29 And to the extent that any of the disciples had means, each of them determined to send a contribution for the [a]relief of the brothers and sisters living in Judea.30 And they did this, sending it [b]with Barnabas and Saul to the elders.
25 but now, I am going to Jerusalem, serving the [a]saints.26 For Macedonia and Achaia have been pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the [b]saints in Jerusalem.27 For they were pleased to do so, and they are indebted to them. For if the Gentiles have shared in their spiritual things, they are indebted to do them a service also in material things.28 Therefore, when I have finished this, and have [c]put my seal on this fruit of theirs, I will go on by way of you to Spain.
1 Corinthians 16:1-4New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Instructions and Greetings
16 Now concerning the collection for [a]the saints, as I directed the churches of Galatia, so you are to do as well.2 On the first day of every week, each of you is to [b]put aside and save as he may prosper, so that no collections need to be made when I come.3 When I arrive, whomever you approve, I will send them with letters to take your gift to Jerusalem;4 and if it is appropriate for me to go also, they will go with me.
2 Corinthians 8:1-4New American Standard Bible (NASB)
8 Now, brothers and sisters, we make known to you the grace of God which has been given in the churches of Macedonia,2 that in a [a]great ordeal of affliction their abundance of joy and their deep poverty overflowed in the wealth of their liberality.3 For I testify that according to their ability, and beyond their ability, they gave voluntarily,4 begging us with much urging for the favor [b]of participation in the [c]support of the [d]saints,
2 Corinthians 9:1-2New American Standard Bible (NASB)
God Gives Most
9 For it is superfluous for me to write to you about this ministry to the [a]saints;2 for I know your willingness, of which I boast about you to the Macedonians, namely, that Achaia has been prepared since last year, and your zeal has stirred up most of them.
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