Now this I say, (A)he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows [a]bountifully will also reap [b]bountifully. Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not (B)grudgingly or under compulsion, for (C)God loves a cheerful giver. And (D)God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed; as it is written,

(E)He scattered abroad, he gave to the poor,
His righteousness [c]endures forever.”

10 Now He who supplies (F)seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and (G)increase the harvest of your righteousness; 11 you will be (H)enriched in everything for all liberality, which through us is producing (I)thanksgiving to God. 12 For the ministry of this service is not only fully supplying (J)the needs of the [d]saints, but is also overflowing (K)through many thanksgivings to God. 13 Because of the proof given by this (L)ministry, they will (M)glorify God for your obedience to your (N)confession of the (O)gospel of Christ and for the liberality of your [e]contribution to them and to all, 14 while they also, by prayer on your behalf, yearn for you because of the surpassing grace of God in you. 15 (P)Thanks be to God for His indescribable (Q)gift!

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Corinthians 9:6 Lit with blessings
  2. 2 Corinthians 9:6 Lit with blessings
  3. 2 Corinthians 9:9 Lit abides
  4. 2 Corinthians 9:12 Or holy ones
  5. 2 Corinthians 9:13 Or sharing with them