Bible: 2 Cor 9:2-5

9:2 because I know your eagerness to help. 1  I keep boasting to the Macedonians about this eagerness of yours, 2  that Achaia has been ready to give 3  since last year, and your zeal to participate 4  has stirred up most of them. 5  9:3 But I am sending 6  these brothers so that our boasting about you may not be empty in this case, so that you may be ready 7  just as I kept telling them. 9:4 For if any of the Macedonians should come with me and find that you are not ready to give, we would be humiliated 8  (not to mention you) by this confidence we had in you. 9  9:5 Therefore I thought it necessary to urge these brothers to go to you in advance and to arrange ahead of time the generous contribution 10  you had promised, so this may be ready as a generous gift 11  and not as something you feel forced to do. 12 
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