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2 Corinthians

8:1 Now, sisters and brothers, we want to tell you about the favor God granted to the Congregations in Macedonia.

γνωριζομεν
G1107
we-are-making-known
δε
G1161
yet
ὑμιν
G5213
[to]-yous
αδελφοι
G80
siblings
την
G3588
the
χαριν
G5485
favor
του
G3588
[of]-the
θεου
G2316
[of]-God
την
G3588
the
δεδομενην
G1325
having-been-given
εν
G1722
in
ταις
G3588
[to]-the
εκκλησιαις
G1577
[to]-congregations
της
G3588
[of]-the
μακεδονιας
G3109
[of]-Macedonia

8:2 Their extreme happiness matched their extreme hardship, and the height of their generosity matched the depth of their poverty.

ὁτι
G3754
since
εν
G1722
in
πολλη
G4183
many
δοκιμη
G1382
[to]-proof
θλιψεως
G2347
[of]-pressure

G3588
the
περισσεια
G4050
excess
της
G3588
[of]-the
χαρας
G5479
[of]-joy
αυτων
G846
[of]-them
και
G2532
and

G3588
the
κατα
G2596
down
βαθους
G899
[of]-depth
πτωχεια
G4432
[to]-poverty
αυτων
G846
[of]-them
επερισσευσεν
G5656
exceeds
εις
G1519
into
το
G3588
the
πλουτος
G4149
wealth
της
G3588
[of]-the
ἁπλοτητος
G572
[of]-simplicity
αυτων
G846
[of]-them

8:3 They went beyond their ability, by their own free will,

ὁτι
G3754
since
κατα
G2596
down
δυναμιν
G1411
power
μαρτυρω
G3140
I-may-witness
και
G2532
and
παρα
G3844
beside
δυναμιν
G1411
power
αυθαιρετοι
G830
voluntarily

8:4 begging to participate with us in service to the holy ones.

μετα
G3326
with
πολλης
G4183
[of]-many
παρακλησεως
G3874
[of]-advocacy
δεομενοι
G1189
begging
ἡμων
G2257
[of]-us
την
G3588
the
χαριν
G5485
favor
και
G2532
and
την
G3588
the
κοινωνιαν
G2842
partnership
της
G3588
[of]-the
διακονιας
G1248
[of]-service
της
G3588
[of]-the
εις
G1519
into
τους
G3588
the
ἁγιους
G40
consecrated

8:5 In contrast to what we expected, they willingly gave first to the Master and then to us, according to God’s will.

και
G2532
and
ου
G3756
not
καθως
G2531
according-to
ηλπισαμεν
G1679
αλλ᾽
G235
but
ἑαυτους
G1438
themselves
εδωκαν
G1325
they-gave
πρωτον
G4412
first
τω
G3588
[to]-the
κυριω
G2962
master
και
G2532
and
ἡμιν
G2254
[to]-us
δια
G1223
through
θεληματος
G2307
[of]-will
θεου
G2316
[of]-God

8:6 So we encouraged Titus that, just as he did before, he should complete this gift with you also.

εις
G1519
into
το
G3588
the
παρακαλεσαι
G3870
to-advocate
ἡμας
G2248
us
τιτον
G5103
Titus
ἱνα
G2443
that
καθως
G2531
according-to
προενηρξατο
G4278
began
οὑτως
G3779
likewise
και
G2532
and
επιτελεση
G2005
should-finish
εις
G1519
into
ὑμας
G5209
yous
και
G2532
and
την
G3588
the
χαριν
G5485
favor
ταυτην
G3778
this

8:7 Just as you excel in faith, speech, knowledge, dedication, and the love that flows from you to us, now excel in this gift.

