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2 Corinthians

9:1 It really is unnecessary for me to write to you about serving the holy ones

περι
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about
μεν
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in-fact
γαρ
G1063
because
της
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[of]-the
διακονιας
G1248
[of]-service
της
G3588
[of]-the
εις
G1519
into
τους
G3588
the
ἁγιους
G40
consecrated
περισσον
G4053
excessive
μοι
G3427
[to]-me
εστιν
G2076
is
το
G3588
the
γραφειν
G1125
to-be-writing
ὑμιν
G5213
[to]-yous

9:2 because I am aware of your enthusiasm, which I’m bragging about to the Macedonians. Your example has stirred up most of those in Achaia, who have been prepared to give for the past year.

οιδα
G1492
I-have-seen
γαρ
G1063
because
την
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the
προθυμιαν
G4288
willingness
ὑμων
G5216
[of]-yous
ἡν
G3739
which
ὑπερ
G5228
over
ὑμων
G5216
[of]-yous
καυχωμαι
G2744
I-brag
μακεδοσιν
G3110
[to]-Macedonians
ὁτι
G3754
since
αχαϊα
G882
[to]-Achaia
παρασκευασται
G3903
has-been-prepared
απο
G575
from
περυσι
G4070
last-year
και
G2532
and

G3588
the
ὑμων
G5216
[of]-yous
ζηλος
G2205
passion
ηρεθισεν
G2042
agitated
τους
G3588
the
πλειονας
G4119
more

9:3 But I had to send the believers to you to ensure that our bragging about you was not hollow.

επεμψα
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I-sent
δε
G1161
yet
τους
G3588
the
αδελφους
G80
siblings
ἱνα
G2443
that
μη
G3361
not
το
G3588
the
καυχημα
G2745
boast
ἡμων
G2257
[of]-us
το
G3588
the
ὑπερ
G5228
over
ὑμων
G5216
[of]-yous
κενωθη
G2758
may-be-neutralized
εν
G1722
in
τω
G3588
[to]-the
μερει
G3313
[to]-share
τουτω
G5129
[to]-this
ἱνα
G2443
that
καθως
G2531
according-to
ελεγον
G3004
I-said
παρεσκευασμενοι
G3903
having-been-prepared
ητε
G2258
yous-were

9:4 It goes without saying that we would be embarrassed if the Macedonians came along with me, assuming what I bragged about, and found you unprepared.

μη
G3361
not
πως
G4459
how
εαν
G1437
if-ever
ελθωσιν
G2064
they-may-come
συν
G4862
together-with
εμοι
G1698
[to]-me
μακεδονες
G3110
Macedonians
και
G2532
and
εὑρωσιν
G2147
they-may-find
ὑμας
G5209
yous
απαρασκευαστους
G532
unprepared
καταισχυνθωμεν
G2617
we-may-be-shamed
ἡμεις
G2249
we
ἱνα
G2443
that
μη
G3361
not
λεγω
G3004
I-am-saying
ὑμεις
G5210
yous
εν
G1722
in
τη
G3588
[to]-the
ὑποστασει
G5287
[to]-understanding
ταυτη
G3778
[to]-this

9:5 So I felt it necessary to send the believers on ahead to see to it that you made good on your promised generosity. Then it would truly be a generous gift and not something we robbed you of.

αναγκαιον
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necessary
ουν
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then
ἡγησαμην
G2233
I-considered
παρακαλεσαι
G3870
to-advocate
τους
G3588
the
αδελφους
G80
siblings
ἱνα
G2443
that
προελθωσιν
G4281
they-may-come-ahead
εις
G1519
into
ὑμας
G5209
yous
και
G2532
and
προκαταρτισωσιν
G4294
they-should-announce-before
την
G3588
the
προκατηγγελμενην
G4293
being-promised-before
ευλογιαν
G2129
blessedness
ὑμων
G5216
[of]-yous
ταυτην
G3778
this
ἑτοιμην
G2092
fit
ειναι
G1511
to-be
οὑτως
G3779
likewise
ὡς
G5613
as
ευλογιαν
G2129
blessedness
και
G2532
and
μη
G3361
not
ὡς
G5613
as
πλεονεξιαν
G4124
greed

9:6 But keep this in mind: the one who plants sparingly will harvest little, and the one who plants generously will harvest much.

τουτο
G5124
this
δε
G1161
yet

G3588
the
σπειρων
G4687
scattering
φειδομενως
G5340
sparingly
φειδομενως
G5340
sparingly
και
G2532
and
θερισει
G2325
shall-reap
και
G2532
and

G3588
the
σπειρων
G4687
scattering
επ᾽
G1909
on
ευλογιαις
G2129
[to]-blessedness
επ᾽
G1909
on
ευλογιαις
G2129
[to]-blessedness
και
G2532
and
θερισει
G2325
shall-reap

9:7 Let each one give as they choose— without sadness or compulsion— because God loves a cheerful giver.

ἑκαστος
G1538
each
καθως
G2531
according-to
προηρηται
G4255
has-been-resolved
τη
G3588
[to]-the
καρδια
G2588
[to]-heart
μη
G3361
not
εκ
G1537
out
λυπης
G3077
[of]-sadness
η
G2228
or-else
εξ
G1537
out
αναγκης
G318
[of]-stressfulness
ἱλαρον
G2431
cheerful
γαρ
G1063
because
δοτην
G1395
giver
αγαπα
G25
is-loving

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the
θεος
G2316
God

9:8 Now God has the ability to shower you with gifts, to the point where you will not only have all your needs met, but that you will overflow with good deeds.

