1For as touching the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous (more than necessary or wanted) for me to write to you:
2For I know the forwardness (being eager; zealous; ready; being inclined to do something) of your mind, for which I boast of you to them of Macedonia [extended land], that Achaia [trouble] was ready a year ago; and your zeal has provoked very many.
3Yet have I sent the brethren, lest our boasting of you should be in vain in this behalf; that, as I said, you2f may be ready:
4Lest perhaps (maybe) if they of Macedonia [extended land] come with me, and find you unprepared, we (that we say not, you2f) should be ashamed in this same confident boasting.
5Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort the brethren, that they would go before unto you, and make up beforehand your bounty, whereof you2f had notice before, that the same might be ready, as [a matter of] bounty, and not as [of] covetousness.
6But this [I say], He which sows sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which sows bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
7Every man according as he purposes in his heart, [so let him give]; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God-The Father loves a cheerful giver.
8And God-The Father [is] able to make all grace abound toward you; that you2f, always having all sufficiency in all [things], may abound to every good work:
9(As it is written, He has dispersed abroad; he has given to the poor: his righteousness remains forever.
10Now he that ministers seed to the sower both minister bread for [your] food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;)
11Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causes through us thanksgiving to God-The Father.
12For the administration of this service not only supplies the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God-The Father;
13Whiles by the experiment of this ministration (service; ministry) they glorify God-The Father for your professed subjection unto the Gospel (joyful message) of Moshiach [Messiah], and for [your] liberal distribution unto them, and unto all [men];
14And by their prayer for you, which long after you for the exceeding grace of God-The Father in you.
15Thanks [be] unto God-The Father for his unspeakable gift.