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 ministrynge to þe saynctes, it is but superfluous for me to wryte vnto you: 2 Corinthians 9:2 for I knowe the redynes of your mynde, wherof I boast my selfe vnto them of Macedonia, that Achaia was prepared a yeare ago: and your ensample hath prouoked many. 2 Corinthians 9:3 Neuerthelesse, yet haue I sent these brethren, lest our boasting which I make of you shulde be in vayne, in thys behalfe, that ye (as I haue sayde) maye prepare your selues: 2 Corinthians 9:4 lest parauenture yf they of Macedonia come with me, and finde you vnprepared, we (I wyll not saye ye) shulde be ashamed in thys matter of boastynge. 2 Corinthians 9:5 Wherfore, I thought it necessarye to exhorte the brethren, to come before hande vnto you, and to prepare youre good blessynge promysed afore, that it myght be ready, so þt 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 yet I saye: he which soweth lytell, shal reape lytell: & he þt soweth (in geuyng) largelye and frelye, shall reape plenteouslye: 2 Corinthians 9:7 And let euery man do, accordinge as he hath purposed in hys herte, not groudgyngly, or of necessyte. For God loueth a chearfull geuer. 2 Corinthians 9:8 God is able to make you riche in all grace that ye in all thynges hauynge sufficyent vnto the vtmost, maye be riche vnto all maner of good workes, 2 Corinthians 9:9 as it is wrytten: He hath sparsed abroade, and hath geuen to the poore, hys ryghtewesnesse remayneth for euer.
which shall return a great increase to them,
2 Corinthians 9:10 He that minystreth seed vnto þe sower, minystre breed also for fode: and multyplye youre seede, and increase the frutes of youre ryghtewesnesse, 2 Corinthians 9:11 that on all partes, ye maye be made ryche into all synglenes, which causeth thorowe vs, that thankes are geuen vnto God. 2 Corinthians 9:12 For the offyce of thys minystracion, not onely supplyeth the nede of the saynctes: but also is aboundaunt herin, that for thys laudable minystringe, thankes might be geuen to God of many,
and occasion a great sacrifice of thanksgivings unto God.
2 Corinthians 9:13 which prayse God for the obedience of youre consentynge to the Gospell of Christ, and for youre synglenesse in distrybutyng to them, and to all men, 2 Corinthians 9:14 and in theyr prayers for you, which longe after you, for the aboundaunt grace of God in you. 2 Corinthians 9:15 Thankes be vnto God, for hys vnspeakeable gyfte.