New International Version
Now finish the work, so that your eager willingness to do it may be matched by your completion of it, according to your means.
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A readiness to will, so there may be a performance - Ye have willed and purposed this; now perform it.
Out of that which ye have - Give as God has enabled you; and give as God has disposed you. He requires each man to do as he can; and accepts the will where the means are wanting to perform the deed.
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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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"Tell the Israelites to bring me an offering. You are to receive the offering for me from everyone whose heart prompts them to give.
2 Corinthians 8:3
For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own,
2 Corinthians 8:12
For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what one does not have.
2 Corinthians 8:19
What is more, he was chosen by the churches to accompany us as we carry the offering, which we administer in order to honor the Lord himself and to show our eagerness to help.
2 Corinthians 9:2
For I know your eagerness to help, and I have been boasting about it to the Macedonians, telling them that since last year you in Achaia were ready to give; and your enthusiasm has stirred most of them to action.
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