The Cheerful Giver

2 Corinthians 9

6 d But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows 1 bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7 So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, e not grudgingly or of 2 necessity; for f God loves a cheerful giver. 8 g And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.

9 As it is written:
h "He has dispersed abroad,
He has given to the poor;
His righteousness endures forever." 3

10 Now 4 may He who i supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, 5 supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your j righteousness, 11 while you are enriched in everything for all liberality, k which causes thanksgiving through us to God. 12 For the administration of this service not only l supplies the needs of the saints, but also is abounding through many thanksgivings to God, 13 while, through the proof of this ministry, they m glorify God for the obedience of your confession to the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal n sharing with them and all men, 14 and by their prayer for you, who long for you because of the exceeding o grace of God in you. 15 Thanks be to God p for His indescribable gift!

  1. Cross References
    Proverbs 11:24
    There is one who scatters, yet increases more; And there is one who withholds more than is right, But it leads to poverty.
    Proverbs 22:9
    He who has a generous eye will be blessed, For he gives of his bread to the poor.
    Galatians 6:7
    Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.
    Galatians 6:9
    And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
  2. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 15:7
    If there is among you a poor man of your brethren, within any of the gates in your land which the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart nor shut your hand from your poor brother.
  3. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 15:10
    You shall surely give to him, and your heart should not be grieved when you give to him, because for this thing the LORD your God will bless you in all your works and in all to which you put your hand.
    1 Chronicles 29:17
    I know also, my God, that You test the heart and have pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of my heart I have willingly offered all these things; and now with joy I have seen Your people, who are present here to offer willingly to You.
    Proverbs 11:25
    The generous soul will be made rich, And he who waters will also be watered himself.
    Romans 12:8
    He who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
    2 Corinthians 8:12
    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.
  4. Cross References
    Proverbs 11:24
    There is one who scatters, yet increases more; And there is one who withholds more than is right, But it leads to poverty.
  5. Cross References
    Psalms 112:9
    He has dispersed abroad, He has given to the poor; His righteousness endures forever; His horn will be exalted with honor.
  6. Cross References
    Isaiah 55:10
    For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, And do not return there, But water the earth, And make it bring forth and bud, That it may give seed to the sower And bread to the eater.
  7. Cross References
    Hosea 10:12
    Sow for yourselves righteousness; Reap in mercy; Break up your fallow ground, For it is time to seek the LORD, Till He comes and rains righteousness on you.
  8. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 1:11
    You also helping together in prayer for us, that thanks may be given by many persons on our behalf for the gift granted to us through many.
  9. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 8:14
    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.
  10. Cross References
    Matthew 5:16
    Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
  11. Cross References
    Hebrews 13:16
    But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
  12. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 8:1
    Moreover, brethren, we make known to you the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia:
  13. Cross References
    John 3:16
    For God so loved the world that He gave His onl...
    John 4:10
    Jesus answered and said to her, "If you knew th...
    Romans 6:23
    For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of ...
    Romans 8:32
    He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered...
    Ephesians 2:8
    For by grace you have been saved through faith,...
    James 1:17
    Every good gift and every perfect gift is from ...
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