2 Corinthians 9:12
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.

Berean Study Bible
For this ministry of service is not only supplying the needs of the saints, but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanksgiving to God.

Berean Literal Bible
For the ministry of this service is not only completely filling up the needs of the saints, but is also overflowing through 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;

Christian Standard Bible
For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.

Contemporary English Version
What you are doing is much more than a service that supplies God's people with what they need. It is something that will make many others thank God.

Good News Translation
For this service you perform not only meets the needs of God's people, but also produces an outpouring of gratitude to 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.

New Heart English Bible
For this service of giving that you perform not only makes up for lack among the saints, but abounds also through many thanksgivings 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.

New American Standard 1977
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.

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,
Study Bible
God Loves a Cheerful Giver
11You will be enriched in every way to be generous on every occasion, and your giving through us will produce thanksgiving to God. 12For this ministry of service is not only supplying the needs of the saints, but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanksgiving to God. 13Because of the proof this ministry provides, the saints will glorify God for your obedient confession of the gospel of Christ, and for the generosity of your contribution to them and to all the others.…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 1:5
For just as the sufferings of Christ overflow to us, so also through Christ our comfort overflows.

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

2 Corinthians 8:4
they pleaded earnestly for the privilege of sharing in this service to the saints.

2 Corinthians 8:14
At the present time, your surplus will meet their need, so that in turn their surplus will meet your need. Then there will be 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.

2 Corinthians 9:1
For as touching the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you:

2 Corinthians 8:4
Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.

only.

2 Corinthians 8:14,15
But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality: …

Philippians 2:25
Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants.

Philippians 4:18,19
But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God…







Lexicon
For
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

this
ταύτης (tautēs)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

ministry
διακονία (diakonia)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1248: Waiting at table; in a wider sense: service, ministration. From diakonos; attendance; figuratively aid, service.

of service
λειτουργίας (leitourgias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3009: From leitourgeo; public function ('liturgy') or almsgiver).

is
ἐστὶν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

not
οὐ (ou)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

only
μόνον (monon)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3440: Alone, but, only. Neuter of monos as adverb; merely.

supplying
προσαναπληροῦσα (prosanaplērousa)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4322: To fill up by adding to, supply. From pros and anapleroo; to fill up further, i.e. Furnish fully.

the
τὰ (ta)
Article - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

needs
ὑστερήματα (hysterēmata)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 5303: From hustereo; a deficit; specially, poverty.

of the
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

saints,
ἁγίων (hagiōn)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 40: Set apart by (or for) God, holy, sacred. From hagos; sacred.

but
ἀλλὰ (alla)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

is also overflowing
περισσεύουσα (perisseuousa)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4052: From perissos; to superabound, be in excess, be superfluous; also to cause to superabound or excel.

in
διὰ (dia)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

many
πολλῶν (pollōn)
Adjective - Genitive Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 4183: Much, many; often.

expressions of thanksgiving
εὐχαριστιῶν (eucharistiōn)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 2169: Thankfulness, gratitude; giving of thanks, thanksgiving. From eucharistos; gratitude; actively, grateful language.

to God.
Θεῷ (Theō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.
(12) For the administration of this service.--The latter word (leitourgia) has, like that for "ministering" in 2Corinthians 9:10, an interesting history. In classical Greek it stands for any public service rendered to the State. In the LXX. version it, and its cognate verb and adjective, are used almost exclusively of the ritual and sacrificial services of the Tabernacle and the Temple, as, e.g., in Numbers 4:25; 1Chronicles 11:13; 1Chronicles 26:30; and in this sense it appears in Luke 1:23; Hebrews 8:6; Hebrews 9:21; and with the same shade of meaning, used figuratively, in Philippians 2:17. That meaning survives in the ecclesiastical term "liturgy," applied, as it was at first, exclusively to the service of the celebration of the Lord's Supper. Here, probably, the thought is implied that a large and liberal gift to Christ's poor, and for His sake, is the most acceptable of all forms of "service" in the liturgical sense of that word. So understood it implies the same truth as that stated in James 1:27.

Not only supplieth the want of the saints.--Literally, fills up the things that were lacking. The wants of the "saints," i.e., the disciples of Jerusalem, were, we must remember, very urgent. They had never quite recovered from the pressure of the famine foretold by Agabus (Acts 11:28), and the lavish generosity of the first days of the Church (Acts 2:44-45; Acts 4:32) had naturally exhausted its resources.

But is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God.--More accurately, overflows, by means of many thanksgivings, to God: the latter noun standing in a closer connection with the verb than the English version suggests. Some of the better MSS. give, to Christ.

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 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.
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