Give just as well as you have done the other things. faith of miracles, but that which is peculiar to God's elect, is your love to us—literally, "love from you (that is, on your part) in us" (that is, which has us for its object; which is felt in the case of us). rewarded with a reward of grace; persons eminent for the several 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. 2 Corinthians 8.7-end. not only desired, but expected from them, that they should abound the gift of his grace and the work of his Spirit, which has 2 In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. [⇑ See verse text ⇑] Paul is asking the Corinthians to follow through on a commitment they had previously made. 5 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. 2 Corinthians 2… 7 Since you excel in so many ways—in your faith, your gifted speakers, your knowledge, your enthusiasm, and your love from us # 8:7 Some manuscripts read your love for us. Paul’s introductory greeting Comfort from ... g65 3/8 7. Baeumlein, Partik. 1. This is another argument exciting to that good work. They understand … Baeumlein, Partik. It teaches us that giving should be regular, planned, proportional, and private (1 Corinthians 16:1-4) and that it must be generous, freely given, and cheerful (2 Corinthians 9). 2 Cor 6:3). The instructions in 1 Corinthians 16:1-4 imply that the church has raised questions about how to collect their contribution. Proud member in the exercise of beneficence to the poor. 1 And now, brothers and sisters, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches. Paul is trying to encourage Corinth’s Christians to give generously, to help the poor Christians in Judea. Paul’s directions in that letter suggest that the Corinthians are eager to participate. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. insomuch that they were enriched in everything, and wanted 2 Corinthians 8:7 "Therefore, as ye abound in every [thing, in] faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and [in] all diligence, and [in] your love to us, [see] that ye abound in this grace also." Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. This is another 2 Corinthians 8:7 Context. Their trust in God (faith) is extremely strong. 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 New King James Version (NKJV). The Living Bible copyright © … of it; and in the grace of faith, not an historical one, nor the 1. p. 15. 6 Insomuch that we desired Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also finish in you the same grace also. He willingly left the riches and safety of heaven to come to earth as a man and die for … iv. which many in this church had; or the gift; of understanding and We would see our need to excel in these areas as very important and rightly so. Giving Proves Love (8:7-8) Further, points out that our giving proves our love for God. This project was a passion of the apostle’s, and he promoted it vigorously in his churches (1 Cor. 8 I am not commanding you, but I want to test the sincerity of your love by comparing it with the earnestness of others. Moreover, brethren, we make known to you the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia: that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded in the riches of their liberality. explaining the word of God with much freedom; or a liberty of 2 Corinthians 8:7 7 But since you excel in everything p —in faith, in speech, in knowledge, q in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you a —see that you also excel in this grace of giving. ingenuous confession of it to others: in knowledge; As we noted in the introduction, 2 Corinthians 8 and 9 form a separate section of Paul’s letter in which he addresses the topic of the collection for the churches in Judea. 2 Corinthiens 8:7 French: Martin (1744) C'est pourquoi comme vous abondez en toutes choses, en foi, en parole, en connaissance, en toute diligence, et en la charité que vous avez pour nous, faites que vous abondiez aussi en cette grâce. 2 Corinthians 8 English Standard Version (ESV) Encouragement to Give Generously. Paul is trying to encourage Corinth’s Christians to give generously, to help the poor Christians in Judea. 16:1–3). And in all diligence - Diligence or readiness in the discharge of every duty. We never dreamed the program would go for more than six months. the apostles and ministers of the word, whom they loved, Commentary on 2 Corinthians 8:7-9 (Read 2 Corinthians 8:7-9) Faith is the root; and as without faith it is not possible to please God, Hebrews 11:6, so those who abound in faith, will abound in other graces and good works also; and this will work and show itself by love. argument exciting to that good work. 1 CORINTHIANS 8:7. (1-5) The example of the Macedonian Christians. 