2 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

2 Corinthians 8:6

“In so much that wee desired Titus, that as he had begun, so hee would also finish in you, the same grace also.”

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Insomuch that we desired Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also finish in you the same grace also.
- King James Version

So we urged Titus that as he had previously made a beginning, so he would also complete in you this gracious work as well.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Insomuch that we exhorted Titus, that as he made a beginning before, so he would also complete in you this grace also.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So that we made a request to Titus that, as he had made a start before, so he might make this grace complete in you.
- Basic English Bible

So that we begged Titus that, according as he had before begun, so he would also complete as to you this grace also;
- Darby Bible

So that we desired Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also finish in you the same grace also.
- Webster's Bible

This led us to urge Titus that, as he had previously been the one who commenced the work, so he should now go and complete among you this act of beneficence also.
- Weymouth Bible

So we urged Titus, that as he made a beginning before, so he would also complete in you this grace.
- World English Bible

So that we preyeden Tite, that as he bigan, so also he performe in you this grace.
- Wycliffe Bible

so that we exhorted Titus, that, according as he did begin before, so also he may finish to you also this favour,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 8:6


8:6 As he had begun - When he was with you before.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 8:6


2Co 8:6 We desired Titus, that as he had begun. This faithful fellow laborer of Paul, when he had gone to Corinth when Paul's first epistle was sent, had begun the collection which it commanded in 1Co 16:1. So he would also finish in you. Now Paul directs that Titus return and complete the collection before the arrival of Paul (Ac 20:1-3). The same grace also. The grace of giving.

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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