2 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

2 Corinthians 8:21

“Prouiding for honest things, not onely in the sight of the Lord, but in the sight of men.”

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Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.
- King James Version

for we have regard for what is honorable, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for we take thought for things honorable, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the business has been so ordered by us as to have the approval, not only of the Lord, but of men.
- Basic English Bible

for we provide for things honest, not only before [the] Lord, but also before men.
- Darby Bible

Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.
- Webster's Bible

For we seek not only God's approval of our integrity, but man's also.
- Weymouth Bible

Having regard for honorable things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.
- World English Bible

For we purueyen good thingis, not onely bifor God, but also bifor alle men.
- Wycliffe Bible

providing right things, not only before the Lord, but also before men;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 8:21


2Co 8:21 Providing for honest things. Paul was careful to provide what was honest, in the sight of the Lord, for his conscience' sake, and in the sight of men for his work's sake.

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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