New Living Translation
They even did more than we had hoped, for their first action was to give themselves to the Lord and to us, just as God wanted them to do.
King James Bible
And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God.
Darby Bible Translation
And not according as we hoped, but they gave themselves first to the Lord, and to us by God's will.
World English Bible
This was not as we had hoped, but first they gave their own selves to the Lord, and to us through the will of God.
Young's Literal Translation
and not according as we expected, but themselves they did give first to the Lord, and to us, through the will of God,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:5 And not as we hoped - That is, beyond all we could hope. They gave themselves to us, by the will of God - In obedience to his will, to be wholly directed by us.
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1 Corinthians 1:1
This letter is from Paul, chosen by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and from our brother Sosthenes.
2 Corinthians 8:1
Now I want you to know, dear brothers and sisters, what God in his kindness has done through the churches in Macedonia.
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