For they gave (A)according to their means, as I can testify, and beyond their means, of their own accord, begging us earnestly (B)for the favor[a] of taking part in (C)the relief of the saints— and this, not as we expected, but they (D)gave themselves first to the Lord and then by the will of God to us.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Corinthians 8:4 The Greek word charis can mean favor or grace or thanks, depending on the context

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