2 Corinthians

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2 Corinthians 8:15

“As it is written, Hee that had gathered much, had nothing ouer, and hee that had gathered little, had no lacke.”

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As it is written, He that [had gathered] much had nothing over; and he that [had gathered] little had no lack.
- King James Version

as it is written, "HE WHO {gathered} MUCH DID NOT HAVE TOO MUCH, AND HE WHO {gathered} LITTLE HAD NO LACK."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

as it is written, He that `gathered' much had nothing over; and he that `gathered' little had no lack.
- American Standard Version (1901)

As it says in the Writings, He who had taken up much had nothing over and he who had little had enough.
- Basic English Bible

According as it is written, He who [gathered] much had no excess, and he who [gathered] little was nothing short.
- Darby Bible

As it is written, He that had gathered much had nothing over; and he that had gathered little had no want.
- Webster's Bible

Even as it is written, "He who gathered much had not too much, and he who gathered little had not too little."
- Weymouth Bible

As it is written, "He who gathered much had nothing left over, and he who gathered little had no lack."
- World English Bible

He that gaderide myche, was not encresid, and he that gaderide litil, hadde not lesse.
- Wycliffe Bible

according as it hath been written, `He who [did gather] much, had nothing over; and he who [did gather] little, had no lack.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 8:15


8:15 As it is written, He that had gathered the most had nothing over; and he that had gathered the least did not lack - That is, in which that scripture is in another sense fulfilled. #Exod 16:18|


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 8:15


2Co 8:15 As it is written. In Ex 16:18. He that [had gathered] much had nothing over, etc. When the manna fell, whatever each individual gathered, there was found to be, on measuring, "an omer to a man" (Ex 16:16). So brotherly love is to effect such a distribution that no saint will be in want, and none have what is superfluous.

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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