2 Corinthians 8:1-5New American Standard Bible (NASB)
8 Now, brethren, we wish to make known to you the grace of God which has been given in the churches of Macedonia,2 that in a great ordeal of affliction their abundance of joy and their deep poverty overflowed in the wealth of their liberality.3 For I testify that according to their ability, and beyond their ability, they gave of their own accord,4 begging us with much urging for the favor [a]of participation in the [b]support of the [c]saints,5 and this, not as we had [d]expected, but they first gave themselves to the Lord and to us by the will of God.
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