2 Corinthians 8:9

“For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For yee know the grace of our Lord Iesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poore, that yee through his pouertie might be rich.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might become rich.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For you see the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, how though he had wealth, he became poor on your account, so that through his need you might have wealth.
- Basic English Bible

For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that for your sakes he, being rich, became poor, in order that *ye* by *his* poverty might be enriched.
- Darby Bible

For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.
- Webster's Bible

For you know the condescending goodness of our Lord Jesus Christ--how for your sakes He became poor, though He was rich, in order that you through His poverty might grow rich.
- Weymouth Bible

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that you through his poverty might become rich.
- World English Bible

And ye witen the grace of oure Lord Jhesu Crist, for he was maad nedi for you, whanne he was riche, that ye schulden be maad riche bi his nedynesse.
- Wycliffe Bible

for ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that because of you he became poor -- being rich, that ye by that poverty may become rich.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 8:9


8:9 For ye know - And this knowledge is the true source of love. The grace - The most sincere, most free, and most abundant love. He became poor - In becoming man, in all his life; in his death. Rich - In the favour and image of God.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 8:9


2Co 8:9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. This is the chiefest of motives to giving. Though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor. Our Lord gave up all for us. He became poor that we might be rich in heavenly riches. If he gave himself for us, what shall we give for him? Compare Php 2:7. Christ parted with riches and took poverty; with glory and took humiliation; with bliss and took suffering, all for our sakes. The passage compares Christ's pre-existent state with that he had on earth.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 8:9

  • Folasade Olajuyin for verse 9
    Christ so genearous to me. He took my shame, my being dragged in the mud.he took my personality for his, he gave me his own self.I can be seen as jesus is
  • Jesus is the opposite. Of every bad thing in my life
  • Billcody for verse 9
    Christians are the most expensive people in this world
  • Mambo Mugumbate for verse 9
    I am proud of my Lord Jesus Christ, for He took away spiritual poverty from me. The richness of this world is a bonus for my acceptance of him Jesus .Oh yes, yes i am both spiritually and materially rich because he was made poor in both spheres for me.
  • its a very touchy verse...it shows nd confirms tht the Lord really loves us
  • Isaac Ogbotor for verse 9
    For I know that I will never be broke a single day of my life because Christ went broke for my sake, this knowledge automatically makes me to prosper and walk in wealth everyday of my life!!!

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