9:10 Now God 1 who provides seed for the sower and bread for food will provide and multiply your supply of seed and will cause the harvest of your righteousness to grow. 9:11 You will be enriched in every way so that you may be generous on every occasion, 2 which is producing through us thanksgiving to God, 9:12 because the service of this ministry is not only providing for 3 the needs of the saints but is also overflowing with many thanks to God. 9:13 Through the evidence 4 of this service 5 they will glorify God because of your obedience to your confession in the gospel of Christ and the generosity of your sharing 6 with them and with everyone. 9:14 And in their prayers on your behalf they long for you because of the extraordinary grace God has shown to you. 7 9:15 Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift! 8
1 tn Grk “he”; the referent (God) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
2 tn Grk “in every way for every generosity,” or “he will always make you rich enough to be generous at all times” (L&N 57.29).
3 tn Or “not only supplying.”
4 tn Or “proof,” or perhaps “testing” (NRSV).
5 tn Or “ministry.”
6 tn Or “your partnership”; Grk “your fellowship.”
7 tn Grk “the extraordinary grace of God to you”; the point is that God has given or shown grace to the Corinthians.
8 tn “Let us thank God for his gift which cannot be described with words” (L&N 33.202).