2 Corinthians 9:7
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English Standard Version
Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

King James Bible
Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

American Standard Version
Let each man do according as he hath purposed in his heart: not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Every one as he hath determined in his heart, not with sadness, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

English Revised Version
Let each man do according as he hath purposed in his heart; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

Webster's Bible Translation
Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or by constraint: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

Weymouth New Testament
Let each contribute what he has decided upon in his own mind, and not do it reluctantly or under compulsion. "It is a cheerful giver that God loves."

2 Corinthians 9:7 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Purposeth (προαιρείται)

Read προῄρηται, perfect tense, hath purposed.

Grudgingly (ἐκ λύπης)

Lit., out of sorrow.

Cheerful (ἱλαρὸν)

Only here in the New Testament. See on the kindred ἱλαρότης cheerfulness, note on Romans 12:8.

God loveth, etc.

From Proverbs 22:9, where the Hebrew is, a kind man shall be blessed. Sept., God blesseth a man who is cheerful and a giver.

2 Corinthians 9:7 Parallel Commentaries

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not.

Deuteronomy 15:7-11,14 If there be among you a poor man of one of your brothers within any of your gates in your land which the LORD your God gives you...

Proverbs 23:6-8 Eat you not the bread of him that has an evil eye, neither desire you his dainty meats...

Isaiah 32:5,8 The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said to be bountiful...

James 5:9 Grudge not one against another, brothers, lest you be condemned: behold, the judge stands before the door.

1 Peter 4:9 Use hospitality one to another without grudging.

God.

2 Corinthians 8:12 For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man has, and not according to that he has not.

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

Exodus 35:5 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 29:17 I know also, my God, that you try the heart, and have pleasure in uprightness. As for me...

Proverbs 11:25 The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that waters shall be watered also himself.

Proverbs 22:9 He that has a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he gives of his bread to the poor.

Acts 20:35 I have showed you all things, how that so laboring you ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus...

Romans 12:8 Or he that exhorts, on exhortation: he that gives, let him do it with simplicity; he that rules, with diligence; he that shows mercy...

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.

Deuteronomy 15:10
You shall give to him freely, and your heart shall not be grudging when you give to him, because for this the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in all that you undertake.

1 Chronicles 29:9
Then the people rejoiced because they had given willingly, for with a whole heart they had offered freely to the LORD. David the king also rejoiced greatly.

1 Chronicles 29:17
I know, my God, that you test the heart and have pleasure in uprightness. In the uprightness of my heart I have freely offered all these things, and now I have seen your people, who are present here, offering freely and joyously to you.

Proverbs 11:25
Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.

Romans 12:8
the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.

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

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