1Now concerning the collection that is for the holy ones, just as I gave orders to the congregations of Ga‧la′ti‧a, do that way also yourselves.2Every first day of the week let each of YOU at his own house set something aside in store as he may be prospering, so that when I arrive collections will not take place then.3But when I get there, whatever men YOU approve of by letters, these I shall send to carry YOUR kind gift to Jerusalem.4However, if it is fitting for me to go there also, they will go there with me.
5But I shall come to YOU when I have gone through Mac‧e‧do′ni‧a, for I am going through Mac‧e‧do′ni‧a;6and perhaps I shall stay or even pass the winter with YOU, that YOU may conduct me partway to where I may be going.7For I do not want to see YOU just now on [my] passing through, for I hope to remain some time with YOU, if Jehovah permits.8But I am remaining in Eph′e‧sus until the [festival of] Pentecost;9for a large door that leads to activity has been opened to me, but there are many opposers.
10However, if Timothy arrives, see that he becomes free of fear among YOU, for he is performing the work of Jehovah, even as I am.11Let no one, therefore, look down upon him. Conduct him partway in peace, that he may get here to me, for I am waiting for him with the brothers.
12Now concerning A‧pol′los our brother, I entreated him very much to come to YOU with the brothers, and yet it was not his will at all to come now; but he will come when he has the opportunity.
15Now I exhort YOU, brothers: YOU know that the household of Steph′a‧nas is the firstfruits of A‧cha′ia and that they set themselves to minister to the holy ones.16May YOU also keep submitting yourselves to persons of that kind and to everyone cooperating and laboring.17But I rejoice over the presence of Steph′a‧nas and For‧tu‧na′tus and A‧cha′i‧cus, because they have made up for YOUR not being here.18For they have refreshed my spirit and YOURS. Therefore recognize men of that sort.
19The congregations of Asia send YOU their greetings. Aq′ui‧la and Pris′ca together with the congregation that is in their house greet YOU heartily in [the] Lord.20All the brothers greet YOU. Greet one another with a holy kiss.
21[Here is] my greeting, Paul’s, in my own hand.
22If anyone has no affection for the Lord, let him be accursed. O our Lord, come!23May the undeserved kindness of the Lord Jesus be with YOU.24May my love be with all of YOU in union with Christ Jesus.