2 Corinthians 8:9
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.

King James Bible
For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.

American Standard Version
For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might become rich.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For 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.

English Revised Version
For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might become rich.

Webster's Bible Translation
For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.

Weymouth New Testament
For you know the condescending goodness of our Lord Jesus Christ--how for your sakes He became poor, though He was rich, in order that you through His poverty might grow rich.

2 Corinthians 8:9 Parallel
Commentary
Vincent's Word Studies

He became poor (ἐπτώχευσεν)

Only here in the New Testament. Primarily of abject poverty, beggary (see on Matthew 5:3), though used of poverty generally. "Became poor" is correct, though some render "was poor," and explain that Christ was both rich and poor simultaneously; combining divine power and excellence with human weakness and suffering. But this idea is foreign to the general drift of the passage. The other explanation falls in better with the key-note - an act of self-devotion - in 2 Corinthians 8:5. The aorist tense denotes the entrance into the condition of poverty, and the whole accords with the magnificent passage, Philippians 2:6-8. Stanley has some interesting remarks on the influence of this passage in giving rise to the orders of mendicant friars. See Dante, "Paradiso," xi., 40-139; xii., 130 sqq.

2 Corinthians 8:9 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the grace.

2 Corinthians 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.

John 1:14,17 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelled among us, (and we beheld his glory...

Romans 5:8,20,21 But God commends his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us...

1 Corinthians 1:4 I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ;

Ephesians 1:6-8 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he has made us accepted in the beloved...

Ephesians 2:7 That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 3:8,19 To me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given...

though.

Psalm 102:25-27 Of old have you laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of your hands...

John 1:1-4,10 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God...

John 16:15 All things that the Father has are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall show it to you.

1 Corinthians 15:47 The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven.

Philippians 2:6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

Colossians 1:16,17 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones...

Hebrews 1:2,6-14 Has in these last days spoken to us by his Son, whom he has appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds...

for.

Isaiah 62:1 For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest...

Isaiah 65:8 Thus said the LORD, As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one said, Destroy it not; for a blessing is in it...

John 12:30 Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes.

John 17:19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.

Colossians 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake...

he became.

Isaiah 53:2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he has no form nor comeliness...

Matthew 8:20 And Jesus said to him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has not where to lay his head.

Matthew 17:27 Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go you to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first comes up...

Matthew 20:28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered to, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

Mark 6:3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon?...

Luke 2:7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger...

Luke 8:3 And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered to him of their substance.

Luke 9:58 And Jesus said to him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has not where to lay his head.

Philippians 2:6-8 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God...

that ye.

2 Corinthians 6:10 As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.

Luke 16:11 If therefore you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?

Romans 8:32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

Romans 11:12 Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles...

1 Corinthians 3:21,22 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours...

Ephesians 3:8 To me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given...

1 Timothy 6:18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

James 2:5 Listen, my beloved brothers, Has not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith...

Revelation 3:18 I counsel you to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that you may be rich; and white raiment, that you may be clothed...

Revelation 21:7 He that overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

Cross References
Matthew 20:28
even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."

Romans 15:3
For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, "The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me."

2 Corinthians 6:10
as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing everything.

2 Corinthians 13:14
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

Philippians 2:6
who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,

Philippians 2:7
but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.

Philippians 2:8
And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

Jump to Previous
Account Christ Condescending Enriched Goodness Grace Grow Jesus Need Order Poor Poverty Rich Sake Sakes Wealth
Jump to Next
Account Christ Condescending Enriched Goodness Grace Grow Jesus Need Order Poor Poverty Rich Sake Sakes Wealth
Links
2 Corinthians 8:9 NIV
2 Corinthians 8:9 NLT
2 Corinthians 8:9 ESV
2 Corinthians 8:9 NASB
2 Corinthians 8:9 KJV

2 Corinthians 8:9 Bible Apps
2 Corinthians 8:9 Biblia Paralela
2 Corinthians 8:9 Chinese Bible
2 Corinthians 8:9 French Bible
2 Corinthians 8:9 German Bible

Bible Hub

ESV Text Edition: 2016. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
2 Corinthians 8:8
Top of Page
Top of Page