2 Corinthians 8:10
Good News Translation
My opinion is that it is better for you to finish now what you began last year. You were the first, not only to act, but also to be willing to act.

Contemporary English Version
A year ago you were the first ones to give, and you gave because you wanted to. So listen to my advice.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And herein I give my advice: for this is profitable for you who have begun not only to do but also to be willing, a year ago.

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And herein I give my advice: for this is profitable for you who have begun not only to do but also to be willing, a year ago.

I give.

1 Corinthians 7:25,40 Now, concerning virgins, I have no commandment of the Lord: but I give counsel, as having obtained mercy of the Lord, to be faithful. . . .

expedient.

2 Corinthians 12:1 If I must glory (it is not expedient indeed) but I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.

Proverbs 19:17 He that hath mercy on the poor, lendeth to the Lord: and he will repay him.

Matthew 10:42 And whosoever shall give to drink to one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, amen I say to you he shall not lose his reward.

John 11:50 Neither do you consider that it is expedient for you that one man should die for the people and that the whole nation perish not.

John 16:7 But I tell you the truth: it is expedient to you that I go. For if I go not, the Paraclete will not come to you: but if I go, I will send him to you.

John 18:14 Now Caiphas was he who had given the counsel to the Jews: That it was expedient that one man should die for the people.

1 Corinthians 6:12 All things are lawful to me: but all things are not expedient. All things are lawful to me: but I will not be brought under the power of any.

1 Corinthians 10:23 All things are lawful for me: but all things do not edify.

Philippians 4:17 Not that I seek the gift: but I seek the fruit that may abound to your account.

1 Timothy 6:18,19 To do good, to be rich in good work, to give easily, to communicate to others, . . .

Hebrews 13:16 And do not forget to do good and to impart: for by such sacrifices God's favour is obtained.

James 2:15,16 And if a brother or sister be naked and want daily food: . . .

to be.

2 Corinthians 8:8 I speak not as commanding: but by the carefulness of others, approving also the good disposition of your charity.

2 Corinthians 9:2 For I know your forward mind: for which I boast of you to the Macedonians, that Achaia also is ready from the year past. And your emulation hath provoked very many.

forward.

2 Corinthians 8:3 For according to their power (I bear them witness) and beyond their power, they were willing:

Context
Christ's Example
9For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that being rich he became poor for your sakes: that through his poverty you might be rich. 10And herein I give my advice: for this is profitable for you who have begun not only to do but also to be willing, a year ago. 11Now therefore perform ye it also in deed: that as your mind is forward to be willing, so it may be also to perform, out of that which you have.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 7:25
Now, concerning virgins, I have no commandment of the Lord: but I give counsel, as having obtained mercy of the Lord, to be faithful.

1 Corinthians 7:40
But more blessed shall she be, if she so remain, according to my counsel. And I think that I also have the spirit of God.

1 Corinthians 16:2
On the first day of the week, let every one of you put apart with himself, laying up what it shall well please him: that when I come, the collections be not then to be made.

2 Corinthians 8:6
Insomuch, that we desired Titus, that, as he had begun, so also he would finish among you this same grace.

2 Corinthians 9:2
For I know your forward mind: for which I boast of you to the Macedonians, that Achaia also is ready from the year past. And your emulation hath provoked very many.

Additional Translations
And this is my opinion about what is helpful for you in this matter: Last year you were the first not only to give, but even to have such a desire.

And I give a judgment in this matter, for this is profitable for you who not only have begun from a year ago to act, but also to will.

And herein I give my advice: for this is expedient for you, who have begun before, not only to do, but also to be forward a year ago.

And herein I give my judgment: for this is expedient for you, who were the first to make a beginning a year ago, not only to do, but also to will.

And I give [my] opinion in this, for this is profitable for you who began before, not only to do, but also to be willing, a year ago.

And herein I give my judgment: for this is expedient for you, who were the first to make a beginning a year ago, not only to do, but also to will.

And in this I give my advice: for this is expedient for you, who have begun before, not only to do, but also to be forward a year ago.

But in this matter I give you an opinion; for my doing this helps forward your own intentions, seeing that not only have you begun operations, but a year ago you already had the desire to do so.

I give a judgment in this: for this is expedient for you, who were the first to start a year ago, not only to do, but also to be willing.

and an opinion in this do I give: for this to you is expedient, who not only to do, but also to will, did begin before -- a year ago,
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