2 Corinthians 9:1-15, NLT
2 Corinthians 9
The Collection for Christians in Jerusalem
1I really don’t need to write to you about this ministry of giving for the believers in Jerusalem.*9:1 Greek about the offering for God’s holy people.
3But I am sending these brothers to be sure you really are ready, as I have been telling them, and that your money is all collected. I don’t want to be wrong in my boasting about you.
6Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop.
“They share freely and give generously to the poor.
Their good deeds will be remembered forever.”*9:9 Ps 112:9.
10For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity*9:10 Greek righteousness. in you.
11Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God.
13As a result of your ministry, they will give glory to God. For your generosity to them and to all believers will prove that you are obedient to the Good News of Christ.