αλλ᾽
G235
but
ὡσπερ
G5618
just-as
εν
G1722
in
παντι
G3956
[to]-every
περισσευετε
G4052
yous-are-exceeding
πιστει
G4102
[to]-trust
και
G2532
and
λογω
G3056
[to]-saying
και
G2532
and
γνωσει
G1108
[to]-knowledge
και
G2532
and
παση
G3956
[to]-every
σπουδη
G4710
[to]-eagerness
και
G2532
and
τη
G3588
[to]-the
εξ
G1537
out
ὑμων
G5216
[of]-yous
εν
G1722
in
ἡμιν
G2254
[to]-us
αγαπη
G26
love
ἱνα
G2443
that
και
G2532
and
εν
G1722
in
ταυτη
G3778
[to]-this
τη
G3588
[to]-the
χαριτι
G5485
[to]-favor
περισσευητε
G4052
yous-exceeded

8:8 I am not giving you a command, but I want to test the genuineness of your love in light of the dedication of these others.

ου
G3756
not
κατ᾽
G2596
down
επιταγην
G2003
divine-command
λεγω
G3004
I-am-saying
αλλα
G235
but
δια
G1223
through
της
G3588
[of]-the
ἑτερων
G2087
[of]-different
σπουδης
G4710
[of]-eagerness
και
G2532
and
το
G3588
the
της
G3588
[of]-the
ὑμετερας
G5212
[of]-yours(pl.)
αγαπης
G26
[of]-love
γνησιον
G1103
legitimate
δοκιμαζων
G1381
testing

8:9 For you know about the favor of our Master Jesus the Anointed, how he gave up his riches to become poor for your sakes, so that through his poverty you could become rich.

γινωσκετε
G1097
yous-are-knowing
γαρ
G1063
because
την
G3588
the
χαριν
G5485
favor
του
G3588
[of]-the
κυριου
G2962
[of]-master
ἡμων
G2257
[of]-us
ιησου
G2424
[of]-Jesus
χριστου
G5547
[of]-anointed
ὁτι
G3754
since
δι᾽
G1223
through
ὑμας
G5209
yous
επτωχευσεν
G4433
was-poor
πλουσιος
G4145
rich
ὡν
G3739
[of]-whom
ἱνα
G2443
that
ὑμεις
G5210
yous
τη
G3588
[to]-the
εκεινου
G1565
[of]-that-one
πτωχεια
G4432
[to]-poverty
πλουτησητε
G4147
yous-should-be-rich

8:10 And in my opinion, this is for your own good, because for the past year you have been putting your intentions into action.

και
G2532
and
γνωμην
G1106
opinion
εν
G1722
in
τουτω
G5129
[to]-this
διδωμι
G1325
I-am-giving
τουτο
G5124
this
γαρ
G1063
because
ὑμιν
G5213
[to]-yous
συμφερει
G4851
is-carrying-together
οἱτινες
G3748
who
ου
G3756
not
μονον
G3440
only
το
G3588
the
ποιησαι
G4160
to-do
αλλα
G235
but
και
G2532
and
το
G3588
the
θελειν
G2309
to-choose
προενηρξασθε
G4278
yous-began
απο
G575
from
περυσι
G4070
last-year

8:11 So now you need to finish the job from what you have.

νυνι
G3570
now
δε
G1161
yet
και
G2532
and
το
G3588
the
ποιησαι
G4160
to-do
επιτελεσατε
G2005
yous-finish!
ὁπως
G3704
so-that
καθαπερ
G2509
just-as

G3588
the
προθυμια
G4288
willingness
του
G3588
[of]-the
θελειν
G2309
to-choose
οὑτως
G3779
likewise
και
G2532
and
το
G3588
the
επιτελεσαι
G2005
to-finish
εκ
G1537
out
του
G3588
[of]-the
εχειν
G2192
to-have

8:12 If someone is eager to give, it is accepted on the basis of what they have, not on what they don’t have.

ει.
G1487
if
γαρ
G1063
because

G3588
the
προθυμια
G4288
willingness
προκειται
G4295
is-set-forth
καθο
G2526
according-to
εαν
G1437
if-ever
εχη
G2192
may-have
ευπροσδεκτος
G2144
acceptable
ου
G3756
not
καθο
G2526
according-to
ουκ
G3756
not
εχει
G2192
has

8:13 And the purpose is not to make them comfortable at your expense but to bring equality.

