2 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

2 Corinthians 8:17

“For indeed he accepted the exhortation, but being more forward, of his owne accord he went vnto you.”

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Other Translations

For indeed he accepted the exhortation; but being more forward, of his own accord he went unto you.
- King James Version

For he not only accepted our appeal, but being himself very earnest, he has gone to you of his own accord.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For he accepted indeed our exhortation; but being himself very earnest, he went forth unto you of his own accord.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For while he gladly gave ear to our request, he was interested enough to go to you from the impulse of his heart.
- Basic English Bible

For he received indeed the entreaty, but, being full of zeal, he went of his own accord to you;
- Darby Bible

For indeed he accepted the exhortation; but being more forward, of his own accord he went to you.
- Webster's Bible

for Titus welcomed our request, and, being thoroughly in earnest, comes to you of his own free will.
- Weymouth Bible

For he indeed accepted our exhortation, but being himself very earnest, he went out to you of his own accord.
- World English Bible

for he resseyuede exortacioun; but whanne he was bisier, bi his wille he wente forth to you.
- Wycliffe Bible

because indeed the exhortation he accepted, and being more diligent, of his own accord he went forth unto you,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 8:17


8:17 Being more forward - Than to need it, though he received it well.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 8:17


2Co 8:17 For indeed he accepted the exhortation. Readily accepted the work when Paul suggested it; nay more, of his own accord he went unto you, he desired and chose it.

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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