2 Corinthians 8:5
Strong's Lexicon
And
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

not [only]
οὐ (ou)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

[did they do] as
καθὼς (kathōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 2531: According to the manner in which, in the degree that, just as, as. From kata and hos; just as, that.

we expected,
ἠλπίσαμεν (ēlpisamen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1679: To hope, hope for, expect, trust. From elpis; to expect or confide.

but
ἀλλ’* (all’)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

they gave
ἔδωκαν (edōkan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1325: To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

themselves
ἑαυτοὺς (heautous)
Reflexive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1438: Himself, herself, itself.

first
πρῶτον (prōton)
Adverb - Superlative
Strong's Greek 4412: First, in the first place, before, formerly. Neuter of protos as adverb; firstly.

to the
τῷ ()
Article - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Lord
Κυρίῳ (Kyriō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

and then
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

to us,
ἡμῖν (hēmin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

because it was
διὰ (dia)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

[the] will
θελήματος (thelēmatos)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2307: An act of will, will; plur: wishes, desires. From the prolonged form of ethelo; a determination, i.e. choice or inclination.

of God.
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
and not just as we had hoped. Instead, they gave themselves especially to the Lord, then to us by God’s will.

New American Standard Bible
and [this], not as we had expected, but they first gave themselves to the Lord and to us by the will of God.

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.
Parallel Verses
New International Version
And they exceeded our expectations: They gave themselves first of all to the Lord, and then by the will of God also to us.

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.

English Standard Version
and this, not as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then by the will of God to us.

New American Standard Bible
and this, not as we had expected, but they first gave themselves to the Lord and to us by the will of God.

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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and not just as we had hoped. Instead, they gave themselves especially to the Lord, then to us by God's will.

International Standard Version
We did not expect that! They gave themselves to the Lord first and then to us, since this was God's will.

NET Bible
And they did this not just as we had hoped, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and to us by the will of God.

American Standard Version
and this , not as we had hoped, but first they gave their own selves to the Lord, and to us through the will of God.

English Revised Version
and this, not as we had hoped, but first they gave their own selves to the Lord, and to us by 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,






Cross References
1 Corinthians 1:1
Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother,

2 Corinthians 8:1
Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia;

2 Corinthians 1:1
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia:

2 Corinthians 8:4
Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.

2 Corinthians 8:3
For to their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves;

2 Corinthians 8:2
How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.

2 Corinthians 8:6
Insomuch that we desired Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also finish in you the same grace also.

2 Corinthians 8:7
Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also.

2 Corinthians 8:8
I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.
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