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 ye saynctes it is but superfluous for me to write vnto you: 2 Corinthians 9:2 for I knowe youre redynes of mide wherof I bost my silfe vnto them of Macedonia and saye that Achaia was prepared a yeare a goo and youre ferventnes hath provoked many. 2 Corinthians 9:3 Never thelesse yet have I sent these brethren lest oure reioysynge over you shuld be in vayne in this behalfe and that ye (as I have sayd) preparare youre selues 2 Corinthians 9:4 lest paraveture yf they of Macedonia come with me and fynde you vnprepared the boost that I made in this matter shuld be a shame to vs: I saye not vnto you. 2 Corinthians 9:5 Wherfore I thought it necessary to exhorte the brethren to come before hode vnto you forto prepare youre good blessynge promysed afore that it myght be redy: so yt 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 remember howe that he which soweth lytell shall reepe lytell: and he yt soweth plenteously shall reepe plenteously. 2 Corinthians 9:7 And let every man do accordynge as he hath purposed in his herte not groudgyngly or of necessite. For god loveth a chearfull gever. 2 Corinthians 9:8 God is able to make you ryche in all grace that ye in all thynges havynge sufficiet vnto the vttmoste maye be ryche vnto all manner good workes 2 Corinthians 9:9 as it is written: He yt sparsed abroade and hath geven to the povre his rightewesnes remayneth for ever.
which shall return a great increase to them,
2 Corinthians 9:10 He yt fyndeth the sower seed shall minister breed for fode and shall multiplie youre seed and increace the frutes of youre rightewesnes 2 Corinthians 9:11 that on all parties ye maye be made ryche in all synglenes which causeth thorowe vs thankes gevynge vnto god. 2 Corinthians 9:12 For the office of this ministracion not only supplieth the nede of the sayntes: but also is aboundaunt herein that for this laudable ministrynge thankes myght be geven to god
and occasion a great sacrifice of thanksgivings unto God.
2 Corinthians 9:13 of many whiche prayse god for the obedience of youre professynge ye gospell of Christ and for youre synglenes in distributynge to them and to all me: 2 Corinthians 9:14 and in their prayers to God for you longe after you for the aboundauut grace of God geven vnto you. 2 Corinthians 9:15 Thankes be vnto God for his vn speakeable gyft.