Macedonia and Achaia are providing resources (Rom 15:26)

“Macedonia

And Achaia

Have been pleased

To share their resources

By making a contribution

To the poor

Among the saints

At Jerusalem.”

ηὐδόκησαν γὰρ Μακεδονία καὶ Ἀχαΐα κοινωνίαν τινὰ ποιήσασθαι εἰς τοὺς πτωχοὺς τῶν ἁγίων τῶν ἐν Ἱερουσαλήμ.

Paul said that Macedonia (γὰρ Μακεδονία) and Achaia (καὶ Ἀχαΐα) had been pleased (ηὐδόκησαν) to share their resources or make a certain contribution (κοινωνίαν τινὰ ποιήσασθαι) to the poor (εἰς τοὺς πτωχοὺς) among the saints (τῶν ἁγίων) at Jerusalem (τῶν ἐν Ἱερουσαλήμ).  Macedonia was the area north of Greece, now called Northern Macedonia.  Achaia was in the northwestern area of Greece also.  Both these Greek areas, mentioned in Acts, chapters 16-20, were willing to contribute to the poor Christian Jews in Jerusalem, after Paul had Christianized some of the people there.  Thus, Paul was going back to Jerusalem with this gift from these new Christian Greeks.  Have you ever contributed to another Christian church?

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