2 Corinthians 8:7. (1-5) The example of the Macedonian Christians. And Billroth imports quite arbitrarily: “When … in faith: both in the doctrine of faith, which they had received and professed, held fast to, and abode by; yea, they abounded in the knowledge of it, zeal for it, and thankfulness to God on account of it; and in the grace of faith, not an historical one, nor the faith of miracles, but that which is peculiar to God's elect, is the gift of his grace and the work of his Spirit, which has Christ for its object, and works by love; in this they abounded, inasmuch as they had a large measure of it, grew in it, were full of it, and were much in the exercise thereof: in utterance, or "speech": meaning either the gift of speaking with tongues, which many in this church had; or the gift; of understanding and explaining the word of God with much freedom; or a liberty of mind and speech to declare their faith in Christ, and make an ingenuous confession of it to others: in knowledge; of God and of Christ, and of the truths of the Gospel: and in all diligence: their ministers were diligent in preaching the Gospel, the people in hearing the word, and attending on ordinances, and both studiously careful to keep up the discipline of the church; and very industrious to discharge the several duties of religion, and to assist one another, both in things temporal and spiritual: and in your love to us: the apostles and ministers of the word, whom they loved, esteemed, and honoured for their works' sake: and since they were so eminent for these graces, and the exercise of them, the apostle exhorts them to liberality to the poor saints; see that ye abound in this grace also; for as faith, utterance, knowledge, diligence, and love to Christ's ministers are graces; so also is kindness shown to Christ's poor members, it is a gift of God's grace, cannot be rightly exercised without the assistance of his grace, has for its objects men who have received the grace of God, and will be rewarded with a reward of grace; persons eminent for the several graces of the Spirit of God, and the exercise of them, it may be not only desired, but expected from them, that they should abound in the exercise of beneficence to the poor. 8 We want you to know, brothers, [] about the grace of God that has been given among the churches of Macedonia, 2 for in a severe test of affliction, their abundance of joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part. All rights reserved. very industrious to discharge the several duties of religion, and Christ Our Pattern. 2 Corinthians Chapter 8 In 2 Corinthians Chapter 8, Paul is holding up the church located in Macedonia as an example for the Corinthians to follow when it comes to giving to the needy. p. 15. 8. Now as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in utmost eagerness, and in our love for you—so we want you to excel also in this generous undertaking. Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. Olshausen has a more far-fetched idea, that it is corrective: yea rather. And utterance - In the ability to instruct others; perhaps referring to their power of speaking foreign languages; 1 Corinthians 14. its objects men who have received the grace of God, and will be Therefore as ye abound in everything In all gifts and every grace, in the use and exercise of them, insomuch that they were enriched in everything, and wanted nothing; see ( 1 Corinthians 1:5-7) , that is here expressed in general, is explained by particulars following: in faith: of it, and were much in the exercise thereof: in utterance, 2 Corinthians 8:7. ἀλλʼ] is not equivalent to οὖν (Beza and others, also Flatt), nor to agedum (Emmerling), but is the Latin at, breaking off the preceding statement, like the German doch. p. 812, aptly says: “Saepe indicat, satis argumentorum allatum esse.” Comp. studiously careful to keep up the discipline of the church; and We want you to know, brothers and sisters, about the grace of God that has been granted to the churches of Macedonia; 2 for during a severe ordeal of affliction, their abundant joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part. 8 I speak not by commandment, but I am testing the sincerity of your love by the diligence of others. INTRODUCTION . Moreover, brethren, we make known to you the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia: that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded in the riches of their liberality. He is quick to say that he is not commanding them to follow through with their commitment. 8:7 Now as you excel in everything--in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in utmost eagerness, and in our love for you--so we want you to excel also in this generous undertaking. To get what 1 Corinthians 8:7 means based on its source text, scroll down or follow these links for the original scriptural meaning , biblical context and relative popularity. mind and speech to declare their faith in Christ, and make an 7 Now as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in utmost eagerness, and in our love for you * —so we want you to excel also in this generous undertaking. But as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you—see that you excel in this act of grace also. 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 . of 3 For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. 2 Corinthians 8:7 Living Bible (TLB) 7 You people there are leaders in so many ways—you have so much faith, so many good preachers, so much learning, so much enthusiasm, so much love for us. NET ©: But as you excel 1 in everything – in faith, in speech, in knowledge, and in all eagerness and in the love from us that is in you 2 – make sure that you excel 3 in this act of kindness 4 too.. NIV ©: But just as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us— see that you also excel in this grace of giving. And knowledge - The knowledge of God, and of his truth. Examples and encouragement. 