New International Version
And now, brothers and sisters, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches.
King James Bible
Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia;
Darby Bible Translation
But we make known to you, brethren, the grace of God bestowed in the assemblies of Macedonia;
World English Bible
Moreover, brothers, we make known to you the grace of God which has been given in the assemblies of Macedonia;
Young's Literal Translation
And we make known to you, brethren, the grace of God, that hath been given in the assemblies of Macedonia,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit - In all our dignified version very few ill-constructed sentences can be found; however here is one, and the worst in the book. We do you to wit is in the original γνωριζομεν δε ὑμιν, we make known unto you. This is plain and intelligible, the other is not so; and the form is now obsolete.
The grace of God bestowed - Dr. Whitby has made it fully evident that the χαρις Θεου signifies the charitable contribution made by the Churches in Macedonia, to which they were excited by the grace or influence of God upon their hearts; and that δεδομενην εν cannot signify bestowed on, but given in. That χαρις means liberality, appears from 2 Corinthians 8:6 : We desired Titus that as he had begun, so he would finish την χαριν ταυτην, this charitable contribution. And 2 Corinthians 8:7 : That ye abound εν ταυτῃ τῃ χαριτι, in this liberal contribution. And 2 Corinthians 8:19 : Who was chosen of the Church to travel with us συν τῃ χαριτι ταυτῃ, with this charitable contribution, which is administered - which is to be dispensed, by us. So 2 Corinthians 9:8 : God is able to make πασαν χαριν, all liberality, to abound towards you. And 1 Corinthians 16:3 : To bring την χαριν, your liberality, to the poor saints. Hence χαρις, is by Hesychius and Phavorinus interpreted a gift, as it is here by the apostle: Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift, 2 Corinthians 9:15. This charity is styled the grace of God, either from its exceeding greatness, (as the cedars of God and mountains of God signify great cedars and great mountains, Psalm 36:6; Psalm 80:10); or rather, it is called so as proceeding from God, who is the dispenser of all good, and the giver of this disposition; for the motive of charity must come from him. So, in other places, the zeal of God, Romans 10:2; the love of God, 2 Corinthians 5:14; the grace of God, Titus 2:11.
The Churches of Macedonia - These were Philippi, Thessalonica, Berea, etc.
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During the night Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him, "Come over to Macedonia and help us."
"After an absence of several years, I came to Jerusalem to bring my people gifts for the poor and to present offerings.
For Macedonia and Achaia were pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the Lord's people in Jerusalem.
2 Corinthians 8:5
And they exceeded our expectations: They gave themselves first of all to the Lord, and then by the will of God also to us.
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