2 Corinthians 8:14

Greek/English Interlinear with Strong’s Numbers

King James Version

But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality:
New King James Version

but by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may supply their lack, the their abundance also may supply your lack – that there may be equality.
New American Standard Bible

at this present time your abundance being a supply for their want, that their abundance also may become a supply for your want, that there may be equality;
New International Version

At the present time your plenty will supply what you need. Then there will be equality,
The Amplified Bible

But to have equality [share and share alike], your surplus over necessity at the present time going to meet their want and to equalize the difference created by it, so that [at some other time] their surplus in turn may be given to supply your want. Thus there may be equality.
Wuest’s Expanded Translation

But, out of fairness to all, at the present season your superfluity may be a supply for that which they lack, in order that their superfluity may become a supply for your lack, so that there might be an equitable arrangement in this matter.
Phillips’ Modern English

It is a matter of share and share like. At present your plenty should supply their need, and then at some future date their plenty may supply your need. In that way we share with each other.
Williams’ Language of the People

but through an equalizing of matters in the present crisis I do want your abundance to relieve their need, that some day their abundance may relieve your need, so that equality may exist –
2 Cor. 8:13 π 2 Cor. 8:15
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See Also:

Writings on the Paidion Books Site
That Reference This Scripture

  1. Spiritual Deception; Lords of Darkness - Neil Girrard The antithetical nature of God and riches raises the question of whether the gospel of the kingdom of God can be truly received by peoples of nations where wealth is the god that is sacrificially served, obeyed and worshiped.

  2. 8. Surmounting Three Major Obstacles; The Unfinished Reformation - An Analysis - Neil Girrard Morrison again looks ahead to “a united church,” offering his ideas (compiled in the late 1940s) as to how to overcome what he saw as three major obstacles to “ecumenical unity.”
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