1 Corinthians 161Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I gave order to the churches of Galatia, so also do ye. 2Upon the first day of the week let each one of you lay by him in store, as he may prosper, that no collections be made when I come. 3And when I arrive, ▼ whomsoever ye shall approve, them will I send with letters to carry your bounty unto Jerusalem: ▼
▼1) Or whomsoever ye shall approve by letters, them will I send etc4and if it be meet for me to go also, they shall go with me. 5But I will come unto you, when I shall have passed through Macedonia; for I pass through Macedonia; 6but with you it may be that I shall abide, or even winter, that ye may set me forward on my journey whithersoever I go. 7For I do not wish to see you now by the way; for I hope to tarry a while with you, if the Lord permit. 8But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost; 9for a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries. 10Now if Timothy come, see that he be with you without fear; for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do: 11let no man therefore despise him. But set him forward on his journey in peace, that he may come unto me: for I expect him with the brethren. 12But as touching Apollos the brother, I besought him much to come unto you with the brethren: and it was not all ▼ his will to come now; but he will come when he shall have opportunity. ▼
▼1) Or, God’s will that he should come now ; Compare Ro 2:18 margin13Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. 14Let all that ye do be done in love. 15Now I beseech you, brethren (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have set themselves to minister unto the saints), 16that ye also be in subjection unto such, and to every one that helpeth in the work and laboreth. 17And I rejoice at the ▼ coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part they supplied. ▼
▼1) Gr presence ; 2 Co 10:1018For they refreshed my spirit and yours: acknowledge ye therefore them that are such. 19The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Prisca salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house. 20All the brethren salute you. Salute one another with a holy kiss. 21The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand. 22If any man loveth not the Lord, let him be anathema. ▼ Maranatha. ▼
▼1) That is O (or Our ) Lord, come!23The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you. 24My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.
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