II Corinthians 9:1-12
For as touching the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous for me to
write to you:
For I know the forwardness of your mind, for which I boast of you to
them of Macedonia, that Achaia was ready a year ago; and your zeal hath provoked
Yet have I sent the brethren, lest our boasting of you should be in
vain in this behalf; that, as I said, ye may be ready:
Lest haply if they of Macedonia come with me, and find you
unprepared, we (that we might say not, ye) should be ashamed in this same
Therefore I thought in necessary to exhort the brethren, that they
would go before unto you, and make up beforehand your bounty, whereof ye had
notice before, that the same might be ready, as a matter of bounty,
and not as of covetousness.
But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also
sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
Gal. 6:7, 9
Every man according as he purposeth in his heart,
so let him give; not grudgingly, or out of necessity: for God loveth a
And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always
having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
[Prov. 28:27; Phil. 4:19]
(As it is written, HE HATH DISPERSED ABROAD; HE HATH
GIVEN TO THE POOR: HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS REMAINETH FOR EVER.
Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for
your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your
Being enriched in everything to all bountifulness, which causeth
through us thanksgiving to God.
For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of
the saints, but it is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God
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