Great Generosity

Now, brethren, we wish to make known to you the grace of God which has been (A)given in the churches of (B)Macedonia, that in a great ordeal of affliction their abundance of joy and their deep poverty overflowed in the (C)wealth of their liberality. For I testify that (D)according to their ability, and beyond their ability, they gave of their own accord, begging us with much urging for the (E)favor [a]of participation in the [b](F)support of the [c]saints, and this, not as we had [d]expected, but they first (G)gave themselves to the Lord and to us by (H)the will of God. So we (I)urged (J)Titus that as he had previously (K)made a beginning, so he would also complete in you (L)this gracious work as well.

Read full chapter


  1. 2 Corinthians 8:4 Lit and
  2. 2 Corinthians 8:4 Lit service to the saints
  3. 2 Corinthians 8:4 Or holy ones
  4. 2 Corinthians 8:5 Lit hoped