2 Corinthians 9:4
Good News Translation
However, if the people from Macedonia should come with me and find out that you are not ready, how ashamed we would be--not to speak of your shame--for feeling so sure of you!

Contemporary English Version
Some followers from Macedonia may come with me, and I want them to find that you have the money ready. If you don't, I would be embarrassed for trusting you to do this. But you would be embarrassed even more.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Lest, when the Macedonians shall come with me and find you unprepared, we (not to say ye) should be ashamed in this matter.

New American Bible
for fear that if any Macedonians come with me and find you not ready we might be put to shame (to say nothing of you) in this conviction.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Lest, when the Macedonians shall come with me and find you unprepared, we (not to say ye) should be ashamed in this matter.

they.

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.

2 Corinthians 8:1-5 Now we make known unto you, brethren, the grace of God that hath been given in the churches of Macedonia. . . .

be ashamed.

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 11:17 That which I speak, I speak not according to God: but as it were in foolishness, in this matter of glorying.

Context
God Loves a Cheerful Giver
3Now I have sent the brethren, that the thing which we boast of concerning you be not made void in this behalf, that (as I have said) you may be ready: 4Lest, when the Macedonians shall come with me and find you unprepared, we (not to say ye) should be ashamed in this matter. 5Therefore I thought it necessary to desire the brethren that they would go to you before and prepare this blessing before promised, to be ready, so as a blessing, not as covetousness.…
Cross References
Romans 15:26
For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a contribution for the poor of the saints that are in Jerusalem.

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.

Philemon 1:19
I Paul have written it with my own hand: I will repay it: not to say to thee that thou owest me thy own self also.

Additional Translations
Otherwise, if any Macedonians come with me and find you unprepared, we—to say nothing of you—would be ashamed of having been so confident.

Otherwise, if Macedonians should come with me and find you unprepared, we--not that we might say you--would be put to shame in this confidence.

Lest haply if they of Macedonia come with me, and find you unprepared, we (that we say not, you) should be ashamed in this same confident boasting.

lest by any means, if there come with me any of Macedonia and find you unprepared, we (that we say not, ye) should be put to shame in this confidence.

lest haply, if Macedonians come with me and find you unprepared, we, that we say not ye, may be put to shame in this confidence.

lest by any means, if there come with me any of Macedonia, and find you unprepared, we (that we say not, ye) should be put to shame in this confidence.

Lest haply if they of Macedonia come with me, and find you unprepared, we (that we say not, ye) should be ashamed in this same confident boasting.

for fear that, if any Macedonians come with me and find you unprepared, we--not to say you yourselves--should be put to the blush in respect to this confidence.

so that I won't by any means, if there come with me any of Macedonia and find you unprepared, we (to say nothing of you) should be disappointed in this confident boasting.

lest if Macedonians may come with me, and find you unprepared, we -- we may be put to shame (that we say not -- ye) in this same confidence of boasting.
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