Therefore, as you abound in everything, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that you abound in this grace also.
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Paul is exhorting the Corinthians to take pride in these things in the sight of the other churches, for if they are keen to minister to the saints it is proof that they have mended their ways. Commentary on Paul’s Epistles.
Therefore that ye abound in every thing; in faith and utterance, and knowledge, and in all earnestness.
See again his exhortation accompanied with commendations, greater commendations. And he said not, 'that you give,' but that you abound; in faith, namely, of the gifts, and in utterance, the word of wisdom, and knowledge, namely, of the doctrines, and in all earnestness, to the attaining of all other virtue.
And in your love, that, namely of which I have before spoken, of which I have also made proof.
That ye may abound in this grace also. Do you see that for this reason it was that he began by those praises, that advancing forward he might draw them on to the same diligence in these things also.