2 Corinthians 8:2

“How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

How that in a great trial of affliction, the abundance of their ioy, and their deepe pouertie, abounded vnto the riches of their liberalitie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

that in a great ordeal of affliction their abundance of joy and their deep poverty overflowed in the wealth of their liberality.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

how that in much proof of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.
- American Standard Version (1901)

How while they were undergoing every sort of trouble, and were in the greatest need, they took all the greater joy in being able to give freely to the needs of others.
- Basic English Bible

that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty has abounded to the riches of their [free-hearted] liberality.
- Darby Bible

That in a great trial of affliction, the abundance of their joy, and their deep poverty, abounded to the riches of their liberality.
- Webster's Bible

how, while passing through great trouble, their boundless joy even amid their deep poverty has overflowed to increase their generous liberality.
- Weymouth Bible

how that in much proof of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded to the riches of their liberality.
- World English Bible

that in myche asaiyng of tribulacioun, the plente of the ioye of hem was, and the hiyeste pouert of hem was plenteuouse `in to the richessis of the symplenesse of hem.
- Wycliffe Bible

because in much trial of tribulation the abundance of their joy, and their deep poverty, did abound to the riches of their liberality;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 8:2


8:2 In a great trial of affliction - Being continually persecuted, harassed, and plundered.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 8:2


2Co 8:2 That in a great trial of affliction. The language seems to imply persecution. This might have been an excuse for not giving, if they had sought one. See Ac 17:6 1Th 2:14. The abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded. But, still, their joy in the gospel and their poverty combined so that they contributed with great liberality.

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