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2 Corinthians 9:15 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Thanks [be] unto God for his unspeakable gift.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Thanks [be] to God for his unspeakable gift.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Thanks [be] to God for his unspeakable free gift.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Thanks be unto God, for his unspeakable bounty!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— thanks also to God for His unspeakable gift!
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Thanks be vnto God for his vnspeakeable gift.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— But thanks to Aloha over his gift which is unspeakable.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
{1161} Prime
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
Thanks 5485
{5485} Prime
From G5463; graciousness (as gratifying), of manner or act (abstract or concrete; literal, figurative or spiritual; especially the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life; including gratitude).
[be] unto God 2316
{2316} Prime
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very.
for 1909
{1909} Prime
A primary preposition properly meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution [with the genitive case], that is, over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative case) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative case) towards, upon, etc.
his 846
{0846} Prime
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
unspeakable 411
{0411} Prime
From G0001 (as a negative particle) and a presumed derivative of G1555; not expounded in full, that is, indescribable.
gift. 1431
{1431} Prime
From G1435; a gratuity.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 Corinthians 9:15

_ _ his unspeakable gift — the gift of His own Son, which includes all other inferior gifts (2 Corinthians 8:9; Romans 8:32). If we have received from God “His unspeakable gift,” what great thing is it, if we give a few perishing gifts for His sake?

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Corinthians 9:6-15.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

2 Corinthians 9:15

His unspeakable gift — His outward and inward blessings, the number and excellence of which cannot he uttered.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Corinthians 9:15

(m) Thanks [be] unto God for his unspeakable gift.

(m) Lest by this great commendation and praise the Corinthians should be puffed up, he concludes this exhortation with this exclamation.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

2 Corinthians 9:11 Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.
2 Corinthians 2:14 Now thanks [be] unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.
1 Chronicles 16:8 Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.
1 Chronicles 16:35 And say ye, Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather us together, and deliver us from the heathen, that we may give thanks to thy holy name, [and] glory in thy praise.
Psalms 30:4 Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
Psalms 30:12 To the end that [my] glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.
Psalms 92:1 [[A Psalm [or] Song for the sabbath day.]] [It is a] good [thing] to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High:
Luke 2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
Luke 2:38 And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.
1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks [be] to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 5:20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
Revelation 4:9 And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,


Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 49:6 And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.
John 1:16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin [is] death; but the gift of God [is] eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans 8:32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
1 John 4:9-10 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. ... Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son [to be] the propitiation for our sins.
1 John 5:11-12 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. ... He that hath the Son hath life; [and] he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
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1Ch 16:8, 35. Ps 30:4, 12; 92:1. Is 9:6; 49:6. Lk 2:14, 38. Jn 1:16; 3:16. Ro 6:23; 8:32. 1Co 15:57. 2Co 2:14; 9:11. Ep 5:20. Jm 1:17. 1Jn 4:9; 5:11. Rv 4:9.

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