New American Standard Bible
But now finish doing it also, so that just as there was the readiness to desire it, so there may be also the completion of it by your ability.
King James Bible
Now therefore perform the doing of it; that as there was a readiness to will, so there may be a performance also out of that which ye have.
Darby Bible Translation
But now also complete the doing of it; so that as there was the readiness to be willing, so also to complete out of what ye have.
World English Bible
But now complete the doing also, that as there was the readiness to be willing, so there may be the completion also out of your ability.
Young's Literal Translation
and now also finish doing it, that even as there is the readiness of the will, so also the finishing, out of that which ye have,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
As there was a readiness to will - Now accomplish the thing, and be not satisfied with having begun it. Do not suppose that the intention was sufficient, or that you are now released from the obligation. A year indeed has elapsed; but the necessity of the aid for the poor has not ceased. The sentiment here is, that if we have felt it our duty to aid in a cause of benevolence, and have commenced it, and have then been interrupted in executing our purpose, we should seize the first favorable opportunity to accomplish what we had designed. We should not regard ourselves as released from our obligation, but should, from a regard to consistency and our obligation to God, accomplish what we had intended.
Out of that which ye have - According to your ability; see 2 Corinthians 8:12. It should be in proportion to your means.
LibraryGiving and Asking
'Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia; 2. How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality. 3. For to their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves; 4. Praying us with much entreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints. 5. And this they did, not as we hoped, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Of the Matters to be Considered in the Councils.
The Duty of Self-Denial.
Of the Nature of Regeneration, with Respect to the Change it Produces in Men's Affections, Resolutions, Labors, Enjoyments and Hopes.
"Tell the sons of Israel to raise a contribution for Me; from every man whose heart moves him you shall raise My contribution.
2 Corinthians 8:3
For I testify that according to their ability, and beyond their ability, they gave of their own accord,
2 Corinthians 8:12
For if the readiness is present, it is acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have.
2 Corinthians 8:19
and not only this, but he has also been appointed by the churches to travel with us in this gracious work, which is being administered by us for the glory of the Lord Himself, and to show our readiness,
2 Corinthians 9:2
for I know your readiness, of which I boast about you to the Macedonians, namely, that Achaia has been prepared since last year, and your zeal has stirred up most of them.
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