9:1 For as concerning the service to the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you+:
9:2 for I know your+ readiness, of which I glory on your+ behalf to them of Macedonia, that Achaia has been prepared for a year past; and your+ zeal has stirred up very many of them.
9:3 But I have sent the brothers, that our glorying on your+ behalf may not be made void in this respect; that, even as I said, you+ may be prepared:
9:4 lest by any means, if there come with me any of Macedonia and find you+ unprepared, we--not to mention you+--should be put to shame in this confidence.
9:5 I thought it necessary therefore to entreat the brothers, that they would go before to you+, and make up beforehand your+ aforepromised bounty, that the same might be ready as a matter of bounty, and not of extortion.
9:6 But this [I say], He who sows sparingly will reap also sparingly; and he who sows bountifully will reap also bountifully.
9:7 [Let] each [do] according to as he has purposed in his heart: not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loves a cheerful giver.
9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you+; that you+, having always all sufficiency in everything, may abound to every good work:
9:9 as it is written, He has scattered abroad, he has given to the poor; His righteousness stays forever.
9:10 And he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food, will supply and multiply your+ seed for sowing, and increase the fruits of your+ righteousness:
9:11 you+ being enriched in everything to all liberality, which works through us thanksgiving to God.
9:12 For the providing of this service of the ministry not only fills up the measure of the wants of the saints, but abounds also through many thanksgivings to God;
9:13 seeing that through the proving [of you+] by this service they glorify God for the obedience of your+ confession to the good news of Christ, and for the liberality of [your+] contribution to them and to all;
9:14 while they themselves also, with supplication on your+ behalf, long after you+ by reason of the exceeding grace of God in you+.
9:15 Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift.
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