Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible, by John Wesley, [1754-65], at sacred-texts.com
2 Corinthians 9:1
co2 9:1To write to you - Largely.
2 Corinthians 9:2
co2 9:2I boast to them of Macedonia - With whom he then was.
2 Corinthians 9:3
co2 9:3I have sent the above mentioned brethren before me.
2 Corinthians 9:5
co2 9:5Spoken of before - By me, to the Macedonians. Not as a matter of covetousness - As wrung by importunity from covetous persons.
2 Corinthians 9:6
co2 9:6He that soweth sparingly shall reap sparingly; he that soweth bountifully shall reap bountifully - A general rule. God will proportion the reward to the work, and the temper whence it proceeds.
2 Corinthians 9:7
co2 9:7Of necessity - Because he cannot tell how to refuse.
2 Corinthians 9:8
co2 9:8How remarkable are these words! Each is loaded with matter and increases all the way it goes. All grace - Every kind of blessing. That ye may abound to every good work - God gives us everything, that we may do good therewith, and so receive more blessings. All things in this life, even rewards, are, to the faithful, seeds in order to a future harvest. Pro 22:9
2 Corinthians 9:9
co2 9:9He hath scattered abroad - (A generous word.) With a full hand, without any anxious thought which way each grain falls. His righteousness - His beneficence, with the blessed effects of it. Remaineth for ever - Unexhausted, God still renewing his store. Psa 112:9
2 Corinthians 9:10
co2 9:10And he who supplieth seed - Opportunity and ability to help others. And bread - All things needful for your own souls and bodies. Will continually supply you with that seed, yea, multiply it to you more and more. And increase the fruits of your righteousness - The happy effects of your love to God and man. Isa 55:10
2 Corinthians 9:11
co2 9:11Which worketh by us thanksgiving to God - Both from us who distribute, and them who receive, your bounty.
2 Corinthians 9:13
co2 9:13Your avowed subjection - Openly testified by your actions. To all men - Who stand in need of it.
2 Corinthians 9:15
co2 9:15His unspeakable gift - His outward and inward blessings, the number and excellence of which cannot he uttered.