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2 Corinthians 8:8-15

8 I speak not by commandment, but I am testing the sincerity

of your love by the diligence of others.

9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,

that though He was rich, yet for your sakes

He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.

10 And in this I give advice: It is to your advantage not only to be

doing what you began and were desiring to do a year ago;

11 but now you also must complete the doing of it;

that as there was a readiness to desire it, so there

also may be a completion out of what you have.

12 For if there is first a willing mind,

it is accepted according to what one has,

and not according to what he does not have.

13 For I do not mean that others should

be eased and you burdened;

14 but by an equality, that now at this time your abundance

may supply their lack, that their abundance also may supply

your lack — that there may be equality.

15 As it is written, “He who gathered much had nothing left over,

and he who gathered little had no lack.”   NKJV

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