2 Corinthians 9:1 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

2 Corinthians 9:1, NIV: There is no need for me to write to you about this service to the Lord's people.

2 Corinthians 9:1, ESV: Now it is superfluous for me to write to you about the ministry for the saints,

2 Corinthians 9:1, KJV: For as touching the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you:

2 Corinthians 9:1, NASB: For it is superfluous for me to write to you about this ministry to the saints;

2 Corinthians 9:1, NLT: I really don't need to write to you about this ministry of giving for the believers in Jerusalem.

2 Corinthians 9:1, CSB: Now concerning the ministry to the saints, it is unnecessary for me to write to you.

What does 2 Corinthians 9:1 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

The previous chapter urged the Corinthians to follow through on their year-old commitment: contributing to a collection meant to help Christians in Jerusalem. Paul begins this chapter claiming he should not need to say anything more about the importance of this ministry. After all, as the following verses will show, it was the initial enthusiasm of the Corinthians to donate that helped get the project off the ground. Their commitment motivated other churches to join in.

Though it should not be necessary to write about this ministry, Paul has done so and will continue to do so. He is eager to see them complete what they started.