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2 Corinthians 9:11 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— ye being enriched in everything unto all liberality, which worketh through us thanksgiving to God.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— you will be enriched in everything for all liberality, which through us is producing thanksgiving to God.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— enriched in every way unto all free-hearted liberality, which works through us thanksgiving to God.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— In every thing, being enriched, unto every kind of liberality,—which, indeed, worketh out, through us, thanksgiving unto God;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— in every thing being enriched to all liberality, which doth work through us thanksgiving to God,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— That being enriched in all things, you may abound unto all simplicity which worketh through us thanksgiving to God.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Being enriched in euery thing to al bountifulnes, which causeth through vs thankesgiuing to God.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— that in every thing you may be enriched in all simplicity, which worketh out through us, thanksgiving to Aloha.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— so that in every thing, ye may be enriched unto all liberality, to the completion of our thanksgiving to God.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Being enriched 4148
{4148} Prime
From G4149; to make wealthy (figuratively).
<5746> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 360
in 1722
{1722} Prime
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.
every thing 3956
{3956} Prime
Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.
to 1519
{1519} Prime
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
all 3956
{3956} Prime
Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.
bountifulness, 572
{0572} Prime
From G0573; singleness, that is, (subjectively) sincerity (without dissimulation or self seeking), or (objectively) generosity (copious bestowal).
which 3748
{3748} Prime
From G3739 and G5100; which some, that is, any that; also (definitely) which same.
causeth 2716
{2716} Prime
From G2596 and G2038; to work fully, that is, accomplish; by implication to finish, fashion.
<5736> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 618
through 1223
{1223} Prime
A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through (in very wide applications, local, causal or occasional). In composition it retains the same general import.
us 2257
{2257} Prime
Genitive plural of G1473; of (or from) us.
thanksgiving 2169
{2169} Prime
From G2170; gratitude; active grateful language (to God, as an act of worship).
to God. 2316
{2316} Prime
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 Corinthians 9:11

_ _ Compare 2 Corinthians 9:8.

_ _ bountifulnessGreek, “single-minded liberality.” Translated “simplicity,” Romans 12:8.

_ _ causeth through us — literally, “worketh through us”; that is, through our instrumentality as the distributors.

_ _ thanksgiving — on the part of the recipients.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Corinthians 9:6-15.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

2 Corinthians 9:11

Which worketh by us thanksgiving to God — Both from us who distribute, and them who receive, your bounty.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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2 Corinthians 8:2-3 How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality. ... For to [their] power, I bear record, yea, and beyond [their] power [they were] willing of themselves;
1 Chronicles 29:12-14 Both riches and honour [come] of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand [is] power and might; and in thine hand [it is] to make great, and to give strength unto all. ... But who [am] I, and what [is] my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? for all things [come] of thee, and of thine own have we given thee.
2 Chronicles 31:10 And Azariah the chief priest of the house of Zadok answered him, and said, Since [the people] began to bring the offerings into the house of the LORD, we have had enough to eat, and have left plenty: for the LORD hath blessed his people; and that which is left [is] this great store.
Proverbs 3:9-10 Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: ... So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.
Malachi 3:10-11 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that [there shall] not [be room] enough [to receive it]. ... And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts.
1 Timothy 6:17-18 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; ... That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

or, liberality, Gr. simplicity,
2 Corinthians 8:2 How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.
Romans 12:8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, [let him do it] with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.


2 Corinthians 9:12 For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God;
2 Corinthians 1:11 Ye also helping together by prayer for us, that for the gift [bestowed] upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given by many on our behalf.
2 Corinthians 4:15 For all things [are] for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.
2 Corinthians 8:16 But thanks [be] to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you.
2 Corinthians 8:19 And not [that] only, but who was also chosen of the churches to travel with us with this grace, which is administered by us to the glory of the same Lord, and [declaration of] your ready mind:
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what does "single minded liberality" mean exactly?
- jared (2/18/2012 7:57:28 PM)
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