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2 Corinthians 9:13

    2 Corinthians 9:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed subjection unto the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal distribution unto them, and unto all men;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed subjection to the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal distribution to them, and to all men;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    seeing that through the proving of you by this ministration they glorify God for the obedience of your confession unto the gospel of Christ, and for the liberality of your contribution unto them and unto all;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For when, through this work of giving, they see what you are, they give glory to God for the way in which you have given yourselves to the good news of Christ, and for the wealth of your giving to them and to all;

    Webster's Revision

    seeing that through the proving of you by this ministration they glorify God for the obedience of your confession unto the gospel of Christ, and for the liberality of your contribution unto them and unto all;

    World English Bible

    seeing that through the proof given by this service, they glorify God for the obedience of your confession to the Good News of Christ, and for the liberality of your contribution to them and to all;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    seeing that through the proving of you by this ministration they glorify God for the obedience of your confession unto the gospel of Christ, and for the liberality of your contribution unto them and unto all;

    Definitions for 2 Corinthians 9:13

    Gospel - Good news.
    Ministration - Service.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Corinthians 9:13

    By the experiment of this ministration - In this, and in the preceding and following verses, the apostle enumerates the good effects that would be produced by their liberal almsgiving to the poor saints at Jerusalem.

    1. The wants of the saints would be supplied.

    2. Many thanksgivings would thereby be rendered unto God.

    3. The Corinthians would thereby give proof of their subjection to the Gospel. And,

    4. The prayers of those relieved will ascend up to God in the behalf of their benefactors.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Corinthians 9:13

    Whiles by the experiment ... - Or rather, by the experience of this ministration; the proof (δοκιμῆς dokimēs), the evidence here furnished of your liberality. They shall in this ministration have experience or proof of your Christian principle.

    They glorify God - They will praise God as the source of your liberality, as having given you the means of being liberal, and having inclined your hearts to it.

    For your professed subjection ... - Literally, "For the obedience of your profession of the gospel." It does not imply merely that there was a profession of religion, but that there was a real subjection to the gospel which they professed. This is not clearly expressed in our translation. Tyndale has expressed it better, "Which praise God for your obedience in acknowledging the gospel of Christ." There was a real and sincere submission to the gospel of Christ, and that was manifested by their giving liberally to supply the needs of others. The doctrine is, that one evidence of true subjection to the gospel; one proof that our profession is sincere and genuine, is a willingness to contribute to relieve the needs of the poor and afflicted friends of the Redeemer. And unto all people. That is, all others whom you may have the opportunity of relieving.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Corinthians 9:13

    9:13 Your avowed subjection - Openly testified by your actions. To all men - Who stand in need of it.