2 Corinthians 8:8
Good News Translation
I am not laying down any rules. But by showing how eager others are to help, I am trying to find out how real your own love is.

Contemporary English Version
I am not ordering you to do this. I am simply testing how real your love is by comparing it with the concern that others have shown.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I speak not as commanding: but by the carefulness of others, approving also the good disposition of your charity.

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

speak.

2 Corinthians 8:10 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.

2 Corinthians 9:7 Every one as he hath determined in his heart, not with sadness or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

1 Corinthians 7:6,12,25 But I speak this by indulgence, not by commandment. . . .

by occasion.

2 Corinthians 8:1-3 Now we make known unto you, brethren, the grace of God that hath been given in the churches of Macedonia. . . .

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.

Romans 11:12-14 Now if the offence of them be the riches of the world and the diminution of them the riches of the Gentiles: how much more the fulness of them? . . .

Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider one another, to provoke unto charity and to good works:

prove.

2 Corinthians 8:24 Wherefore shew ye to them, in the sight of the churches, the evidence of your charity and of our boasting on your behalf.

2 Corinthians 6:6 In chastity, in knowledge, in longsuffering, in sweetness, in the Holy Ghost, in charity unfeigned,

Joshua 24:14 Now therefore fear the Lord, and serve him with a perfect and most sincere heart: and put away the gods which your fathers served in Mesopotamia and in Egypt, and serve the Lord.

Ezekiel 33:31 And they come to thee, as if people were coming in, and my people sit before thee: and hear thy words, and do them not: for they turn them into a song of their mouth, and their heart goeth after their covetousness.

Romans 12:9 Let love be without dissimulation. Hating that which is evil, cleaving to that which is good,

Ephesians 4:15 But doing the truth in charity, we may in all things grow up in him who is the head, even Christ:

*marg:

Ephesians 6:24 Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in incorruption. Amen.

James 2:14-16 What shall it profit, my brethren, if a man say he hath faith, but hath not works? Shall faith be able to save him? . . .

1 Peter 1:22 Purifying your souls in the obedience of charity, with a brotherly love, from a sincere heart love one another earnestly:

1 John 3:17-19 He that hath the substance of this world and shall see his brother in need and shall shut up his bowels from him: how doth the charity of God abide in him? . . .

Context
Generosity Commended
7That as in all things you abound in faith and word and knowledge and all carefulness, moreover also in your charity towards us: so in this grace also you may abound. 8I speak not as commanding: but by the carefulness of others, approving also the good disposition of your charity. 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.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 7:6
But I speak this by indulgence, not by commandment.

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
I am not making a demand, but I am testing the sincerity of your love in comparison to the earnestness of others.

I do not speak as a command, but proving the genuineness of your love through the earnestness of others also.

I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.

I speak not by way of commandment, but as proving through the earnestness of others the sincerity also of your love.

I do not speak as commanding [it], but through the zeal of others, and proving the genuineness of your love.

I speak not by way of commandment, but as proving through the earnestness of others the sincerity also of your love.

I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.

I am not saying this by way of command, but to test by the standard of other men's earnestness the genuineness of your love also.

I speak not by way of commandment, but as proving through the earnestness of others the sincerity also of your love.

not according to command do I speak, but because of the diligence of others, and of your love proving the genuineness,
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