2 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

2 Corinthians 8:1

“Moreouer, brethren, wee do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the Churches of Macedonia,”

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Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia;
- King James Version

Now, brethren, we {wish to} make known to you the grace of God which has been given in the churches of Macedonia,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Moreover, brethren, we make known to you the grace of God which hath been given in the churches of Macedonia;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And now we give you news, brothers, about the grace of God which has been given to the churches of Macedonia;
- Basic English Bible

But we make known to you, brethren, the grace of God bestowed in the assemblies of Macedonia;
- Darby Bible

Moreover, brethren, we make known to you the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia;
- Webster's Bible

But we desire to let you know, brethren, of the grace of God which has been bestowed on the Churches of Macedonia;
- Weymouth Bible

Moreover, brothers, we make known to you the grace of God which has been given in the assemblies of Macedonia;
- World English Bible

But, britheren, we maken knowun to you the grace of God, that is youun in the chirchis of Macedonye,
- Wycliffe Bible

And we make known to you, brethren, the grace of God, that hath been given in the assemblies of Macedonia,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 8:1


8:1 We declare to you the grace of God - Which evidently appeared by this happy effect.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 8:1


2Co 8:1 The Grace of Giving SUMMARY OF II CORINTHIANS 8: The Liberality of the Macedonian Brethren. Exhortation to the Corinthians to Abound in the Same Grace. The Example of Christ. The Spiritual Blessing of Liberal Giving. Titus and Another Brother Sent to Corinth to Aid and Encourage. Them. We do you to wit of the grace of God. "We make known to you the grace of God" (Revised Version). Paul now introduces the great collection of which he spoke in 1Co 16:1 Ro 15:26. See also Ac 11:29 24:17. It had always been the custom of the Jews in foreign lands to send up to Jerusalem contributions for the temple treasury, but Paul urges the contributions for God's spiritual temple, the poor saints. The mother church was in need and the abundance of the saints elsewhere was to be her supply. The cause of the destitution of the Jerusalem Christians is easily found in the times. Famine had stricken the land, this had been followed by the troubles and unsettled state of affairs which were leading to the Jewish war. The uneasiness of the public mind, as well as the tumults, disturbed business and labor. The result would necessarily be close times and destitution. The lessons of this great collection is that distance does not diminish the claims of suffering brethren for help. Churches of Macedonia. The Roman province of Macedonia embraced all Grecian countries north of the province of Achaia. The churches of Philippi, Thessalonians, and Berea, founded by Paul, and probably many others, were in this province.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 8

  • Brianna vs. 4-11
    While many religions focus on an external ministry, Paul reminded us of the need of an internal ministry. This can be a caring of those taking the lead among us, but also our fellow brothers and sisters. ( Vs. 6) We are not asked to give beyond our means, but to whatever we can reasonably give. So, continue the generous spirit, but never be pressured to give beyond what you can.
  • Ivy Johnson
    Appeal made for the poor and needy Saints in Jerusalem: Paul encourages people at Corinth give liberally. Corinthians Christians abounded in many things: other graces: had example of Christ’s giving, encouraging give unselfishly: Macedonian churches been generous:Titus to Corinth: collection. Paul recommends him and his companions: God will bless them for giving: and it will give glory to God!
  • Hazel Carty
    Thank you Lord,I love you for I know that your Grace is sufficient for me
  • Steve morrow
    2CORINTHIANS8:7therefore as you abound in everything in faith and utterance and knowledge and in all diligence and in your love to us see that you abound in thisgrace also8:13for I mean not that other men be eased and you burdened8:14but by an equality that now at this timeyour abundance may be a supply for their want that their abundancealso may be a supply for your want that theremay be equality
  • Ann
    Vicki, another meaning would be: we do you to wit (to know) of the grace of God. Amen
  • A disciple
    Wit means know or knowledge; like in the saying, At my wits end. A more clear translation would read: "But, brethren, we make known to you the grace of God..." (Wycliffe Bible)

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