2 Corinthians 9:15

“Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thanks be vnto God for his vnspeakeable gift.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Praise be to God for what he has given, which words have no power to say.
- Basic English Bible

Thanks [be] to God for his unspeakable free gift.
- Darby Bible

Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift.
- Webster's Bible

Thanks be to God for His unspeakably precious gift!
- Weymouth Bible

Now thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift!
- World English Bible

Y do thankyngis to God of the yifte of hym, that may not be teld.
- Wycliffe Bible

thanks also to God for His unspeakable gift!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 9:15


9:15 His unspeakable gift - His outward and inward blessings, the number and excellence of which cannot he uttered.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 9:15


2Co 9:15 Thanks [be] unto God for his unspeakable gift. The Corinthians were asked to give; they were cited to the example of Christ (2Co 8:9); but now Paul bursts out in thanksgiving to God for his gift, which language cannot describe--Jesus Christ and his gospel. It was that gift which broken down the old enmity and bound together Jew and Gentile in love, so that Jewish Christians would pray, thank God for, and long for Gentile Christians like those that Corinth.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 9

  • Iene123
    "..... His unspeakable gift." the Holy Ghost, Acts 2:38. Jn. 15:5 - " ..... he that abideth in me and I IN HIM ..... without me ye can do nothing."
  • Joe
    Hope - I do not understand the comment "directed to the israelits not anybody else". Those in Achaia and Corinth were belivers not just Israelites. Are you making the distinction between regular tithing and simple helping those in time of need?
  • BSP
    Verse 15 talks about the indescribable or unspeakable gift that God has given us by the sacrifice of Jesus' life in our behalf.
  • I have been going through verses about tighing, it was indeed directed to the israelits not anybody else, but as you know people takes advantage of other people especially if you are lazy to read scriptures. God loves a cheerfully giver
  • Jackie Parmer Cortez
    This passage to me is a letter written in reference to an earlier promise or commitment made to gather together a gift of harvest from the congregation of the Corinthian 's Church. Interestingly enough it sounds like a reminder and a collection notice...even a little manipulation to avoid shame or embarrassment if the promise was not kept. Then he went on with exhorting, siting benefits for giving and promises for sustenance to be able to continue the work and commitments, how giving shows obedience to god and gratefulness to Him....he even added the freedom to give from the heart with out compulsion the entire letter seems to be a compulsion....reminding them to keep their word of promise , ultimately expressing that God loves a cheerful giver.... I was a little disturbed by the way the letter seemed like a nice collection note...and that that the Corinthians were used to set an example for the other churches...I don 't know about the sending of men to enforce and assist in the collection of the promised GIFT.....
  • I think that it shall be a good lesson for children to learn what is a reward of working hard and will encourage others to work hard to get good rewards and if you fail and work a little you will gets conseqences.

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