2 Corinthians 8:3
Good News Translation
I can assure you that they gave as much as they could, and even more than they could. Of their own free will

Contemporary English Version
They gave as much as they could afford and even more, simply because they wanted to.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For according to their power (I bear them witness) and beyond their power, they were willing:

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

to.

2 Corinthians 9:6,7 Now this I say: He who soweth sparingly shall also reap sparingly: and he who soweth in blessings shall also reap blessings. . . .

Mark 14:8 She hath done what she could: she is come beforehand to anoint my body for the burial.

Acts 11:29 And the disciples, every man according to his ability, purposed to send relief to the brethren who dwelt in Judea.

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.

1 Peter 4:11 If any man speak, let him speak, as the words of God. If any minister, let him do it, as of the power which God administereth: that in all things God may be honoured through Jesus Christ: to whom is glory and empire for ever and ever. Amen.

I bear.

Romans 10:2 For I bear them witness that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.

Galatians 4:15 Where is then your blessedness? For I bear you witness that, if it could be done, you would have plucked out your own eyes and would have given them to me.

Colossians 4:13 For I bear him testimony that he hath much labour for you and for them that are at Laodicea and them at Hierapolis.

beyond.

2 Corinthians 8:12,16,17 For if the will be forward, it is accepted according to that which a man hath: not according to that which he hath not. . . .

Exodus 35:5,21,22,29 Set aside with you firstfruits to the Lord. Let every one that is willing and hath a ready heart, offer them to the Lord: gold, and silver, and brass, . . .

1 Chronicles 29:5,6,9,13-17 And gold for wheresoever there is need of gold: and silver for wheresoever there is need of silver, for the works to be made by the hands of the artificers: now if any man is willing to offer, let him fill his hand to day, and offer what he pleaseth to the Lord. . . .

Psalm 110:3 With thee is the principality in the day of thy strength: in the brightness of the saints: from the womb before the day star I begot thee.

1 Corinthians 9:17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation is committed to me.

Philippians 2:13 For it is God who worketh in you, both to will and to accomplish, according to his good will.

1 Thessalonians 2:8 So desirous of you, we would gladly impart unto you not only the gospel of God but also our own souls: because you were become most dear unto us.

Philemon 1:14 But without thy counsel I would do nothing: that thy good deed might not be as it were of necessity, but voluntary.

1 Peter 5:2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking care of it, not by constraint but willingly, according to God: not for filthy lucre's sake but voluntarily:

Context
Generosity Commended
2That in much experience of tribulation, they have had abundance of joy and their very deep poverty hath abounded unto the riches of their simplicity. 3For according to their power (I bear them witness) and beyond their power, they were willing: 4With much entreaty begging of us the grace and communication of the ministry that is done toward the saints.…
Cross References
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 8:11
Now 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.

Additional Translations
For I testify that they gave according to their ability and even beyond it. Of their own accord,

For I testify that according to their ability and beyond their ability, they were willing of themselves,

For to their power, I bear record, yes, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves;

For according to their power, I bear witness, yea and beyond their power, they gave of their own accord,

For according to [their] power, I bear witness, and beyond [their] power, [they were] willing of their own accord,

For according to their power, I bear witness, yea and beyond their power, they gave of their own accord,

For to their power, I bear testimony, and even beyond their power, they were willing of themselves;

For I can testify that to the utmost of their power, and even beyond their power, they have of their own free will given help.

For according to their power, I testify, yes and beyond their power, they gave of their own accord,

because, according to their power, I testify, and above their power, they were willing of themselves,
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