7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
2 Corinthians 9:6-7
King James Version (KJV)
9:6 Giving bountifully (“literally with blessings”) blessed both the recipients and those who give.
9:7 cheerful, hilaros (hil-ar-oss); Strong’s #2431: Willing, good-natured, joyfully ready. The word describes a s spirit of enjoyment in giving that sweeps away all restraints. The English word hilarious is a transliteration.
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