2 Corinthians 9:5
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New International Version
So I thought it necessary to urge the brothers to visit you in advance and finish the arrangements for the generous gift you had promised. Then it will be ready as a generous gift, not as one grudgingly given.


New American Standard Bible
So I thought it necessary to urge the brethren that they would go on ahead to you and arrange beforehand your previously promised bountiful gift, so that the same would be ready as a bountiful gift and not affected by covetousness.


King James Bible
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.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore I considered it necessary to urge the brothers to go on ahead to you and arrange in advance the generous gift you promised, so that it will be ready as a gift and not as an extortion.


International Standard Version
Therefore, I thought it necessary to urge these brothers to visit you ahead of me, to make arrangements in advance for this gift you promised, and to have it ready as something given generously and not forced.


American Standard Version
I thought it necessary therefore to entreat the brethren, that they would go before unto you, and make up beforehand your aforepromised bounty, that the same might be ready as a matter of bounty, and not of extortion.


Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore I thought it necessary to desire the brethren that they would go to you before, and prepare this blessing before promised, to be ready, so as a blessing, not as covetousness.


Darby Bible Translation
I thought it necessary therefore to beg the brethren that they would come to you, and complete beforehand your fore-announced blessing, that this may be ready thus as blessing, and not as got out of you.


Young's Literal Translation
Necessary, therefore, I thought it to exhort the brethren, that they may go before to you, and may make up before your formerly announced blessing, that this be ready, as a blessing, and not as covetousness.
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Context
The Service to the Saints in Jerusalem

1For 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 has provoked very many. 3Yet have I sent the brothers, lest our boasting of you should be in vain in this behalf; that, as I said, you may be ready: 4Lest haply if they of Macedonia come with me, and find you unprepared, we (that we say not, you) should be ashamed in this same confident boasting. 5Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort the brothers, that they would go before to you, and make up beforehand your bounty, whereof you had notice before, that the same might be ready, as a matter of bounty, and not as of covetousness.
Cross References
Genesis 33:11
Take, I pray you, my blessing that is brought to you; because God has dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough. And he urged him, and he took it.


Judges 1:15
And she said to him, Give me a blessing: for you have given me a south land; give me also springs of water. And Caleb gave her the upper springs and the nether springs.


2 Corinthians 9:3
Yet have I sent the brothers, lest our boasting of you should be in vain in this behalf; that, as I said, you may be ready:


2 Corinthians 9:6
But this I say, He which sows sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which sows bountifully shall reap also bountifully.


2 Corinthians 12:17
Did I make a gain of you by any of them whom I sent to you?


Philippians 4:17
Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.


Treasury of Scripture

Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort the brothers, that they would go before to you, and make up beforehand your bounty, whereof you had notice before, that the same might be ready, as a matter of bounty, and not as of covetousness.

and make.

2 Corinthians 8:6 So that we desired Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also finish in you the same grace also.

1 Corinthians 16:2 On the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God has prospered him...

bounty. Gr. blessing.

Genesis 33:11 Take, I pray you, my blessing that is brought to you; because God has dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough...

1 Samuel 25:27 And now this blessing which your handmaid has brought to my lord, let it even be given to the young men that follow my lord.

1 Samuel 30:26 And when David came to Ziklag, he sent of the spoil to the elders of Judah, even to his friends, saying...

*marg:

2 Kings 5:15 And he returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and came, and stood before him: and he said, Behold...

whereof ye had notice before. or, which hath been so much spoken of before.

Strong's Concordance
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.
Topical Bible
Absolutely Advance Affected Aforepromised Ahead Already Amount Announced Arrange Arrangements Beforehand Beg Blessing Bountiful Bounty Brethren Brothers Cause Complete Covetousness Entreat Exaction Exhort Extorted Extortion Finish Fore-announced Formerly Generosity Generous Gift Got Greediness Grudgingly Love Making Matter Myself Necessary Notice Praise Previously Profit Promised Ready Request Seem Seemed Sure Thus Undertaken Urge Visit Whereof Willing Wise
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2 Corinthians Chapter 9 Verse 5

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NT Letters: 2 Corinthians 9:5 I thought it necessary therefore to entreat (2 Cor. 2C iiC 2Cor ii cor iicor)
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