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

  • A disciple
    '...touching the ministering to the saints," I want to hammer on something again, that is apparently completely unknown or despised by many Churches. If you're wondering why I "hammer" on the Churches; its because they are hugely responsible for the great falling away of many and the overflowing of all bounds and restraint in the world today! TITHINGS AND OFFERINGS ARE FOR THE NEEDS OF THE SAINTS!
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Eternal truths- He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
  • A disciple
    Mahlon; The Glad Tidings of God and our salvation in Christ has NOTHING to do with Tithing! Have you ever read what Jesus said about false teachers and false prophets "Making Merchandise" of us? A Man of God would more likely go to work and earn his own living, and not say a thing about money; than to give appearance of covetousness. Beware of connecting money with the word of God being preached!
  • Mahlon
    Tithing is a Faith Message begins with Abraham not with Jacob. Just because Jacob didn't is not an excuse for us not to do it Malachi teachers the word about tithing. God bless you today
  • Brianna vs. 7
    The Bible definitely encourages the act of gift giving and to be generous with such. I know many people apply this scripture to tithes, but when you read the full chapter it goes beyond that. Paul encouraged Christians here to be generous towards those who renounced material possession to assist people spiritually, and also to be generous towards a "relief" ministry.
  • Steven
    Does Gen 14 establish prelaw tithing as a doctrine? Abraham tithed the spoils of war. And then gave the other 90% back to the King of Sodom. Not according to Numbers 31: 27-30 7 Gen 28 Jacob vowed to tithe but never did so how does that establish tithing as a doctrine. 2CORN 9:7 Necessity: imposed either by the circumstances, or by law of duty regarding to one's advantage, custom, argument.

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