We want you to know
About the grace of God
That has been granted
To the churches
Γνωρίζομεν δὲ ὑμῖν, ἀδελφοί, τὴν χάριν τοῦ Θεοῦ τὴν δεδομένην ἐν ταῖς ἐκκλησίαις τῆς Μακεδονίας,
Paul said, calling the Corinthians brothers (ἀδελφοί), that we want you to know (Γνωρίζομεν δὲ ὑμῖν) about the grace of God (τὴν χάριν τοῦ Θεοῦ) that has been granted (τὴν δεδομένην) to the churches (ἐν ταῖς ἐκκλησίαις) of Macedonia (τῆς Μακεδονίας). Paul now turned to the collection for the Christian people in Jerusalem. Paul began talking about the churches in Macedonia that was north of Greece and Corinth. There are at least three churches in Macedonia mentioned in Acts, chapters 16-17, the churches at Philippi, Thessalonica, and Beroea. The grace of God had been granted to these Christian churches. Do you know where Macedonia is?