Chapter Corinthians 9
For as touching the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous
for me to write to you:
2For 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.
3Yet 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:
4Lest haply if they of Macedonia come with me, and find
you unprepared, we (that we say not, ye) should be ashamed in this same
5Therefore 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.
6But this I
say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which
soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
7Every man according as
he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of
necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
8And 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
10Now 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;)
11Being enriched in every thing to all
bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.
administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but
is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God;
13Whiles by the
experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed
subjection into the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal
distribution unto them, and unto all men;
14And by their prayer
for you, which long after you for the exceeding grace of God in you.
15Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.