The Collection for Christians in Jerusalem
Now concerning a the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you;
for I know your willingness, about which I boast of you to the Macedonians, that Achaia was ready a b year ago; and your zeal has stirred up the majority.
c Yet I have sent the brethren, lest our boasting of you should be in vain in this respect, that, as I said, you may be ready;
lest if some Macedonians come with me and find you unprepared, we (not to mention you!) should be ashamed of this confident boasting.
Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort the brethren to go to you ahead of time, and prepare your generous gift beforehand, which you had previously promised, that it may be ready as a matter of generosity and not as a grudging obligation.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Then the disciples, each according to his ability, determined to send relief to the brethren dwelling in Judea.
For it pleased those from Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor among the saints who are in Jerusalem.
1 Corinthians 16:1
Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given orders to the churches of Galatia, so you must do also:
2 Corinthians 8:4
Imploring us with much urgency that we would receive the gift and the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.
They desired only that we should remember the poor, the very thing which I also was eager to do.
2 Corinthians 8:10
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.
2 Corinthians 8:6
So we urged Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also complete this grace in you as well.
2 Corinthians 8:17
For he not only accepted the exhortation, but being more diligent, he went to you of his own accord.