New International Version
For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own,
King James Bible
For to their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves;
Darby Bible Translation
For according to [their] power, I bear witness, and beyond [their] power, [they were] willing of their own accord,
World English Bible
For according to their power, I testify, yes and beyond their power, they gave of their own accord,
Young's Literal Translation
because, according to their power, I testify, and above their power, they were willing of themselves,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For to their power, etc. - In their liberality they had no rule but their ability; they believed they were bound to contribute all they could; and even this rule they transgressed, for they went beyond their power - they deprived themselves for a time of the necessaries of life, in order to give to others who were destitute even of necessaries.
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'Now therefore perform the doing of it; that as there was a readiness to will so there may be a performance also.'--2 COR. viii. 11. The Revised Version reads: 'But now complete the doing also; that as there was the readiness to will, so there may be the completion also out of your ability.' A collection of money for the almost pauper church at Jerusalem bulked very largely in the Apostle's mind at the date of the writing of the two letters to the Corinthian church. We learn that that church had …
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1 Corinthians 16:2
On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with your income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made.
2 Corinthians 8:11
Now finish the work, so that your eager willingness to do it may be matched by your completion of it, according to your means.
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