The Cheerful Giver

2 Corinthians 9

6 d But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows 1 bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7 So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, e not grudgingly or of 2 necessity; for f God loves a cheerful giver. 8 g And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.

9 As it is written:
h "He has dispersed abroad,
He has given to the poor;
His righteousness endures forever." 3

10 Now 4 may He who i supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, 5 supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your j righteousness, 11 while you are enriched in everything for all liberality, k which causes thanksgiving through us to God. 12 For the administration of this service not only l supplies the needs of the saints, but also is abounding through many thanksgivings to God, 13 while, through the proof of this ministry, they m glorify God for the obedience of your confession to the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal n sharing with them and all men, 14 and by their prayer for you, who long for you because of the exceeding o grace of God in you. 15 Thanks be to God p for His indescribable gift!

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