOrigin
Soοὖνoun3767therefore, then, (and) soa prim. word
I thoughtἡγησάμηνēgēsamēn2233to lead, supposefrom agó
it necessaryἀναγκαῖονanankaion316necessaryfrom anagké
to urgeπαρακαλέσαιparakalesai3870to call to or for, to exhort, to encouragefrom para and kaleó
the brethrenἀδελφοὺςadelphous80a brotherfrom alpha (as a cop. prefix) and delphus (womb)
that they would go on aheadπροέλθωσινproelthōsin4281to go forward, go onfrom pro and erchomai
to you and arrange beforehandπροκαταρτίσωσινprokatartisōsin4294to make ready beforehandfrom pro and katartizó
your previously promisedπροεπηγγελμένηνproepēngelmenēn4279to announce beforefrom pro and epaggellomai
bountifulεὐλογίανeulogian2129praise, blessingfrom the same as eulogeó
gift,εὐλογίανeulogian2129praise, blessingfrom the same as eulogeó
so  3767therefore, then, (and) soa prim. word
that the sameταύτηνtautēn3778thisprobably from a redupl. of ho,, used as a demonstrative pronoun
would be readyἑτοίμηνetoimēn2092prepareda prim. word
as a bountiful gift  2129praise, blessingfrom the same as eulogeó
and not affectedὡςōs5613as, like as, even as, when, since, as long asadverb from hos,
by covetousness.πλεονεξίανpleonexian4124advantage, covetousnessfrom pleonektés
KJV Lexicon
αναγκαιον  adjective - accusative singular neuter
anagkaios  an-ang-kah'-yos:  necessary; by implication, close (of kin) -- near, necessary, necessity, needful.
ουν  conjunction
oun  oon:  (adverbially) certainly, or (conjunctionally) accordingly -- and (so, truly), but, now (then), so (likewise then), then, therefore, verily, wherefore.
ηγησαμην  verb - aorist middle deponent indicative - first person singular
hegeomai  hayg-eh'-om-ahee:  to lead, i.e. command (with official authority); figuratively, to deem, i.e. consider -- account, (be) chief, count, esteem, governor, judge, have the rule over, suppose, think.
παρακαλεσαι  verb - aorist active middle or passive deponent
parakaleo  par-ak-al-eh'-o:  to call near, i.e. invite, invoke (by imploration, hortation or consolation) -- beseech, call for, (be of good) comfort, desire, (give) exhort(-ation), intreat, pray.
τους  definite article - accusative plural masculine
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
αδελφους  noun - accusative plural masculine
adephos  ad-el-fos':  a brother near or remote -- brother.
ινα  conjunction
hina  hin'-ah:  in order that (denoting the purpose or the result) -- albeit, because, to the intent (that), lest, so as, (so) that, (for) to.
προελθωσιν  verb - second aorist active subjunctive - third person
proerchomai  pro-er'-khom-ahee:  to go onward, precede (in place or time) -- go before (farther, forward), outgo, pass on.
εις  preposition
eis  ice:  to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases
υμας  personal pronoun - second person accusative plural
humas  hoo-mas':  you (as the objective of a verb or preposition) -- ye, you (+ -ward), your (+ own).
και  conjunction
kai  kahee:  and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
προκαταρτισωσιν  verb - aorist active subjunctive - third person
prokatartizo  prok-at-ar-tid'-zo:  to prepare in advance -- make up beforehand.
την  definite article - accusative singular feminine
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
προκατηγγελμενην  verb - perfect passive participle - accusative singular feminine
prokataggello  prok-at-ang-ghel'-lo:  to anounce beforehand, i.e. predict, promise -- foretell, have notice, (shew) before.
ευλογιαν  noun - accusative singular feminine
eulogia  yoo-log-ee'-ah:  fine speaking, i.e. elegance of language; commendation (eulogy), i.e. (reverentially) adoration; religiously, benediction; by implication, consecration; by extension, benefit or largess
υμων  personal pronoun - second person genitive plural
humon  hoo-mone':  of (from or concerning) you -- ye, you, your (own, -selves).
ταυτην  demonstrative pronoun - accusative singular feminine
houtos  hoo'-tos:  the he (she or it), i.e. this or that (often with article repeated) -- he (it was that), hereof, it, she, such as, the same, these, they, this (man, same, woman), which, who.
ετοιμην  adjective - accusative singular feminine
hetoimos  het-oy'-mos:  adjusted, i.e. ready -- prepared, (made) ready(-iness, to our hand).
ειναι  verb - present infinitive
einai  i'-nahee:  to exist -- am, was. come, is, lust after, please well, there is, to be, was.
ουτως  adverb
houto  hoo'-to:  after that, after (in) this manner, as, even (so), for all that, like(-wise), no more, on this fashion(-wise), so (in like manner), thus, what.
ως  adverb
hos  hoce:  which how, i.e. in that manner (very variously used, as follows)
ευλογιαν  noun - accusative singular feminine
eulogia  yoo-log-ee'-ah:  fine speaking, i.e. elegance of language; commendation (eulogy), i.e. (reverentially) adoration; religiously, benediction; by implication, consecration; by extension, benefit or largess
και  conjunction
kai  kahee:  and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
μη  particle - nominative
me  may:  any but (that), forbear, God forbid, lack, lest, neither, never, no (wise in), none, nor, (can-)not, nothing, that not, un(-taken), without.
ως  adverb
hos  hoce:  which how, i.e. in that manner (very variously used, as follows)
πλεονεξιαν  noun - accusative singular feminine
pleonexia  pleh-on-ex-ee'-ah:  avarice, i.e. (by implication) fraudulency, extortion -- covetous(-ness) practices, greediness.
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
So I thought it necessary to urge the brethren that they would go on ahead to you and arrange beforehand your previously promised bountiful gift, so that the same would be ready as a bountiful gift and not affected by covetousness.

King James Bible
Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort the brethren, that they would go before unto you, and make up beforehand your bounty, whereof ye had notice before, that the same might be ready, as a matter of bounty, and not as of covetousness.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore I considered it necessary to urge the brothers to go on ahead to you and arrange in advance the generous gift you promised, so that it will be ready as a gift and not as an extortion.

International Standard Version
Therefore, I thought it necessary to urge these brothers to visit you ahead of me, to make arrangements in advance for this gift you promised, and to have it ready as something given generously and not forced.

NET Bible
Therefore I thought it necessary to urge these brothers to go to you in advance and to arrange ahead of time the generous contribution you had promised, so this may be ready as a generous gift and not as something you feel forced to do.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Therefore it has been taken care of by me to ask of these my brethren to come beforehand to you and to prepare the blessing, for from the first you submitted that it should be prepared in this way as a blessing, not to be according to greed,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So I thought that I should encourage our coworkers to visit you before I do and make arrangements for this gift that you had already promised to give. Then it will be the blessing it was intended to be, and it won't be something you're forced to do.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort the brethren, that they would go before unto you, and make up beforehand your gift, of which you had notice before, that the same might be ready, as a matter of gift, and not as an extortion.
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