“Wherefore shew ye to them, and before the churches, the proof of your love, and of our boasting on your behalf.”
King James Version (KJV)
8:24 Before the churches - Present by their messengers.
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.