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2 Corinthians 9

He yieldeth the reason why, though he knew their forwardness, yet he sent Titus and his brethren beforehand.

2 Corinthians 9:1 Of the handreachinge vnto ye sayntes, it is no nede for me to wryte vnto you: 2 Corinthians 9:2 for I knowe youre redynesse of mynde, wherof I boast my selfe amonge them of Macedonia, and saye: Achaia was ready a yeare agoo. And youre feruentnesse hath prouoked many. 2 Corinthians 9:3 Neuertheles yet haue we sent these brethren, lest oure reioysinge ouer you shulde be in vayne in this behalfe, that ye mighte be ready, as I haue reported of you: 2 Corinthians 9:4 lest whan they of Macedonia come with me, and fynde you vnprepared, we (I wyl not saye ye) shulde be ashamed in this presumpcion of boostinge. 2 Corinthians 9:5 Wherfore I thoughte it necessary to exhorte the brethren, to come before hande vnto you, for to prepare this blessynge promysed afore, that it mighte be ready, so that it be a blessynge, and not a defraudynge.

And he proceedeth in stirring them up to a bountiful alms, as being but a kind of sowing seed,

2 Corinthians 9:6 This I thynke: that he which soweth litle, shal reape litle also: and he yt soweth plenteously, shal likewyse reape plenteously, 2 Corinthians 9:7 euery one acordynge as he hath purposed in his hert, not grudgingly, or of compulsion. For God loueth a chearfull geuer. 2 Corinthians 9:8 God is able to make you riche in all grace, yt ye in all thinges hauynge sufficiet to the vttemost, maye be riche to all maner of good workes. 2 Corinthians 9:9 As it is wrytte: He hath sparsed abrode & geue to ye poore, his righteousnes remayneth for euer.

which shall return a great increase to them,

2 Corinthians 9:10 He that geueth sede vnto the sower, shal mynistre bred also for fode, and shal multiplye youre sede, and increase the frutes of yor righteousnes, 2 Corinthians 9:11 that in all thinges ye maye be made riche vnto all singlenesse, which causeth thorow vs, thankesgeuynge vnto God. 2 Corinthians 9:12 For the hadreachinge of this colleccion not onely suppleeth the nede off the sayntes, but also is abudaunt herin, that for this laudable mynistracion many mighte geue thakes vnto God,

and occasion a great sacrifice of thanksgivings unto God.

2 Corinthians 9:13 and prayse God for yor obedient professynge of the Gospell of Christ, & for yor synglenesse in distributynge vnto the, and to all men, 2 Corinthians 9:14 and in their prayer for you, which longe after you, for the abundaunt grace of God in you. 2 Corinthians 9:15 Thankes be vnto God for his vnoutspeakeable gifte.

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