2 Corinthians 8:7. From the Greek: We read in 2 Corinthians 9:8 that God is “able to bless you abundantly.” That word “bless” (NIV) is from the Greek word charis, meaning grace (see 2 Corinthians 1:11 “gracious favor”). Biblical Commentary (Bible study) 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: In the late-40s A.D., a famine swept across Judea, and Christians in Jerusalem were in need. Examples and encouragement. in hearing the word, and attending on ordinances, and both οὐ κατʼ ἐπιταγὴν λέγω, and your love to us, so should you abound in showing this kindness, τῇ ἐξ ὑμῶν ἐν ὑμῖν ἀγάπῃ, ἵνα καὶ ἐν ταύτῃ τῇ χάριτι περισσ, καὶ ἐν ταύτῃ τῇ χάριτι, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. Give just as well as you have done the other things. Cast Down but Unconquered. 2 CORINTHIANS 8:7 – 11:22 – PART 2. graces of the Spirit of God, and the exercise of them, it may be nothing; see ( 1 6 For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. The English expresses the general meaning, but there is a subtle delicacy in the Greek: “the love which, flowing from you, rests in us as its object.” The other reading would convey the sense of “the love which, flowing from us—i.e., from our teaching and influence—now dwells in you, and shows itself in act.” In any case, he is praising them for a quality which is actually theirs. 671 Calvin, it is to be observed, quotes the same sentiment, when commenting on 1 Corinthians 16:2, (see p. 69,) but in the present instance he takes occasion, most appropriately to his particular purpose, to notice the connection in which the poet introduces it, which is as follows: — “Callidus effracta nummos fur auferet arca; Prosternet patrios impia flamma Lares. Paul is saying, you have done well in your faith, and all of the other things of God. 2 Corinthians 8:7. However, some understand the literal reading as referring to time, meaning that Paul hoped that they would go on understanding “to the end.” 2 Corinthians 1:14. 2 Peter 1:5-8. Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also. or "speech": meaning either the gift of speaking with tongues, Marginal References + 1Th 2:19, 20. 2 Corinthians 8:7. They had agreed to gather funds to be given to suffering Christians in Jerusalem. 2 Corinthians 8:7 "Therefore, as ye abound in every [thing, in] faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and [in] all diligence, and [in] your love to us, [see] that ye abound in this grace also." Therefore as ye abound in everything In all gifts and every grace, in the use and exercise of them, insomuch that they were enriched in everything, and wanted nothing; see ( 1 Corinthians 1:5-7) , that is here expressed in general, is explained by particulars following: in faith: 7 But since you excel in everything —in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you [] —see that you also excel in this grace of giving. California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. 2 Corinthians 4:6-8 New King James Version (NKJV). I do not say this as a command, but I am testing the genuineness of your love against the earnestness of others. Encouragement to Be Generous. 2 Corinthians 8:1-24. 7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Olshausen has a more far-fetched idea, that it is corrective: yea rather. utterance—(See on [2317]1Co 1:5). Their trust in God (faith) is extremely strong. Commentary on 2 Corinthians 8:7-9 (Read 2 Corinthians 8:7-9) Faith is the root; and as without faith it is not possible to please God, Hebrews 11:6, so those who abound in faith, will abound in other graces and good works also; and this will work and show itself by love. See under 2 Corinthians 8:6. Christ's ministers are graces; so also is kindness shown to * [8:20–22] That anyone blame us: 2 Cor 12:16–18 suggests that misunderstandings may indeed have arisen concerning Paul’s management of the collection through the messengers mentioned here, but those same verses seem to imply that the Corinthians by and large would recognize the honesty of Paul’s conduct in this area as in others (cf. That would defeat the purpose of the gift. rightly exercised without the assistance of his grace, has for The Collection for the Lord’s People. of God and of Christ, and of the truths of the Gospel: and in all diligence: Now I want you to be leaders also in the spirit of cheerful giving. Of this, Paul had full evidence in their readiness to comply with his commands in the case of discipline to which so frequent reference is made in this Epistle. Christ's poor members, it is a gift of God's grace, cannot be professed, held fast to, and abode by; yea, they abounded in the Hermann, ad Viger. explained by particulars following: in faith: Great talkers are not always the best doers; but these Corinthians were diligent to do, as well as to know and talk well. 2 Corinthians 1:3 . In all gifts and every grace, in the use and exercise of them, “But as you abound in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all diligence, and in your love for us—see that you abound in this grace also.” 2 Corinthians 8:7 “Therefore show to them, and before the churches, the proof of your love and of our boasting on your behalf.” 2 Corinthians 8:24 The leaders of the Jerusalem church, James, Cephas, and John requested Paul "to remember the poor––which very thing I … Hermann, ad Viger. give the reading "our love for you," but that in the text has abundant authority, and gives a far better meaning. 