δυνατει
G1415
is-able
δε
G1161
yet

G3588
the
θεος
G2316
God
πασαν
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all
χαριν
G5485
favor
περισσευσαι
G4052
to-exceed
εις
G1519
into
ὑμας
G5209
yous
ἱνα
G2443
that
εν
G1722
in
παντι
G3956
[to]-every
παντοτε
G3842
always
πασαν
G3956
all
αυταρκειαν
G841
self-sufficiency
εχοντες
G2192
having
περισσευητε
G4052
yous-exceeded
εις
G1519
into
παν
G3956
all
εργον
G2041
action
αγαθον
G18
good

9:9 As it is written, “He gives generously to the poor, and his justice remains forever.”

καθως
G2531
according-to
γεγραπται
G1125
it-has-been-written
εσκορπισεν
G4650
scattered
εδωκεν
G1325
gave
τοις
G3588
[to]-those
πενησιν
G3993
[to]-the-poor

G3588
the
δικαιοσυνη
G1343
justice
αυτου
G846
[of]-self
μενει
G3306
is-remaining
εις
G1519
into
τον
G3588
the
αιωνα
G165
age

9:10 The One who supplies more than enough seed for planting and bread for food will also supply you with limitless “seed” and cause your “crops” of justice to multiply.

επιχορηγων
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super-supplying
σπορον
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seed
τω
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[to]-the
σπειροντι
G4687
[to]-scattering
και
G2532
and
αρτον
G740
bread
εις
G1519
into
βρωσιν
G1035
food
χορηγησει
G5524
shall-furnish
και
G2532
and
πληθυνει
G4129
shall-multiply
τον
G3588
the
σπορον
G4703
seed
ὑμων
G5216
[of]-yous
και
G2532
and
αυξησει
G837
shall-cause-to-grow
τα
G3588
the
γενηματα
G1081
crops
της
G3588
[of]-the
δικαιοσυνης
G1343
[of]-justice
ὑμων
G5216
[of]-yous

9:11 Then you will be rich in every way— enabling you to be generous, which will result in gratitude to God.

εν
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in
παντι
G3956
[to]-every
πλουτιζομενοι
G4148
being-enriched
εις
G1519
into
πασαν
G3956
all
ἁπλοτητα
G572
simplicity
ἡτις
G3748
which
κατεργαζεται
G2716
fully-acts
δι᾽
G1223
through
ἡμων
G2257
[of]-us
ευχαριστιαν
G2169
thanks
τω
G3588
[to]-the
θεω
G2316
[to]-God

9:12 Through this official service— meeting the needs of the holy ones— you have passed the test and honored God. This will certainly result in overflowing gratitude to God,

ὁτι
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since

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the
διακονια
G1248
[to]-service
της
G3588
[of]-the
λειτουργιας
G3009
[of]-priestly-service
ταυτης
G3778
[of]-this
ου
G3756
not
μονον
G3440
only
εστιν
G2076
is
προσαναπληρουσα
G4322
fulfilling
τα
G3588
the
ὑστερηματα
G5303
lack
των
G3588
[of]-the
ἁγιων
G40
[of]-consecrated-ones
αλλα
G235
but
και
G2532
and
περισσευουσα
G4052
exceeding
δια
G1223
through
πολλων
G4183
[of]-many
ευχαριστιων
G2169
[of]-thanks
τω
G3588
[to]-the
θεω
G2316
[to]-God

9:13 because they will see your support and agreement with the Gospel of the Anointed and your generous partnership with them and everyone.

δια
G1223
through
της
G3588
[of]-the
δοκιμης
G1382
[of]-proof
της
G3588
[of]-the
διακονιας
G1248
[of]-service
ταυτης
G3778
[of]-this
δοξαζοντες
G1392
honoring
τον
G3588
the
θεον
G2316
God
επι
G1909
on
τη
G3588
[to]-the
ὑποταγη
G5292
[to]-support
της
G3588
[of]-the
ὁμολογιας
G3671
[of]-acknowledgment
ὑμων
G5216
[of]-yous
εις
G1519
into
το
G3588
the
ευαγγελιον
G2098
good-news
του
G3588
[of]-the
χριστου
G5547
[of]-anointed
και
G2532
and
ἁπλοτητι
G572
[to]-simplicity
της
G3588
[of]-the
κοινωνιας
G2842
[of]-partnership
εις
G1519
into
αυτους
G846
them
και
G2532
and
εις
G1519
into
παντας
G3956
all

9:14 Out of their overflowing gratitude toward God they will pray that he will favor you, and they’ll be eager to meet you.

και
G2532
and
αυτων
G846
[of]-them
δεησει
G1162
[to]-serious-request
ὑπερ
G5228
over
ὑμων
G5216
[of]-yous
επιποθουντων
G1971
[of]-longing
ὑμας
G5209
yous
δια
G1223
through
την
G3588
the
ὑπερβαλλουσαν
G5235
transcending
χαριν
G5485
favor
του
G3588
[of]-the
θεου
G2316
[of]-God
εφ᾽
G1909
upon
ὑμιν
G5213
[to]-yous

9:15 Praise God for his indescribable gift!

χαρις
G5485
favor
δε
G1161
yet
τω
G3588
[to]-the
θεω
G2316
[to]-God
επι
G1909
on
τη
G3588
[to]-the
ανεκδιηγητω
G411
[to]-indescribable
αυτου
G846
[of]-self
δωρεα
G1431
gratuity