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10 God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.

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10 For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity[a] in you.

11 Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God. 12 So two good things will result from this ministry of giving—the needs of the believers in Jerusalem[b] will be met, and they will joyfully express their thanks to God.

13 As a result of your ministry, they will give glory to God. For your generosity to them and to all believers will prove that you are obedient to the Good News of Christ. 14 And they will pray for you with deep affection because of the overflowing grace God has given to you. 15 Thank God for this gift[c] too wonderful for words!

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Footnotes

  1. 9:10 Greek righteousness.
  2. 9:12 Greek of God’s holy people.
  3. 9:15 Greek his gift.