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2 Corinthians 8:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For according to their power, I bear witness, yea and beyond their power, [they gave] of their own accord,
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For to [their] power, I bear record, yea, and beyond [their] power [they were] willing of themselves;
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For I testify that according to their ability, and beyond their ability, [they gave] of their own accord,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For to [their] power, I bear testimony, and even beyond [their] power, [they were] willing of themselves;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For according to [their] power, I bear witness, and beyond [their] power, [they were] willing of their own accord,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— That, according to power, I bear witness, and beyond power, of their own accord, [they acted],—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— because, according to [their] power, I testify, and above [their] power, they were willing of themselves,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For according to their power (I bear them witness) and beyond their power, they were willing:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For to [their] power (I beare record) yea, and beyond their power [they were] willing of themselues:
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— For I testify, that according to their power, and more than their power, in the willingness of their soul,
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— For I testify that, according to their ability, and beyond their ability, in the spontaneity of their mind,

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For 3754
{3754} Prime
ὅτι
hoti
{hot'-ee}
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
to 2596
{2596} Prime
κατά
kata
{kat-ah'}
A primary particle; (preposition) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case [genitive, dative or accusative] with which it is joined).
[their] power, 1411
{1411} Prime
δύναμις
dunamis
{doo'-nam-is}
From G1410; force (literally or figuratively); specifically miraculous power (usually by implication a miracle itself).
I bear record, 3140
{3140} Prime
μαρτυρέω
martureo
{mar-too-reh'-o}
From G3144; to be a witness, that is, testify (literally or figuratively).
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
yea, and 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.
beyond 5228
{5228} Prime
ὑπέρ
huper
{hoop-er'}
A primary preposition; 'over', that is, (with the genitive case) of place, above, beyond, across, or causal, for the sake of, instead, regarding; with the accusative case superior to, more than. In compounds it retains many of the listed applications.
[their] power 1411
{1411} Prime
δύναμις
dunamis
{doo'-nam-is}
From G1410; force (literally or figuratively); specifically miraculous power (usually by implication a miracle itself).
[they were] willing of themselves; 830
{0830} Prime
αὐθαίρετος
authairetos
{ow-thah'-ee-ret-os}
From G0846 and the same as G0140; self chosen, that is, (by implication) voluntary.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 Corinthians 8:3-5

_ _ they were willing — rather, supply from 2 Corinthians 8:5, the ellipsis thus, “According to their power ... yea, and beyond their power, THEY GAVE.”

_ _ of themselves — not only not being besought, but themselves beseeching us.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Corinthians 8:1-6.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Corinthians 8:3

For to [their] power, I bear record, yea, and beyond [their] power [they were] (c) willing of themselves;

(c) Of their own accord they were generous.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
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2 Corinthians 9:6-7 But this [I say], He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. ... Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, [so let him give]; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
Mark 14:8 She hath done what she could: she is come aforehand to anoint my body to the burying.
Acts 11:29 Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in Judaea:
1 Corinthians 16:2 Upon the first [day] of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as [God] hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.
1 Peter 4:11 If any man speak, [let him speak] as the oracles of God; if any man minister, [let him do it] as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

I bear:

Romans 10:2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
Galatians 4:15 Where is then the blessedness ye spake of? for I bear you record, that, if [it had been] possible, ye would have plucked out your own eyes, and have given them to me.
Colossians 4:13 For I bear him record, that he hath a great zeal for you, and them [that are] in Laodicea, and them in Hierapolis.

beyond:

2 Corinthians 8:12 For if there be first a willing mind, [it is] accepted according to that a man hath, [and] not according to that he hath not.
2 Corinthians 8:16-17 But thanks [be] to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you. ... For indeed he accepted the exhortation; but being more forward, of his own accord he went unto you.
Exodus 35:5 Take ye from among you an offering unto the LORD: whosoever [is] of a willing heart, let him bring it, an offering of the LORD; gold, and silver, and brass,
Exodus 35:21-22 And they came, every one whose heart stirred him up, and every one whom his spirit made willing, [and] they brought the LORD'S offering to the work of the tabernacle of the congregation, and for all his service, and for the holy garments. ... And they came, both men and women, as many as were willing hearted, [and] brought bracelets, and earrings, and rings, and tablets, all jewels of gold: and every man that offered [offered] an offering of gold unto the LORD.
Exodus 35:29 The children of Israel brought a willing offering unto the LORD, every man and woman, whose heart made them willing to bring for all manner of work, which the LORD had commanded to be made by the hand of Moses.
1 Chronicles 29:5-6 The gold for [things] of gold, and the silver for [things] of silver, and for all manner of work [to be made] by the hands of artificers. And who [then] is willing to consecrate his service this day unto the LORD? ... Then the chief of the fathers and princes of the tribes of Israel, and the captains of thousands and of hundreds, with the rulers of the king's work, offered willingly,
1 Chronicles 29:9 Then the people rejoiced, for that they offered willingly, because with perfect heart they offered willingly to the LORD: and David the king also rejoiced with great joy.
1 Chronicles 29:13-17 Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name. ... I know also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of mine heart I have willingly offered all these things: and now have I seen with joy thy people, which are present here, to offer willingly unto thee.
Psalms 110:3 Thy people [shall be] willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.
1 Corinthians 9:17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation [of the gospel] is committed unto me.
Philippians 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of [his] good pleasure.
1 Thessalonians 2:8 So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us.
Philemon 1:14 But without thy mind would I do nothing; that thy benefit should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly.
1 Peter 5:2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight [thereof], not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;
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