New International Version
Our desire is not that others might be relieved while you are hard pressed, but that there might be equality.
King James Bible
For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened:
Darby Bible Translation
For [it is] not in order that there may be ease for others, and for you distress,
World English Bible
For this is not that others may be eased and you distressed,
Young's Literal Translation
for not that for others release, and ye pressured, do I speak,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
That other men be eased - I do not design that you should impoverish yourselves in order that others may live affluently.
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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 8:14
At the present time your plenty will supply what they need, so that in turn their plenty will supply what you need. The goal is equality,
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