For I testify that (A)according to their ability, and beyond their ability, they gave voluntarily, begging us with much urging for the (B)favor [a]of participation in the [b](C)support of the [c]saints, and this, not as we had [d]expected, but they first (D)gave themselves to the Lord and to us by (E)the will of God. So we (F)urged (G)Titus that as he had previously (H)made a beginning, so he would also complete in you (I)this gracious work as well.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Corinthians 8:4 Lit and
  2. 2 Corinthians 8:4 Lit service to the saints
  3. 2 Corinthians 8:4 Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people
  4. 2 Corinthians 8:5 Lit hoped