2 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

2 Corinthians 8:4

“Praying vs with much entreatie, that we would receiue the gift, and take vpon vs the fellowship of the ministring to the Saints.”

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Other Translations

Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift, and [take upon us] the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.
- King James Version

begging us with much urging for the favor of participation in the support of the saints,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

beseeching us with much entreaty in regard of this grace and the fellowship in the ministering to the saints:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Seriously requesting us that they might have a part in this grace of being servants to the needs of the saints:
- Basic English Bible

begging of us with much entreaty [to give effect to] the grace and fellowship of the service which [was to be rendered] to the saints.
- Darby Bible

Praying us with much entreaty, that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.
- Webster's Bible

With earnest entreaty they begged from us the favour of being allowed to share in the service now being rendered to God's people.
- Weymouth Bible

begging us with much entreaty to receive this grace and the fellowship in the service to the saints.
- World English Bible

with myche monestyng bisechynge vs the grace and the comynyng of mynystring, that is maad to hooli men.
- Wycliffe Bible

with much entreaty calling on us to receive the favour and the fellowship of the ministration to the saints,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 8:4


8:4 Praying us with much entreaty - Probably St. Paul had lovingly admonished them not to do beyond their power.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 8:4


2Co 8:4 Praying us with much intreaty. They insisted on doing more than the apostle felt that they ought to do.

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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