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2 Corinthians 9:10-15 The Passion Translation (TPT)

10 This generous God who supplies abundant seed[a] for the farmer, which becomes bread for our meals,[b] is even more extravagant toward you. First he supplies[c] every need, plus more. Then he multiplies the seed as you sow it, so that the harvest of your generosity[d] will grow. 11 You will be abundantly enriched in every way as you give generously on every occasion,[e] for when we take your gifts to those in need,[f] it causes many to give thanks to God.

12 The priestly ministry[g] you are providing through your offering not only supplies what is lacking for God’s people, it inspires an outpouring[h] of praises and thanksgiving to God himself. 13 For as your extremely generous offering meets the approval[i] of those in Jerusalem, it will cause them to give glory to God—all because of your loyal support and allegiance to the gospel of Christ, as well as your generous-hearted partnership with them toward those in need. 14 Because of this extraordinary grace, which God has lavished on you, they will affectionately remember you in their prayers. 15 Praise God for his astonishing gift, which is far too great for words![j]

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Corinthians 9:10 The Greek word epichorēgeo is used in Greek literature for someone who pays all expenses for the drama/choir (production), plus more, providing income for those who take part. God is seen as the leader of the divine choir, orchestrating everything and providing all that is needed to bring forth the sounds of his glory on the earth.
  2. 2 Corinthians 9:10 See Isa. 55:10.
  3. 2 Corinthians 9:10 The Greek word is chorēgeo (see the first footnote on this verse).
  4. 2 Corinthians 9:10 Or “righteousness,” used in this context as “generosity” (or “righteous works” of benevolence).
  5. 2 Corinthians 9:11 Or “You will always be rich enough to be generous at all times.”
  6. 2 Corinthians 9:11 Or “through us.”
  7. 2 Corinthians 9:12 The Greek word leitourgia (similar to “liturgy”) is used in Luke 1:23 for the priestly ministry of Zechariah in the temple.
  8. 2 Corinthians 9:12 Or “a superabounding.”
  9. 2 Corinthians 9:13 Or “passes the test.”
  10. 2 Corinthians 9:15 The Greek and Aramaic texts have a clean break at this point. This has caused some scholars to conclude that chs. 10–13 may have originally been separated from the earlier chapters, which could imply that the following four chapters make up the missing letter of Paul to the Corinthians. If this is so, when reading 2 Corinthians, one could begin with chs. 10–13 (Paul’s missing letter), then read from chs. 1–9. The term for this is “appending”; that is, taking an earlier document and adding a later manuscript to it. Yet in this case, the earlier document is appended.
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