The Collection for Christians in Jerusalem
Now l it is superfluous for me to write to you about m the ministry for the saints,
for I know your readiness, n of which I boast about you to the people of Macedonia, saying that Achaia has been ready o since last year. And your zeal has stirred up most of them.
But p I am sending the brothers so that our boasting about you may not prove empty in this matter, so that you may be ready, q as I said you would be.
Otherwise, if some Macedonians r come with me and find that you are not ready, we would be humiliated - to say nothing of you - for being so confident.
So I thought it necessary to urge the brothers to go on ahead to you and arrange in advance for the s gift you have promised, so that it may be ready t as a willing gift, u not as an exaction.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
1 Thessalonians 4:9
Now concerning brotherly love you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another.
At present, however, I am going to Jerusalem bringing aid to the saints.
2 Corinthians 8:24
So give proof before the churches of your love and of our boasting about you to these men.
2 Corinthians 8:10
And in this matter I give my judgment: this benefits you, who a year ago started not only to do this work but also to desire to do it.
2 Corinthians 8:6
Accordingly, we urged Titus that as he had started, so he should complete among you this act of grace.
2 Corinthians 8:17 - 18
For he not only accepted our appeal, but being himself very earnest he is going to you of his own accord.
2 Corinthians 8:22
And with them we are sending our brother whom we have often tested and found earnest in many matters, but who is now more earnest than ever because of his great confidence in you.
1 Corinthians 16:2
On the first day of every week, each of you is to put something aside and store it up, as he may prosper, so that there will be no collecting when I come.
Sopater the Berean, son of Pyrrhus, accompanied him; and of the Thessalonians, Aristarchus and Secundus; and Gaius of Derbe, and Timothy; and the Asians, Tychicus and Trophimus.
Please accept my blessing that is brought to you, because God has dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough." Thus he urged him, and he took it.
She said to him, "Give me a blessing. Since you have set me in the land of the Negeb, give me also springs of water." And Caleb gave her the upper springs and the lower springs.
1 Samuel 25:27
And now let this present that your servant has brought to my lord be given to the young men who follow my lord.
Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that increases to your credit.
2 Corinthians 12:17 - 18
Did I take advantage of you through any of those whom I sent to you?