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1 Corinthians 16:1-24

16  Now 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.  Every 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.  But when I get there, whatever men YOU approve of by letters,+ these I shall send to carry YOUR kind gift to Jerusalem.  However, if it is fitting for me to go there also, they will go there with me.  But 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;+  and perhaps I shall stay or even pass the winter with YOU, that YOU may conduct+ me partway to where I may be going.  For 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.+  But I am remaining in Eph′e·sus+ until the [festival of] Pentecost;  for a large door that leads to activity has been opened to me,+ but there are many opposers. 10  However, if Timothy+ arrives, see that he becomes free of fear among YOU, for he is performing the work of Jehovah,*+ even as I am. 11  Let 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. 12  Now 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. 13  Stay awake,+ stand firm in the faith,+ carry on as men,+ grow* mighty.+ 14  Let all YOUR affairs take place with love.+ 15  Now 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.+ 16  May YOU also keep submitting yourselves to persons of that kind and to everyone cooperating and laboring.+ 17  But 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. 18  For they have refreshed my spirit+ and YOURS. Therefore recognize men of that sort.+ 19  The 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. 20  All the brothers greet YOU. Greet one another with a holy kiss.+ 21  [Here is] my greeting, Paul’s, in my own hand.+ 22  If anyone has no affection for the Lord, let him be accursed.+ O our Lord, come!*+ 23  May the undeserved kindness of the Lord Jesus be with YOU. 24  May my love be with all of YOU in union with Christ Jesus.


See App 1D.
See App 1D.
Or, “be.”
Or, “entreat.”
The Roman province of southern Greece with its capital at Corinth.
See App 5B.
Or, “Our Lord is coming”; or, “Our Lord has come.” Gr., Ma·ran′ a·tha′, a transliteration from Aram.