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2 Corinthians 8:4

    2 Corinthians 8:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Praying us with much entreaty that we would receive the gift, and take on us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    beseeching us with much entreaty in regard of this grace and the fellowship in the ministering to the saints:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Seriously requesting us that they might have a part in this grace of being servants to the needs of the saints:

    Webster's Revision

    beseeching us with much entreaty in regard of this grace and the fellowship in the ministering to the saints:

    World English Bible

    begging us with much entreaty to receive this grace and the fellowship in the service to the saints.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    beseeching us with much entreaty in regard of this grace and the fellowship in the ministering to the saints:

    Definitions for 2 Corinthians 8:4

    Saints - Men and women of God.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Corinthians 8:4

    Praying us with much entreaty - We had not to solicit them to this great act of kindness; they even entreated us to accept their bounty, and to take on ourselves the administration or application of it to the wants of the poor in Judea.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Corinthians 8:4

    Praying us with much entreaty - Earnestly entreating me to receive the contribution and convey it to the poor and afflicted saints in Judea.

    And take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints - Greek, "that we would take the gift and the fellowship of the ministering to the saints." They asked of us to take part in the labor of conveying it to Jerusalem. The occasion of this distress which made the collection for the saints of Judea necessary, was probably the famine which was predicted by Agabus, and which occurred in the time of Claudius Caesar; see note on Acts 11:28. Barnabas was associated with Paul in conveying the contribution to Jerusalem; Acts 6:30. Paul was unwilling to do it unless they particularly desired it, and he seems to have insisted that some person should be associated with him; 2 Corinthians 8:20; 1 Corinthians 16:3-4.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Corinthians 8:4

    8:4 Praying us with much entreaty - Probably St. Paul had lovingly admonished them not to do beyond their power.