2 Corinthians 9:7-9

9:7 Each one of you should give just as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, because God loves a cheerful giver. 9:8 And God is able to make all grace overflow to you so that because you have enough of everything in every way at all times, you will overflow in every good work. 9:9 Just as it is written, “He has scattered widely, he has given to the poor; his righteousness remains forever.”

tn Or “must do.” The words “of you” and “should give” are not in the Greek text, which literally reads, “Each one just as he has decided in his heart.” The missing words are an ellipsis; these or similar phrases must be supplied for the English reader.

tn Or “in his mind.”

tn Or “not from regret”; Grk “not out of grief.”

tn Or “not out of a sense of duty”; Grk “from necessity.”

tn Or “abound.”

tn Or “so that by having enough.” The Greek participle can be translated as a participle of cause (“because you have enough”) or means (“by having enough”).

tn Or “abound.”

sn He in the quotation refers to the righteous person.

sn A quotation from Ps 112:9.