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 the saynctes, it is but superfluous for me to wryte vnto you: 2 Corinthians 9:2 for I knowe your redynes of mynde whereof I boste my selfe vnto them of Macedonia, and saye that Achaia was prepared a yeare a go, and youre feruentnes hath prouoked manye. 2 Corinthians 9:3 Neuerthelesse yet haue I sent these brethren, lest oure reioysynge ouer you shoulde be in vayne in thys behalfe, and that ye (as I haue sayed) prepare your selues, 2 Corinthians 9:4 lest parauenture yf they of Macedonia come with me, and fynde you vnprepared, the bost þt I made in thys matter, shoulde be a shame to vs. I saye not vnto you. 2 Corinthians 9:5 Wherfore I thought it necessarye to exhorte the brethren, to come before hande vnto you, for to prepare your good blessyng promysed afore, that it myght be redye, 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 Thys yet remember, howe that he whiche soweth lyttell, shal reape lyttell, & he that soweth plentuously, shall reape plentuously. 2 Corinthians 9:7 And let euery man do accordyng as he hath purposed in hys hert, not groundgingly, or of necessitie. For God loueth a chearefull geuer. 2 Corinthians 9:8 God is able to make you ryche in al grace that ye in al thynges hauyng suffycyent vnto the vttermoste, maye be ryche vnto all maner good workes, 2 Corinthians 9:9 as it is wrytten. He that sparsed abroade, and hath geuen to the pore, hys ryghtuousnes, remayneth for euer.
which shall return a great increase to them,
2 Corinthians 9:10 He that fyndeth the sower seed, shall minister breade for fode, and shall multyplye your seede and increace the frutes of youre ryghtuousnes that on all partyes, 2 Corinthians 9:11 ye maye be made riche in all synglenes, whiche causeth thorowe vs, thankes geuynge vnto God. 2 Corinthians 9:12 For the offyce of thys ministracyon, not onelye supplyeth the neede of the saynctes: but also is aboundaunte herein, that for thys laudable mynystrynge, thankes myghte be geuen to God of many,
and occasion a great sacrifice of thanksgivings unto God.
2 Corinthians 9:13 whiche prayse God for the obedience of youre professyng the Gospell of Christe, and for youre synglenes in distrybutynge to them and to all men, 2 Corinthians 9:14 and in theyr prayers to God for you, long after you, for the aboundaunce grace of God geuen vnto you. 2 Corinthians 9:15 Thankes be vnto God for hys vnspakeable gyfte.