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2 Corinthians 9:1 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For as touching the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For as touching the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For it is superfluous for me to write to you about this ministry to the saints;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For as concerning the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For concerning the ministration which [is] for the saints, it is superfluous my writing to you.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, indeed, concerning the ministry which is for the saints, it is, superfluous for me, to be writing to you;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For, indeed, concerning the ministration that [is] for the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For concerning the ministry that is done towards the saints, it is superfluous for me to write unto you.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For as touching the ministring to the Saints, it is superfluous for mee to write to you.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— BUT concerning the administration of the saints, I do more (than enough) if I write to you.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And concerning the ministration by the saints, it would be superfluous for me to write to you:

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For 1063
{1063} Prime
γάρ
gar
{gar}
A primary particle; properly assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles).
as y3303
[3303] Standard
μέν
men
{men}
A primary particle; properly indicative of affirmation or concession (in fact); usually followed by a contrasted clause with G1161 (this one, the former, etc.
touching 4012
{4012} Prime
περί
peri
{per-ee'}
From the base of G4008; properly through (all over), that is, around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time (with the genitive case denoting the subject or occasion or superlative point; with the accusative case the locality, circuit, matter, circumstance or general period).
x3303
(3303) Complement
μέν
men
{men}
A primary particle; properly indicative of affirmation or concession (in fact); usually followed by a contrasted clause with G1161 (this one, the former, etc.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
ministering 1248
{1248} Prime
διακονία
diakonia
{dee-ak-on-ee'-ah}
From G1249; attendance (as a servant, etc.); figuratively (eleemosynary) aid, (official) service (especially of the Christian teacher, or technically of the diaconate).
to 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.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
saints, 40
{0040} Prime
ἅγιος
hagios
{hag'-ee-os}
From ἅγος [[hagos]] (an awful thing) compare G0053, [H2282]; sacred (physically pure, morally blameless or religious, ceremonially consecrated).
it is 2076
{2076} Prime
ἐστί
esti
{es-tee'}
Third person singular present indicative of G1510; he (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are.
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
superfluous 4053
{4053} Prime
περισσός
perissos
{per-is-sos'}
From G4012 (in the sense of beyond); superabundant (in quantity) or superior (in quality); by implication excessive; adverb (with G1537) violently; neuter (as noun) preeminence.
for me 3427
{3427} Prime
μοί
moi
{moy}
The simpler form of G1698; to me.
to write 1125
{1125} Prime
γράφω
grapho
{graf'-o}
A primary verb; to 'grave', especially to write; figuratively to describe.
z5721
<5721> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 647
to you: 5213
{5213} Prime
ὑμῖν
humin
{hoo-min'}
Irregular dative case of G5210; to (with or by) you.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 Corinthians 9:1

_ _ 2 Corinthians 9:1-15. Reasons for his sending Titus. The greater their bountifulness, the more shall be the return of blessing to them, and thanksgiving to God.

_ _ For — connected with 2 Corinthians 8:16 : “Show love to the messengers of the churches; for as concerns the ministration for the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you who are so forward already.”

_ _ write — emphatical: It is superfluous to “write,” for you will have witnesses present [Bengel].

Matthew Henry's Commentary

2 Corinthians 9:1-5

_ _ In these verses the apostle speaks very respectfully to the Corinthians, and with great skill; and, while he seems to excuse his urging them so earnestly to charity, still presses them thereto, and shows how much his heart was set upon this matter.

_ _ I. He tells them it was needless to press them with further arguments to afford relief to their poor brethren (2 Corinthians 9:1), being satisfied he had said enough already to prevail with those of whom he had so good an opinion. For, 1. He knew their forwardness to every good work, and how they had begun this good work a year ago, insomuch that, 2. He had boasted of their zeal to the Macedonians, and this had provoked many of them to do as they had done. Wherefore he was persuaded, that, as they had begun well, they would go on well; and so, commending them for what they had done, he lays an obligation on them to proceed and persevere.

_ _ II. He seems to apologize for sending Titus and the other brethren to them. He is unwilling they should be offended at him for this, as if he were too earnest, and pressed too hard upon them; and tells the true reasons why he sent them, namely, 1. That, having this timely notice, they might be fully ready (2 Corinthians 9:3), and not surprised with hasty demands, when he should come to them. When we would have others to do that which is good we must act towards them prudently and tenderly, and give them time. 2. That he might not be ashamed of his boasting concerning them, if they should be found unready, 2 Corinthians 9:3, 2 Corinthians 9:4. He intimates that some from Macedonia might haply come with him: and, if the collection should not then be made, this would make him, not to say them, ashamed, considering the boasting of the apostle concerning them. Thus careful was he to preserve their reputation and his own. Note, Christians should consult the reputation of their profession, and endeavour to adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

2 Corinthians 9:1

To write to you — Largely.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Corinthians 9:1

For (1) as touching the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you:

(1) He wisely answers the suspicion which the Corinthians might conceive, as though the apostle in urging them so carefully was doubting of their good will. Therefore he witnesses that he does it not to teach them that they ought to help the saints, seeing that he had become surety for them to the Macedonians. But only to stir those up who were labouring by themselves, to the end that all things might both be in a better readiness, and also be more plentiful.

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touching:

Genesis 27:42 And these words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebekah: and she sent and called Jacob her younger son, and said unto him, Behold, thy brother Esau, as touching thee, doth comfort himself, [purposing] to kill thee.
1 Samuel 20:23 And [as touching] the matter which thou and I have spoken of, behold, the LORD [be] between thee and me for ever.
2 Kings 22:18 But to the king of Judah which sent you to enquire of the LORD, thus shall ye say to him, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, [As touching] the words which thou hast heard;
Job 37:23 [Touching] the Almighty, we cannot find him out: [he is] excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict.
Psalms 45:1 [[To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, for the sons of Korah, Maschil, A Song of loves.]] My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue [is] the pen of a ready writer.
Matthew 22:31 But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying,
Romans 11:28 As concerning the gospel, [they are] enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, [they are] beloved for the fathers' sakes.
Philippians 3:5-6 Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, [of] the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee; ... Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.

the ministering:

2 Corinthians 9:12-14 For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God; ... And by their prayer for you, which long after you for the exceeding grace of God in you.
2 Corinthians 8:4-15 Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift, and [take upon us] the fellowship of the ministering to the saints. ... As it is written, He that [had gathered] much had nothing over; and he that [had gathered] little had no lack.
Galatians 2:10 Only [they would] that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do.
Galatians 6:10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all [men], especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

it is:

1 Thessalonians 4:9-10 But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another. ... And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more;
1 Thessalonians 5:1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
1 John 2:27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
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Gn 27:42. 1S 20:23. 2K 22:18. Jb 37:23. Ps 45:1. Mt 22:31. Ro 11:28. 2Co 8:4; 9:12. Ga 2:10; 6:10. Php 3:5. 1Th 4:9; 5:1. 1Jn 2:27.

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