Modern Literal Version
[2 Corinthians 8]




     8:1 Now brethren, we are making known to youĎ the grace of God which has been given in the congregations* of Macedonia; 8:2 because the abundance of their joy in much trial of affliction and according to the depth of their poverty abounded to the riches of their liberality. 8:3 I testify, because according to their power, and yet beyond their power, they gave of their own accord. 8:4They were beseeching from us, with much pleading, to help in the favor and the fellowship of the service of relief to the holy-ones; 8:5 and, not only as we had hoped, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and to us through the will of God. 8:6*That* we might encourage Titus, in order that just-as he made a beginning, so he might also complete this favor in youĎ. 8:7 But just-as youĎare abounding in everything, in faith and in word and in knowledge and in all diligence and in the love* from youĎ to us, see that* youĎ also may abound in this favor. 8:8 I do not speak according to commandment, but I am testing the genuineness of yourĎ love* through the diligence of others. 8:9 For* youĎ know the favor of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet he became-poor because of youĎ, in order that youĎ might be enriched through that poverty. 8:10 And I give my viewpoint in this; for* this is advantageous for youĎ, who were the first to make a beginning from the past-year, not only to do this, but also to will this.8:11 But now also, complete the doing of it; *that just-as there was the eagerness to wish it, so also to complete it out of what youĎ have. 8:12 For* if the eagerness lays before youĎ, according to whatever someone has, it is acceptable, not according to what he does not have. 8:13 For*I do not say that*there should berelief to others but affliction to youĎ, but from equality, yourĎ abundance in this current time is*for their lack, 8:14 in order that their abundance may also become *for yourĎ lack, *that there may become equality, 8:15 as it has been written, 'He who gathered much did not increase, and he whogathered few did not have less.' {Exo 16:18}




     8:16 But gratitude is to God, who is giving the same diligent-aid into the heart of Titus on yourĎbehalf. 8:17 Because he indeed accepted our encouragement, but being* more diligent, he went forth to youĎ of his own accord. 8:18 Now we have sent the brother together with the one whose praise in the good-news is known through all the congregations*; 8:19 and not only this, but also, having been assigned by the congregations*as our fellow traveling-associate together with this favor, which is served by us to the glory of the same Lord and to show our eagerness. 8:20We areavoiding this thing, lest anyone might blame us in the matter of this lavish donation which is served by us; 8:21 planning-for good things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men. 8:22 Now we have sent our brother together with them, whom we have proven many times being diligent in many things, but now much more diligent, by the large confidence which he hasin youĎ. 8:23 If anyone inquires in regard to Titus, whether our brethren, the ambassadors* of the congregations* (the glory of Christ)С he is my partner and my fellow worker *for youĎ. 8:24Therefore show to them, the example of yourĎ love* and of our boasting on yourĎ behalf, in the face of the congregations*.





Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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