ου
G3756
not
γαρ
G1063
because
ἱνα
G2443
that
αλλοις
G243
[to]-others
ανεσις
G425
ease
ὑμιν
G5213
[to]-yous
θλιψις
G2347
pressure
αλλ᾽
G235
but
εξ
G1537
out
ισοτητος
G2471
[of]-equality
εν
G1722
in
τω
G3588
[to]-the
νυν
G3568
now
καιρω
G2540
[to]-time
το
G3588
the
ὑμων
G5216
[of]-yous
περισσευμα
G4051
excess
εις
G1519
into
το
G3588
the
εκεινων
G1565
[of]-those
ὑστερημα
G5303
lack

8:14 Right now your excess will meet their need, but there may come a time when they will have excess to meet your need; that is equality.

ἱνα
G2443
that
και
G2532
and
το
G3588
the
εκεινων
G1565
[of]-those
περισσευμα
G4051
excess
γενηται
G1096
may-come-to-be
εις
G1519
into
το
G3588
the
ὑμων
G5216
[of]-yous
ὑστερημα
G5303
lack
ὁπως
G3704
so-that
γενηται
G1096
may-come-to-be
ισοτης
G2471
equality

8:15 As it is written: “The one who gathered a lot had no extra, and the one who gathered little had enough.”

καθως
G2531
according-to
γεγραπται
G1125
it-has-been-written

G3588
the
το
G3588
the
πολυ
G4183
many
ουκ
G3756
not
επλεονασεν
G4121
increased
και
G2532
and

G3588
the
το
G3588
the
ολιγον
G3641
tiny
ουκ
G3756
not
ηλαττονησεν
G1641
diminished

8:16 I am so grateful to God for putting into Titus’ heart the same dedication to you that we have.

χαρις
G5485
favor
δε
G1161
yet
τω
G3588
[to]-the
θεω
G2316
[to]-God
τω
G3588
[to]-the
δοντι
G1325
giving
την
G3588
the
αυτην
G846
herself
σπουδην
G4710
eagerness
ὑπερ
G5228
over
ὑμων
G5216
[of]-yous
εν
G1722
in
τη
G3588
[to]-the
καρδια
G2588
[to]-heart
τιτου
G5103
[of]-Titus

8:17 He not only gladly accepted the assignment to visit you but was all the more intent upon doing so.

ὁτι
G3754
since
την
G3588
the
μεν
G3303
in-fact
παρακλησιν
G3874
advocacy
εδεξατο
G1209
accepted
σπουδαιοτερος
G4705
more-eager
δε
G1161
yet
ὑπαρχων
G5225
being
αυθαιρετος
G830
voluntarily
εξηλθεν
G1831
exited
προς
G4314
toward
ὑμας
G5209
yous

8:18 Now we stand together with this brother, whose reputation with the Gospel extends to all the Congregations.

συνεπεμψαμεν
G4842
we-stand-together
δε
G1161
yet
μετ᾽
G3326
with
αυτου
G846
[of]-self
τον
G3588
the
αδελφον
G80
sibling
οὑ
G3739
[of]-whom

G3588
the
επαινος
G1868
praise
εν
G1722
in
τω
G3588
[to]-the
ευαγγελιω
G2098
[to]-good-news
δια
G1223
through
πασων
G3956
[of]-all
των
G3588
[of]-the
εκκλησιων
G1577
[of]-congregations

8:19 Not only that, he was the one chosen by them to travel with us to take this gift we eagerly dispense, to the honor of the Master Himself.

