2 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

2 Corinthians 8:10

“And herein I giue my aduice, for this is expedient for you, who haue begun before, not onely to doe, but also to be forward a yeere agoe.”

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Other Translations

And herein I give [my] advice: for this is expedient for you, who have begun before, not only to do, but also to be forward a year ago.
- King James Version

I give {my} opinion in this matter, for this is to your advantage, who were the first to begin a year ago not only to do {this,} but also to desire {to do it.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And herein I give `my' judgment: for this is expedient for you, who were the first to make a beginning a year ago, not only to do, but also to will.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And in this I give my opinion: for it is to your profit, who were the first to make a start a year before, not only to do this, but to make clear that your minds were more than ready to do it.
- Basic English Bible

And I give [my] opinion in this, for this is profitable for you who began before, not only to do, but also to be willing, a year ago.
- Darby Bible

And in this I give my advice: for this is expedient for you, who have begun before, not only to do, but also to be forward a year ago.
- Webster's Bible

But in this matter I give you an opinion; for my doing this helps forward your own intentions, seeing that not only have you begun operations, but a year ago you already had the desire to do so.
- Weymouth Bible

I give a judgment in this: for this is expedient for you, who were the first to start a year ago, not only to do, but also to be willing.
- World English Bible

And Y yyue counsel in this thing; for this is profitable to you, that not oneli han bigunne to do, but also ye bigunnen to haue wille fro the formere yere.
- Wycliffe Bible

and an opinion in this do I give: for this to you [is] expedient, who not only to do, but also to will, did begin before -- a year ago,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 8:10


2Co 8:10 Herein I give [my] advice. Not a "commandment" (2Co 8:8), but advice. For this is expedient for you. That is, that it is expedient to complete the work begun "a year ago", or as we would say, "last year".

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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