New International Version
they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the Lord's people.
King James Bible
Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.
Darby Bible Translation
begging of us with much entreaty [to give effect to] the grace and fellowship of the service which [was to be rendered] to the saints.
World English Bible
begging us with much entreaty to receive this grace and the fellowship in the service to the saints.
Young's Literal Translation
with much entreaty calling on us to receive the favour and the fellowship of the ministration to the saints,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Praying us with much entreaty - We had not to solicit them to this great act of kindness; they even entreated us to accept their bounty, and to take on ourselves the administration or application of it to the wants of the poor in Judea.
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"After an absence of several years, I came to Jerusalem to bring my people gifts for the poor and to present offerings.
Now, however, I am on my way to Jerusalem in the service of the Lord's people there.
Pray that I may be kept safe from the unbelievers in Judea and that the contribution I take to Jerusalem may be favorably received by the Lord's people there,
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 9:1
There is no need for me to write to you about this service to the Lord's people.
2 Corinthians 9:12
This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord's people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.
2 Corinthians 9:13
Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else.
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