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2 Corinthians 8:14 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— but by equality: your abundance [being a supply] at this present time for their want, that their abundance also may become [a supply] for your want; that there may be equality:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But by an equality, [that] now at this time your abundance [may be a supply] for their want, that their abundance also may be [a supply] for your want: that there may be equality:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— at this present time your abundance [being a supply] for their need, so that their abundance also may become [a supply] for your need, that there may be equality;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But by an equality, [that] now at this time your abundance [may be a supply] for their want, that their abundance also may be [a supply] for your want: that there may be equality:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— but [on the principle] of equality; in the present time your abundance for their lack, that their abundance may be for your lack, so that there should be equality.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— In order that their surplus may come to be for your deficiency: that there may come about an equality:—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— but by equality, at the present time your abundance—for their want, that also their abundance may be for your want, that there may be equality,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— In this present time let your abundance supply their want, that their abundance also may supply your want: that there may be an equality,
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But by an equalitie: that now at this time your abundance may be [a supply] for their want, that their abundance also may be [a supply] for your want, that there may be equalitie,
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— but in equality be you at this time; that your abundance may be a supply to their want, that also [on another occasion] their abundance may be for [a supply] to your want, that there may be equality.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— but that ye may be on equality at the present time; and that your abundance may be [a supply] to their want; that their abundance likewise may be [a supply] to your want; that there may be equality.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But 235
{0235} Prime
ἀλλά
alla
{al-lah'}
Neuter plural of G0243; properly other things, that is, (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations).
by 1537
{1537} Prime
ἐκ
ek
{ek}
A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence motion or action proceeds), from, out (of place, time or cause; literally or figuratively; direct or remote).
an equality, 2471
{2471} Prime
ἰσότης
isotes
{ee-sot'-ace}
likeness (in condition or proportion); by implication equity.
[that] now 3568
{3568} Prime
νῦν
nun
{noon}
A primary particle of present time; 'now' (as adverb of date, a transition or emphasis); also as noun or adjective present or immediate.
at 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
this time 2540
{2540} Prime
καιρός
kairos
{kahee-ros'}
Of uncertain affinity; an occasion, that is, set or proper time.
your 5216
{5216} Prime
ὑμῶν
humon
{hoo-mone'}
Genitive case of G5210; of (from or concerning) you.
abundance 4051
{4051} Prime
περίσσευμα
perisseuma
{per-is'-syoo-mah}
From G4052; a surplus, or superabundance.
[may be a supply] for 1519
{1519} Prime
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
their 1565
{1565} Prime
ἐκεῖνος
ekeinos
{ek-i'-nos}
From G1563; that one (or [neuter] thing); often intensified by the article prefixed.
want, 5303
{5303} Prime
ὑστέρημα
husterema
{hoos-ter'-ay-mah}
From G5302; a deficit; specifically poverty.
that 2443
{2443} Prime
ἵνα
hina
{hin'-ah}
Probably from the same as the former part of G1438 (through the demonstrative idea; compare G3588); in order that (denoting the purpose or the result).
their 1565
{1565} Prime
ἐκεῖνος
ekeinos
{ek-i'-nos}
From G1563; that one (or [neuter] thing); often intensified by the article prefixed.
abundance 4051
{4051} Prime
περίσσευμα
perisseuma
{per-is'-syoo-mah}
From G4052; a surplus, or superabundance.
also 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
may be 1096
{1096} Prime
γίνομαι
ginomai
{ghin'-om-ahee}
A prolonged and middle form of a primary verb; to cause to be ('gen' -erate), that is, (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literally, figuratively, intensively, etc.).
z5638
<5638> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Middle Deponent (See G5788)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 66
[a supply] for 1519
{1519} Prime
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
your 5216
{5216} Prime
ὑμῶν
humon
{hoo-mone'}
Genitive case of G5210; of (from or concerning) you.
want: 5303
{5303} Prime
ὑστέρημα
husterema
{hoos-ter'-ay-mah}
From G5302; a deficit; specifically poverty.
that 3704
{3704} Prime
ὅπως
hopos
{hop'-oce}
From G3739 and G4459; what (-ever) how, that is, in the manner that (as adverb or conjugation of coincidence, intentional or actual).
there may be 1096
{1096} Prime
γίνομαι
ginomai
{ghin'-om-ahee}
A prolonged and middle form of a primary verb; to cause to be ('gen' -erate), that is, (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literally, figuratively, intensively, etc.).
z5638
<5638> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Middle Deponent (See G5788)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 66
equality: 2471
{2471} Prime
ἰσότης
isotes
{ee-sot'-ace}
likeness (in condition or proportion); by implication equity.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 Corinthians 8:14

_ _ by an equality — “by the rule of equality” [Alford]: literally, “Out of equality.”

_ _ now at this timeGreek, “at the present juncture” or season.

_ _ that their abundance also — The Greek being distinct from the previous “that,” translate, “in order that,” namely, at another season, when your relative circumstances may be reversed. The reference is solely to temporal wants and supplies. Those, as Bengel, who quote Romans 15:27 for interpreting it of spiritual supplies from the Jews to the Gentiles, forget that Romans 15:27 refers to the past benefit spiritually, which the Jews have conferred on the Gentiles, as a motive to gratitude on the part of the latter, not to a prospective benefit to be looked for from the former, which the text refers to.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Corinthians 8:7-15.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

2 Corinthians 8:14

That their abundance — If need should so require. May be — At another time. A supply to your want: that there may be an equality — No want on one side, no superfluity on the other. It may likewise have a further meaning: — that as the temporal bounty of the Corinthians did now supply the temporal wants of their poor brethren in Judea, so the prayers of these might be a means of bringing down many spiritual blessings on their benefactors: so that all the spiritual wants of the one might be amply supplied; all the temporal of the other.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Corinthians 8:14

But by an (h) equality, [that] now at this time your abundance [may be a supply] for their want, that their abundance also may be [a supply] for your want: that there may be equality:

(h) That as now in your abundance you help others with a share of your goods, so should others in the same way bestow some of their goods upon you.

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