2 Corinthians 8:3

“For to their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For to their power (I beare record) yea, and beyond their power they were willing of themselues:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For I testify that according to their ability, and beyond their ability, {they gave} of their own accord,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For according to their power, I bear witness, yea and beyond their power, `they gave' of their own accord,
- American Standard Version (1901)

For I give them witness, that as they were able, and even more than they were able, they gave from the impulse of their hearts,
- Basic English Bible

For according to [their] power, I bear witness, and beyond [their] power, [they were] willing of their own accord,
- Darby Bible

For to their power, I bear testimony, and even beyond their power, they were willing of themselves;
- Webster's Bible

For I can testify that to the utmost of their power, and even beyond their power, they have of their own free will given help.
- Weymouth Bible

For according to their power, I testify, yes and beyond their power, they gave of their own accord,
- World English Bible

For Y bere witnessyng to hem, aftir miyt and aboue miyt thei weren wilful,
- Wycliffe Bible

because, according to [their] power, I testify, and above [their] power, they were willing of themselves,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 8:3


2Co 8:3 For to [their] power . . . and beyond [their] power. It was not the greatness of their contribution, but the fact that they gave not only up to, but even beyond their ability, which made their liberality so rich. The widow who gave her mite did more than the rich men who cast in out of their abundance. Compare Mr 12:41-44 Lu 21:1-4. [They were] willing of themselves. Required no urging.

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