2 Corinthians 8:5

“And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gaue their owne selues to the Lord, and vnto vs, by the will of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and {this,} not as we had expected, but they first gave themselves to the Lord and to us by the will of God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and `this', not as we had hoped, but first they gave their own selves to the Lord, and to us through the will of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And going even farther than our hope, they first gave themselves to the Lord and to us after the purpose of God.
- Basic English Bible

And not according as we hoped, but they gave themselves first to the Lord, and to us by God's will.
- Darby Bible

And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and to us by the will of God:
- Webster's Bible

They not only did this, as we had expected, but first of all in obedience to God's will they gave their own selves to the Lord and to us.
- Weymouth Bible

This was not as we had hoped, but first they gave their own selves to the Lord, and to us through the will of God.
- World English Bible

And not as we hopiden, but thei yauen hem silf first to the Lord, aftirward to vs bi the wille of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

and not according as we expected, but themselves they did give first to the Lord, and to us, through the will of God,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 8:5


8:5 And not as we hoped - That is, beyond all we could hope. They gave themselves to us, by the will of God - In obedience to his will, to be wholly directed by us.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 8:5


2Co 8:5 And [this they did], not as we had hoped. The thought is that they exceeded our hope. They consecrated themselves, and hence, held that all they had was the Lord's. When church members give their own selves to the Lord, there will be no complaint that their money is withheld.

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