9:12 because the service of this ministry is not only providing for 1 the needs of the saints but is also overflowing with many thanks to God. 9:13 Through the evidence 2 of this service 3 they will glorify God because of your obedience to your confession in the gospel of Christ and the generosity of your sharing 4 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. 5 9:15 Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift! 6
1 tn Or “not only supplying.”
2 tn Or “proof,” or perhaps “testing” (NRSV).
3 tn Or “ministry.”
4 tn Or “your partnership”; Grk “your fellowship.”
5 tn Grk “the extraordinary grace of God to you”; the point is that God has given or shown grace to the Corinthians.
6 tn “Let us thank God for his gift which cannot be described with words” (L&N 33.202).