ου
G3756
not
μονον
G3440
only
δε
G1161
yet
αλλα
G235
but
και
G2532
and
χειροτονηθεις
G5500
being-designated
ὑπο
G5259
under
των
G3588
[of]-the
εκκλησιων
G1577
[of]-congregations
συνεκδημος
G4898
fellow-traveler
ἡμων
G2257
[of]-us
συν
G4862
together-with
τη
G3588
[to]-the
χαριτι
G5485
[to]-favor
ταυτη
G3778
[to]-this
τη
G3588
[to]-the
διακονουμενη
G1247
[to]-being-attended-to
ὑφ᾽
G5259
under
ἡμων
G2257
[of]-us
προς
G4314
toward
την
G3588
the
αυτου
G846
[of]-self
του
G3588
[of]-the
κυριου
G2962
[of]-master
δοξαν
G1391
honor
και
G2532
and
προθυμιαν
G4288
willingness
ἡμων
G2257
[of]-us

8:20 So we need to be extra careful about how we handle this generous gift.

στελλομενοι
G4724
avoiding
τουτο
G5124
this
μη
G3361
not
τις
G5101
who
ἡμας
G2248
us
μωμησηται
G3469
should-blame
εν
G1722
in
τη
G3588
[to]-the
ἁδροτητι
G100
[to]-generosity
ταυτη
G3778
[to]-this
τη
G3588
[to]-the
διακονουμενη
G1247
[to]-being-attended-to
ὑφ᾽
G5259
under
ἡμων
G2257
[of]-us

8:21 We need to be above reproach, both in the sight of the Master and the sight of people.

προνοουμενοι
G4306
providing
γαρ
G1063
because
καλα
G2570
beautiful
ου
G3756
not
μονον
G3440
only
ενωπιον
G1799
in-the-face-of
κυριου
G2962
[of]-master
αλλα
G235
but
και
G2532
and
ενωπιον
G1799
in-the-face-of
ανθρωπων
G444
[of]-people

8:22 Now we sent along with them our brother, who has often been tested and found dedicated and is now much more so. I have a lot of confidence in you,

συνεπεμψαμεν
G4842
we-stand-together
δε
G1161
yet
αυτοις
G846
[to]-them
τον
G3588
the
αδελφον
G80
sibling
ἡμων
G2257
[of]-us
ὁν
G3739
whom
εδοκιμασαμεν
G1381
we-tested
εν
G1722
in
πολλοις
G4183
[to]-many
πολλακις
G4178
many-times
σπουδαιον
G4705
more-eager
οντα
G5607
being
νυνι
G3570
now
δε
G1161
yet
πολυ
G4183
many
σπουδαιοτερον
G4706
more-eager
πεποιθησει
G4006
[to]-confidence
πολλη
G4183
many
τη
G3588
[to]-the
εις
G1519
into
ὑμας
G5209
yous

8:23 whether by virtue of Titus, my partner and your co-worker, or our sisters and brothers, the Ambassadors of the Congregations and the honor of the Anointed.

ειτε
G1535
if-also
ὑπερ
G5228
over
τιτου
G5103
[of]-Titus
κοινωνος
G2844
partner
εμος
G1699
my
και
G2532
and
εις
G1519
into
ὑμας
G5209
yous
συνεργος
G4904
co-worker
ειτε
G1535
if-also
αδελφοι
G80
siblings
ἡμων
G2257
[of]-us
αποστολοι
G652
ambassadors
εκκλησιων
G1577
[of]-congregations
δοξα
G1391
honor
χριστου
G5547
[of]-anointed

8:24 Then your love and our bragging about you will be displayed for all the Congregations to see.

την
G3588
the
ουν
G3767
then
ενδειξιν
G1732
demonstration
της
G3588
[of]-the
αγαπης
G26
[of]-love
ὑμων
G5216
[of]-yous
και
G2532
and
ἡμων
G2257
[of]-us
καυχησεως
G2746
[of]-boast
ὑπερ
G5228
over
ὑμων
G5216
[of]-yous
εις
G1519
into
αυτους
G846
them
ενδεικνυμενοι
G1731
being-caused
εις
G1519
into
προσωπον
G4383
face
των
G3588
[of]-the
εκκλησιων
G1577
[of]-congregations