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II Corinthians 9

1 For concerning the service to the holy [ones] it is superfluous for me to be writing to you. 2 For I knew your eagerness of which I boast concerning you in Macedonia, that Achaia was prepared since last year, and your zeal has provoked many. 3 So I sent the brothers, lest our boast concerning you be emptied in this matter, in order that, just as I was saying, you be prepared, 4 lest if the Macedonians come with me and find you unprepared, we be shamed—in order that we not say: You [be shamed]—in this assurance. 5 I considered it necessary therefore to call upon the brothers, in order that they come to you and prepare beforehand your previously promised bounty, [that] this [be] prepared as bounty and not as exaction. 6 So this [I say], the [one] sowing sparingly—sparingly will also reap, and the [one] sowing bountifully—bountifully will also reap. 7 Each, just as he has decided in his heart, [let him give], not from pain or necessity, for God agape-loves [a] cheerful giver. 8 For God is able to abound every grace to you in order that, in everything always having every sufficiency, you abound to every good work, 9 just as it is written:
He has scattered, he has given to the needy,
His justness abides to eternity.

10 So the [one] supplying seed to the [one] sowing and bread for food will provide and will multiply our seed and will increase the products [of your] justness, 11 in everything being made rich for every generosity, which works, through us, thanksgiving to God. 12 For the service of this ministry not only supplies the needs of the holy [ones], but also [is] abundant through many thanks to God, 13 [who are] through proof of this service glorifying God for the obedience [of your] confession to the good-news of Christ, and [for the] liberality of the fellowship to them and to all, 14 and [for] their entreaty concerning you, longing for you on account of the surpassing grace of God among you. 15 Grace [be] to God for his indescribable gift.