Modern Literal Version
[2 Corinthians 9]

     9:1 For* indeed, concerning the relief service *for the holy-ones, it is superfluous for me to write to youĎ: 9:2 for* I know yourĎ eagerness, of which I am boasting on yourĎ behalf to the Macedonians, that Achaia has been prepared from the past-year, and the zeal from youĎ has stimulated most of them.9:3 But I have sent the brethren, in order that our boasting on yourĎbehalf may not be made void in this respect; in order that, just-as I was saying, youĎ may be prepared; 9:4 lest, if some Macedonians come together with me and might find youĎ unprepared, we (that* we should not say, youĎ) should be ashamed in this firmness of boasting. 9:5 Therefore I deemed it necessary to encourage the brethren, in order that they should go beforehand to youĎ, and should prearrange the bounty {Or: blessing; and following verses} youĎ have proclaimed beforehand. This is to be ready, as a bounty and not as something from greed. 9:6 But I say this,He who is sowing sparingly will also be reaping sparingly, and he who is sowing upon hisbounties will also be reaping upon his bounties. 9:7Let each man give just-as he proposes in his heart; not out of sorrow or out of necessity {Or maybe: compulsion}; for* God loves* a joyful giver.9:8 Now God is able to make abound all grace toward youĎ; in order that having all self-sufficiency in everything, youĎ should always abound to every good work; 9:9 as it has been written, 'He has scattered them, he has given to the poor; his righteousness remains forever.'{Psa 112:9}9:10 Now he who is supplying seed to the sower and bread *for food, may supply and may multiply yourĎ seed and may cause the growth of the fruits of yourĎ righteousness. 9:11 YouĎ are enriched in everything to all liberality, which is working through us thanksgiving to God. 9:12Because the service of this ministry* not only is replenishing the things lacking of the holy-ones, but is also abounding through many thanksgivings to God; 9:13because through the trial of youĎfrom this service they are glorifying God upon the subjection of yourĎ confession toward the good-news of the Christ and at the liberality of yourĎ generosity toward them and toward all; 9:14and in their supplication on yourĎ behalf, a longing-for youĎ because of the surpassing grace of God upon youĎ. 9:15 But gratitude is to God for his indescribable gift.

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