2 Corinthians 8:20 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

2 Corinthians 8:20, NIV: We want to avoid any criticism of the way we administer this liberal gift.

2 Corinthians 8:20, ESV: We take this course so that no one should blame us about this generous gift that is being administered by us,

2 Corinthians 8:20, KJV: Avoiding this, that no man should blame us in this abundance which is administered by us:

2 Corinthians 8:20, NASB: taking precaution so that no one will discredit us in our administration of this generous gift;

2 Corinthians 8:20, NLT: We are traveling together to guard against any criticism for the way we are handling this generous gift.

2 Corinthians 8:20, CSB: We are taking this precaution so that no one will criticize us about this large sum that we are administering.

What does 2 Corinthians 8:20 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

An unnamed representative of the Macedonian churches, famous for preaching the gospel, will accompany Titus to Corinth to help with the collection of funds for Jerusalem (2 Corinthians 8:18–19).

Paul wanted to add this representative in part to provide as many witnesses and as much openness as possible for this collection of funds. He wanted to avoid giving anyone a valid reason to question his motives or integrity in handling these donated monies. Perhaps another accusation that some had used against Paul was that he was planning to take some of the donations for himself. That's why he wanted as many representatives as possible from the donating churches to join the delegation.