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2 Corinthians 9

 

 

Introduction
1He yields the reason why, though he knew their forwardness, yet he sent Titus and his brethren beforehand.
6And he proceeds in stirring them up to a bountiful alms, as being but a kind of sowing of seed,
10which shall return a great increase to them,
13and occasion a great sacrifice of thanksgivings unto God.

Verse 1
For as touching the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you:
touching
Genesis 27:42; 1 Samuel 20:23; 2 Kings 22:18; Job 37:23; Psalms 45:1; Matthew 22:31; Romans 11:28; Philippians 3:5,6
the ministering
12-14; 8:4-15; Galatians 2:10; 6:10
it is
1 Thessalonians 4:9,10; 5:1; 1 John 2:27

Verse 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.
the forwardness
8:8,10,19; 1 Thessalonians 1:7
I boast
8:24
that
1:1; 8:10; 1 Corinthians 16:15
provoked
8:8; Hebrews 10:24

Verse 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:
have
4; 7:14; 8:6,17-24
ye may
5; 1 Corinthians 16:1-4; Titus 3:1

Verse 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.
they
2; 8:1-5
be ashamed
8:24; 11:17

Verse 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.
and make
8:6; 1 Corinthians 16:2
bounty
Gr. blessing.
Genesis 33:11; 1 Samuel 25:27; 30:26; *marg:; 2 Kings 5:15
whereof ye had notice before
or, which hath been so much spoken of before.

Verse 6
But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
I say
1 Corinthians 1:12; 7:29; 15:20; Galatians 3:17; 5:16; Ephesians 4:17; Colossians 2:4
He which soweth sparingly
10; Psalms 41:1-3; Proverbs 11:18,24; 19:17; 22:9; Ecclesiastes 11:1,6; Luke 6:38; Luke 19:16-26; Galatians 6:7-9; Hebrews 6:10

Verse 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.
not
Deuteronomy 15:7-11,14; Proverbs 23:6-8; Isaiah 32:5,8; James 5:9; 1 Peter 4:9
God
8:12; Exodus 25:2; 35:5; 1 Chronicles 29:17; Proverbs 11:25; 22:9; Acts 20:35; Romans 12:8

Verse 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:
God
2 Chronicles 25:9; Psalms 84:11; Proverbs 3:9; 10:22; 11:24; 28:27; Haggai 2:8; Malachi 3:10; Philippians 4:18
all grace
8:19; 1 Peter 4:10
always
11; 1 Chronicles 29:12-14
may
8:2,7; Acts 9:36; 1 Corinthians 15:58; Ephesians 2:10; Colossians 1:10; 2 Thessalonians 2:17; 2 Timothy 3:17; Titus 2:14; 3:8,14

Verse 9
(As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever.
He hath dispersed
Psalms 112:9
his
Psalms 112:3; Proverbs 8:18; 21:21; Isaiah 51:8; 1 Corinthians 13:13; Galatians 5:5,6

Verse 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;)
he
Genesis 1:11,12; 47:19,23,24; Isaiah 55:10
multiply
6; Proverbs 11:18; Ecclesiastes 11:6; Philippians 4:17
increase
Hosea 10:12; Matthew 6:1; Ephesians 5:9; Philippians 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 3:12; 4:10

Verse 11
Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.
enriched
8:2,3; 1 Chronicles 29:12-14; 2 Chronicles 31:10; Proverbs 3:9,10; Malachi 3:10,11; 1 Timothy 6:17,18
bountifulness
or, liberality. Gr. simplicity.
8:2; *Gr:; Romans 12:8
which
12; 1:11; 4:15; 8:16,19

Verse 12
For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God;
the administration
1; 8:4
only
8:14,15; Philippians 2:25; 4:18,19; Philemon 1:4-7; James 2:14-16; 1 John 3:17

Verse 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;
they
Psalms 50:23; Matthew 5:16; John 15:8; Acts 4:21; 11:18; 21:19,20; Galatians 1:24; 1 Peter 2:9; 4:11
professed
10:5; Luke 6:46; Romans 10:16; 16:26; Hebrews 5:9
and for
Hebrews 13:16

Verse 14
And by their prayer for you, which long after you for the exceeding grace of God in you.
by
1:11; Ezra 6:8-10; Psalms 41:1,2; Proverbs 11:26; Luke 16:9; Philippians 4:18,19; 2 Timothy 1:16-18
long
2 Samuel 13:29; Romans 1:11; Philippians 1:8; 2:26; 4:1
the exceeding
8:1,6,7; 1 Corinthians 1:4,5; 1 Timothy 1:14

Verse 15
Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.
Thanks
11; 2:14; 1 Chronicles 16:8,35; Psalms 30:4,12; 92:1; Luke 2:14,38; 1 Corinthians 15:57; Ephesians 5:20; James 1:17; Revelation 4:9
his
Isaiah 9:6; 49:6; John 1:16; 3:16; Romans 6:23; 8:32; 1 John 4:9,10; 5:11,12

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Corinthians 9:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-corinthians-9.html.


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