2 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

2 Corinthians 8:20

“Auoyding this, that no man should blame vs in this aboundance which is administred by vs.”

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Avoiding this, that no man should blame us in this abundance which is administered by us:
- King James Version

taking precaution so that no one will discredit us in our administration of this generous gift;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Avoiding this, that any man should blame us in `the matter of' this bounty which is ministered by us:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And so that no man might be able to say anything against us in the business of this giving which has been put into our hands:
- Basic English Bible

avoiding this, that any one should blame us in this abundance [which is] administered by us;
- Darby Bible

Avoiding this, that no man should blame us in this abundance which is administered by us:
- Webster's Bible

For against one thing we are on our guard--I mean against blame being thrown upon us in respect to these large and liberal contributions which are under our charge.
- Weymouth Bible

We are avoiding this, that any man should blame us concerning this abundance which is administered by us.
- World English Bible

eschewynge this thing, that no man blame vs in this plente, that is mynystrid of vs to the glorye of the Lord.
- Wycliffe Bible

avoiding this, lest any one may blame us in this abundance that is ministered by us,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 8:20


2Co 8:20 That no man should blame us in this abundance which is administered by us. There were evil-minded persons who might charge that the apostle had used the gifts of his own advantage unless the messengers could report just how the funds were used.

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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