2 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

2 Corinthians 8:24

“Wherefore shew ye to them, and before the Churches, the proofe of your loue, & of our boasting on your behalfe.”

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Wherefore shew ye to them, and before the churches, the proof of your love, and of our boasting on your behalf.
- King James Version

Therefore openly before the churches, show them the proof of your love and of our reason for boasting about you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Show ye therefore unto them in the face of the churches the proof of your love, and of our glorying on your behalf.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Make clear then to them, as representatives of the churches, the quality of your love, and that the things which we have said about you are true.
- Basic English Bible

Shew therefore to them, before the assemblies, the proof of your love, and of our boasting about you.
- Darby Bible

Wherefore show ye to them, and before the churches, the proof of your love, and of our boasting on your behalf.
- Webster's Bible

Exhibit therefore to the Churches a proof of your love, and a justification of our boasting to these brethren about you.
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore show the proof of your love to them in front of the assemblies, and of our boasting on your behalf.
- World English Bible

Therfor schewe ye in to hem in the face of chirchis, that schewynge that is of youre charite and of oure glorie for you.
- Wycliffe Bible

the shewing therefore of your love, and of our boasting on your behalf, to them shew ye, even in the face of the assemblies.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 8:24


8:24 Before the churches - Present by their messengers.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 8:24


2Co 8:24 Wherefore shew ye to them, and before the churches. Since these are representative men, delegates of the churches, and of Christ, receive them cordially. Give proof of your love, and show that when we have boasted of your excellencies that our boasting was not empty. An ill reputation would not only reflect upon the churches, but upon Paul himself.

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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