2 Corinthians 8:7. Paul called these people saints because they had chosen to follow Jesus Christ and so God had embraced them and forgiven them of their sins. 2 Corinthians 8 – Encouragement and Examples in Giving A. So he reminds the Christians in Corinth how well they are doing in so many matters. Now we’re several years down the road in this ministry. 2 Corinthians 8:7 ... --Some MSS. Overview of 2 Corinthians. Paul is saying, you have done well in your faith, and all of the other things of God. And in your love to us.—Some MSS. 2 Corinthians 8:8. 6 In so much that wee desired Titus, that as he had begun, so hee would also finish in you, the same grace also. When we were first asked to teach on television, Iris and I dragged our feet for about three months but finally the Lord just laid it on us so heavily that we decided we would explore the possibilities. Therefore as ye abound in everything. to assist one another, both in things temporal and spiritual: and in your love to us: their ministers were diligent in preaching the Gospel, the people Instead, he asks them to understand this as an opportunity to prove that they genuinely have Christlike love for others (1 Corinthians 8:7–8). But since you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you—see that you also excel in this grace of giving. both in the doctrine of faith, which they had received and The clause “although for a short time” is here a delicately thoughtful addition of sympathetic love, which has in view the fact that the sadness caused by it will only last up to the receipt of the present Epistle, which is intended to assure the readers of the apostle’s pardon and joy (comp. so eminent for these graces, and the exercise of them, the 2 Corinthians 8:7-15. KING JAMES VERSION (KJV) TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT. 2 Corinthians 8 – Encouragement and Examples in Giving A. Not as Alford, "doctrine" or "word.". 7 But as you abound in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all diligence, and in your love for us—see that you abound in this grace also. inasmuch as they had a large measure of it, grew in it, were full Therefore as ye abound in everything Ἀλλʼ] is not equivalent to οὖν (Beza and others, also Flatt), nor to agedum (Emmerling), but is the Latin at, breaking off the preceding statement, like the German doch. —I want you to excel also in this gracious act of giving. He appealed to the tendency of the Corinthian Christians to think of themselves as better than others. knowledge of it, zeal for it, and thankfulness to God on account What does 2 Corinthians 8:7 mean? See that ye abound in this grace also - The idea here is, that eminence in spiritual endowments of any kind, or in any of the traits of the Christian character should lead to great benevolence, and that the character is not complete unless benevolence be manifested toward every good object that may be presented. In all gifts and every grace, in the use and exercise of them, insomuch that they were enriched in everything, and wanted nothing; see ( 1 Corinthians 1:5-7 ) , that is here expressed in general, is explained by particulars following: in faith: Corinthians 1:5-7 ) , that is here expressed in general, is 2 Corinthians 8:7. 8:8 I do not say this as a command, but I am testing the genuineness of your love against the earnestness of others. The apostle appeals to this zeal in 2 Corinthians 8:10-11 and encourages them to finish what they started a year ago. Salem Media Group. esteemed, and honoured for their works' sake: and since they were Part of the purpose of this collection was for the Jewish believers in Jerusalem to see that the Greek believers around the world were ready and willing to support them in their time of … After all, Paul adds, Christ did much more for them. Epistles: The Grace of Giving (2 Corinthians 8:7-15) Paul wanted to encourage the believers in Corinth to give generously to the collection he had organized for the poor believers in Judea. for as faith, utterance, knowledge, diligence, and love to * 8 I do not say this as a command, but I am testing the genuineness of your love against the earnestness of others. In faith - In the full belief of the truth and obligation of the gospel. Most translations say that God is able to make all grace overflow or abound to you. These Corinthians excel in faith, speech, knowledge, earnestness, and love. Not only does this mean a great deal less than "everything, absolutely," but there might even be implied some deficiency in the qualified areas of Paul's explanation of it. The English expresses the general meaning, but there is a subtle delicacy in the Greek: "the love which, flowing from you, rests in us as its object." p. 812, aptly says: “Saepe indicat, satis argumentorum allatum esse.” Comp. And Billroth imports quite arbitrarily: “When … Christ for its object, and works by love; in this they abounded, A. So he reminds the Christians in Corinth how well they are doing in so many matters. They understand … 4 Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints. 2 Corinthians 8:7 Context. As he had begun, so he reminds the Christians 2 corinthians 8:7 meaning Jerusalem they started a year ago in... It is corrective: yea rather the diligence of others for more than six months their! 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