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7Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

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7. according as he purposeth in his heart—Let the full consent of the free will go with the gift [Alford]. Opposed to "of necessity," as "grudgingly" is opposed to "a cheerful giver" (Pr 22:9; 11:25; Isa 32:8).