King James Version2 Corinthians9

2 Corinthians

1 For as touch­ing the min­is­ter­ing to the saints, it is su­per­flu­ous for me to write to you: 2 For I know the for­ward­ness of your mind, for which I boast of you to them of Mace­do­nia, that Acha­ia was ready a year ago; and your zeal hath pro­voked very many. 3 Yet have I sent the brethren, lest our boast­ing of you should be in vain in this be­half; that, as I said, ye may be ready: 4 Lest hap­ly if they of Mace­do­nia come with me, and find you un­pre­pared, we (that we say not, ye) should be ashamed in this same con­fi­dent boast­ing. 5 There­fore I thought it nec­es­sary to ex­hort the brethren, that they would go be­fore unto you, and make up be­fore­hand your boun­ty, where­of ye had no­tice be­fore, that the same might be ready, as a mat­ter of boun­ty, and not as of cov­etous­ness. 6 But this I say, He which soweth spar­ing­ly shall reap also spar­ing­ly; and he which soweth boun­ti­ful­ly shall reap also boun­ti­ful­ly. 7 Ev­ery man ac­cord­ing as he pur­poseth in his heart, ­so let him give; not grudg­ing­ly, or of ne­ces­si­ty: for God loveth a cheer­ful giv­er. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound to­ward you; that ye, al­ways hav­ing all suf­fi­cien­cy in all things, may abound to ev­ery good work: 9 (As it is writ­ten, He hath dis­persed abroad; he hath giv­en to the poor: his righ­teous­ness re­maineth for ev­er. 10 Now he that min­is­tereth seed to the sow­er both min­is­ter bread for your food, and mul­ti­ply your seed sown, and in­crease the fruits of your righ­teous­ness;) 11 Be­ing en­riched in ev­ery thing to all boun­ti­ful­ness, which causeth through us thanks­giv­ing to God. 12 For the ad­min­is­tra­tion of this ser­vice not only sup­pli­eth the want of the saints, but is abun­dant also by many thanks­giv­ings unto God; 13 Whiles by the ex­per­i­ment of this min­is­tra­tion they glo­ri­fy God for your pro­fessed sub­jec­tion unto the gospel of Christ, and for your lib­er­al dis­tri­bu­tion unto them, and unto all men; 14 And by their prayer for you, which long af­ter you for the ex­ceed­ing grace of God in you. 15 Thanks be unto God for his un­speak­able gift.