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2 Corinthians 8:8

8:8 I am not saying this as a command, but I am testing the genuineness of your love by comparison with the eagerness of others. 1 

2 Corinthians 8:10

8:10 So here is my opinion on this matter: It is to your advantage, since you 2  made a good start last year both in your giving and your desire to give,

2 Corinthians 8:19

8:19 In addition, 3  this brother 4  has also been chosen by the churches as our traveling companion as we administer this generous gift 5  to the glory of the Lord himself and to show our readiness to help. 6 

1 tn Grk “by means of the eagerness of others.”

2 tn Grk “who.”

3 tn Grk “gospel, and not only this, but.” Here a new sentence was started in the translation.

4 tn Grk “he”; the referent (the brother mentioned in v. 18) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

5 tn That is, the offering or collection being taken to assist impoverished Christians.

6 tn The words “to help” are not in the Greek text but are implied (see L&N 25.68).

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