2 Corinthians 8:12
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English Standard Version
For if the readiness is there, it is acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have.

King James Bible
For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.

American Standard Version
For if the readiness is there, it is acceptable according as a man hath, not according as he hath not.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For if the will be forward, it is accepted according to that which a man hath, not according to that which he hath not.

English Revised Version
For if the readiness is there, it is acceptable according as a man hath, not according as he hath not.

Webster's Bible Translation
For if there is first a willing mind, it is accepted according to what a man hath, and not according to what he hath not.

Weymouth New Testament
For, assuming the earnest willingness, the gift is acceptable according to whatever a man has, and not according to what he has not.

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Vincent's Word Studies

If there be first a willing mind (εἰ ἡ προθυμία προκειται)

The error of the A.V. consists in regarding πρό in πρόκειται as indicating priority in time; be first; whereas it signifies position, before one; as "the hope, or the race, or the joy which is set before us." Hebrews 6:18; Hebrews 12:1, Hebrews 12:2; or "the example which is set forth," Jde 1:7. Hence Rev., correctly, if the readiness is there.

2 Corinthians 8:12 Parallel Commentaries

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2 Corinthians 9:7 Every man according as he purposes in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loves a cheerful giver.

Exodus 25:2 Speak to the children of Israel, that they bring me an offering...

Exodus 35:5,21,22,29 Take you from among you an offering to the LORD: whoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it, an offering of the LORD; gold...

1 Chronicles 29:3-18 Moreover, because I have set my affection to the house of my God, I have of my own proper good, of gold and silver...

2 Chronicles 6:8 But the LORD said to David my father, For as much as it was in your heart to build an house for my name...

Proverbs 19:22 The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.

Mark 12:42-44 And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing...

Mark 14:7,8 For you have the poor with you always, and whenever you will you may do them good: but me you have not always...

Luke 7:44-46 And he turned to the woman, and said to Simon, See you this woman? I entered into your house, you gave me no water for my feet...

Luke 12:47,48 And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will...

Luke 16:10 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.

Luke 21:1-4 And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury...

1 Peter 4:10 As every man has received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

Cross References
Exodus 25:2
"Speak to the people of Israel, that they take for me a contribution. From every man whose heart moves him you shall receive the contribution for me.

Mark 12:43
And he called his disciples to him and said to them, "Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box.

Luke 21:3
And he said, "Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them.

Luke 21:4
For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on."

2 Corinthians 8:11
So now finish doing it as well, so that your readiness in desiring it may be matched by your completing it out of what you have.

2 Corinthians 8:13
For I do not mean that others should be eased and you burdened, but that as a matter of fairness

2 Corinthians 8:19
And not only that, but he has been appointed by the churches to travel with us as we carry out this act of grace that is being ministered by us, for the glory of the Lord himself and to show our good will.

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