4 otherwise if any aMacedonians come with me and find you unprepared, we—not to speak of you—will be put to shame by this confidence.
5 So I thought it necessary to urge the abrethren that they would go on ahead to you and arrange beforehand your previously promised 1bbountiful gift, so that the same would be ready as a 1cbountiful gift and not 2daffected by covetousness.
8 And aGod is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed;
“aHe scattered abroad, he gave to the poor,
His righteousness 1endures forever.”
13 Because of the proof given by this aministry, they will bglorify God for your obedience to your cconfession of the dgospel of Christ and for the liberality of your 1contribution to them and to all,
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