New American Standard Bible
So we urged Titus that as he had previously made a beginning, so he would also complete in you this gracious work as well.
King James Bible
Insomuch that we desired Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also finish in you the same grace also.
Darby Bible Translation
So that we begged Titus that, according as he had before begun, so he would also complete as to you this grace also;
World English Bible
So we urged Titus, that as he made a beginning before, so he would also complete in you this grace.
Young's Literal Translation
so that we exhorted Titus, that, according as he did begin before, so also he may finish to you also this favour,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Insomuch - The sense of this passage seems to be this, "We were encouraged by this unexpected success among the Macedonians. We were surprised at the extent of their liberality. And encouraged by this, we requested Titus to go among you and finish the collection which you had proposed and which you had begun. Lest you should be outstripped in liberality by the comparatively poor Macedonian Christians, we were anxious that you should perform what you had promised and contemplated, and we employed Titus, therefore, that he might go at once and finish the collection among you."
The same grace also - Margin, "Gift;" see the note on 2 Corinthians 8:1. The word refers to the contribution which he wished to be made.
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.
"Now after several years I came to bring alms to my nation and to present offerings;
but now, I am going to Jerusalem serving the saints.
2 Corinthians 2:13
I had no rest for my spirit, not finding Titus my brother; but taking my leave of them, I went on to Macedonia.
2 Corinthians 8:10
I give my opinion in this matter, for this is to your advantage, who were the first to begin a year ago not only to do this, but also to desire to do it.
2 Corinthians 8:16
But thanks be to God who puts the same earnestness on your behalf in the heart of Titus.
2 Corinthians 8:17
For he not only accepted our appeal, but being himself very earnest, he has gone to you of his own accord.
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,
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