Moreover,G1161 brothers,G80 we doG1107 you to witG1107 of the graceG5485 of GodG2316 bestowedG1325 onG1722 the churchesG1577 of Macedonia;G3109
How that in a greatG4183 trialG1382 of afflictionG2347 the abundanceG4050 of their joyG5479 and their deepG899 povertyG4432 aboundedG4052 to the richesG4149 of their liberality.G572
For to their power,G1411 I bearG3140 record,G3140 yes, and beyondG5228 their powerG1411 they were willingG830 of themselves;G830
PrayingG1189 us with muchG4183 entreatyG3874 that we would receiveG1209 the gift,G5485 and take on us the fellowshipG2842 of the ministeringG1248 to the saints.G40
And this they did, not as we hoped,G1679 but firstG4412 gaveG1325 their own selvesG1438 to the Lord,G2962 and to us by the willG2307 of God.G2316
SoG1519 that we desiredG3870 Titus,G5103 that as he had begun,G4278 soG3779 he would alsoG2532 finishG2005 in you the sameG846 graceG5485 also.G2532
Therefore,G235 as you aboundG4052 in everyG3956 thing, in faith,G4102 and utterance,G3056 and knowledge,G1108 and in allG3956 diligence,G4710 and in yourG5209 loveG26 to us, see that you aboundG4052 in thisG5124 graceG5485 also.G2532
I speakG3004 not by commandment,G2003 but by occasionG1223 of the forwardnessG4710 of others,G2087 and to proveG1381 the sincerityG1103 of yourG5212 love.G26
For you knowG1097 the graceG5485 of our LordG2962 JesusG2424 Christ,G5547 that, though he was rich,G4145 yet for yourG5216 sakes he becameG4433 poor,G4433 that you through his povertyG4432 might be rich.G4147
And hereinG1722 G5129 I giveG1325 my advice:G1106 for thisG5124 is expedientG4851 for you, whoG3748 have begunG4278 before,G4278 not onlyG3440 to do,G4160 but alsoG2532 to be forwardG2309 a yearG4070 ago.G575
NowG3570 thereforeG2532 performG2005 the doingG4160 of it; that as there was a readinessG4288 to will,G2309 soG3779 there may be a performanceG2005 alsoG2532 out of that which you have.G2192
For ifG1487 there be firstG4295 a willingG4288 mind,G4288 it is acceptedG2144 accordingG2526 to that a manG5100 has,G2192 and not accordingG2526 to that he hasG2192 not.
For I mean not that otherG243 men be eased,G425 and you burdened:G2347
But by an equality,G2471 that nowG3568 atG1722 thisG3588 G3568 timeG2540 yourG5216 abundanceG4051 may be a supply for their want,G5303 that their abundanceG4051 alsoG2532 may be a supply for yourG5216 want:G5303 that there may be equality:G2471
As it is written,G1125 He that had gathered muchG4183 had nothingG3756 over;G4121 and he that had gathered littleG3641 had noG3756 lack.G1641
But thanksG5485 be to God,G2316 whichG3588 putG1325 the sameG846 earnestG4710 careG4710 intoG1722 the heartG2588 of TitusG5103 for you.
For indeedG3303 he acceptedG1209 the exhortation;G3874 but beingG5225 moreG4707 forward,G4707 of his ownG830 accordG830 he wentG1831 to you.
And we have sentG4842 with him the brother,G80 whoseG3739 praiseG1868 is in the gospelG2098 throughoutG1223 allG3956 the churches;G1577
And not that only,G3440 but who was alsoG2532 chosenG5500 of the churchesG1577 to travelG4898 with us with thisG5124 grace,G5485 whichG3588 is administeredG1247 by us to the gloryG1391 of the sameG3778 Lord,G2962 and declaration of yourG5216 readyG4288 mind:G4288
AvoidingG4724 this,G5124 that noG3361 manG5100 should blameG3469 us in thisG5026 abundanceG100 whichG3588 is administeredG1247 by us:
ProvidingG4306 for honestG2570 things, not onlyG3440 in the sightG1799 of the Lord,G2962 but alsoG2532 in the sightG1799 of men.G444
And we have sentG4842 with them our brother,G80 whomG3739 we have oftentimesG4178 provedG1381 diligentG4705 in manyG4183 things, but nowG3570 muchG4183 moreG4707 diligent,G4707 on the greatG4183 confidenceG4006 whichG3588 I have in you.
WhetherG1535 any do inquire of Titus,G5103 he is my partnerG2844 and fellow helperG4904 concerningG1519 you: orG1535 our brothersG80 be inquired of, they are the messengersG652 of the churches,G1577 and the gloryG1391 of Christ.G5547
WhyG3767 showG1731 you to them, and beforeG1519 G4383 the churches,G1577 the proofG1732 of yourG5216 love,G26 and of our boastingG2746 onG5228 yourG5216 behalf.G5228