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2 Corinthians 9:6-11 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

Here’s the point: he who plants sparingly also harvests sparingly. Each should give according to what he has decided in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.[a] Moreover, God has the power to provide you with every gracious gift in abundance, so that always in every way you will have all you need yourselves and be able to provide abundantly for every good cause — as the Tanakh says,

“He gave generously to the poor;
his tzedakah lasts forever.”[b]

10 He who provides both seed for the planter and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed and increase the harvest of your tzedakah. 11 You will be enriched in every way, so that you can be generous in everything. And through us your generosity will cause people to thank God,

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Corinthians 9:7 Proverbs 22:8 (Septuagint)
  2. 2 Corinthians 9:9 Psalm 112:9
Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

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