2 Corinthians 8:13

“For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 2 Corinthians 8:13

For I meane not that other men bee eased, and you burthened:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For {this} is not for the ease of others {and} for your affliction, but by way of equality--
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For `I say' not `this' that others may be eased `and' ye distressed;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I am not saying this so that others may get off free, while the weight comes on you:
- Basic English Bible

For [it is] not in order that there may be ease for others, and for you distress,
- Darby Bible

For I mean not that other men should be eased, and you burdened:
- Webster's Bible

I do not urge you to give in order that others may have relief while you are unduly pressed,
- Weymouth Bible

For this is not that others may be eased and you distressed,
- World English Bible

And not that it be remyssioun to othere men, and to you tribulacioun;
- Wycliffe Bible

for not that for others release, and ye pressured, [do I speak,]
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for 2 Corinthians 8:13

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 8:13

8:12 A man - Every believer. Is accepted - With God. According to what he hath - And the same rule holds universally. Whoever acknowledges himself to be a vile, guilty sinner, and, in consequence of this acknowledgment, flies for refuge to the wounds of a crucified Saviour, and relies on his merits alone for salvation, may in every circumstance of life apply this indulgent declaration to himself.

8:14 That their abundance - If need should so require. May be - At another time. A supply to your want: that there may be an equality - No want on one side, no superfluity on the other. It may likewise have a further meaning: - that as the temporal bounty of the Corinthians did now supply the temporal wants of their poor brethren in Judea, so the prayers of these might be a means of bringing down many spiritual blessings on their benefactors: so that all the spiritual wants of the one might be amply supplied; all the temporal of the other.

8:15 As it is written, He that had gathered the most had nothing over; and he that had gathered the least did not lack - That is, in which that scripture is in another sense fulfilled. #Exod 16:18|

People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 8:13

2Co 8:13 [I mean] not that other men should be eased. I wish all to give according to what they have, other churches as well as you. And ye burdened. Nor do I mean to burden you that the saints at Jerusalem may be at ease.

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