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2 Corinthians 8:11

    2 Corinthians 8:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Now therefore perform the doing of it; that as there was a readiness to will, so there may be a performance also out of that which ye have.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Now therefore perform the doing of it; that as there was a readiness to will, so there may be a performance also out of that which you have.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But now complete the doing also; that as there was the readiness to will, so there may be the completion also out of your ability.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then make the doing of it complete; so that as you had a ready mind, you may give effect to it as you are able.

    Webster's Revision

    But now complete the doing also; that as there was the readiness to will, so there may be the completion also out of your ability.

    World English Bible

    But now complete the doing also, that as there was the readiness to be willing, so there may be the completion also out of your ability.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But now complete the doing also; that as there was the readiness to will, so there may be the completion also out of your ability.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Corinthians 8:11

    A readiness to will, so there may be a performance - Ye have willed and purposed this; now perform it.

    Out of that which ye have - Give as God has enabled you; and give as God has disposed you. He requires each man to do as he can; and accepts the will where the means are wanting to perform the deed.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Corinthians 8:11

    As there was a readiness to will - Now accomplish the thing, and be not satisfied with having begun it. Do not suppose that the intention was sufficient, or that you are now released from the obligation. A year indeed has elapsed; but the necessity of the aid for the poor has not ceased. The sentiment here is, that if we have felt it our duty to aid in a cause of benevolence, and have commenced it, and have then been interrupted in executing our purpose, we should seize the first favorable opportunity to accomplish what we had designed. We should not regard ourselves as released from our obligation, but should, from a regard to consistency and our obligation to God, accomplish what we had intended.

    Out of that which ye have - According to your ability; see 2 Corinthians 8:12. It should be in proportion to your means.