1 Corinthians 16

Instructions and Greetings

Now concerning a the collection for b the saints, as c I directed the churches of d Galatia, so do you also. On e the first day of every week each one of you is to
Lit put by himself
put aside and save, as he may prosper, so that g no collections be made when I come.
When I arrive h whomever you may approve, I will send them with letters to carry your gift to Jerusalem; and if it is fitting for me to go also, they will go with me.

But I i will come to you after I go through j Macedonia, for I k am going through Macedonia; and perhaps I will stay with you, or even spend the winter, so that you may l send me on my way wherever I may go. For I do not wish to see you now m  just in passing; for I hope to remain with you for some time n if the Lord permits. But I will remain in o Ephesus until p Pentecost; for a q wide door
Lit and
for effective service has opened to me, and s there are many adversaries.

10 Now if t Timothy comes, see that he is with you without
Lit fear; for
cause to be afraid, for he is doing v the Lord’s work, as I also am.
11  w So let no one despise him. But x send him on his way y in peace, so that he may come to me; for I expect him with the brethren.

12 But concerning z Apollos our brother, I encouraged him greatly to come to you with the brethren; and it was not at all his desire to come now, but he will come when he has opportunity.

13  aa Be on the alert ab stand firm in the faith ac act like men ad be strong. 14 Let all that you do be done ae in love.

15 Now I urge you, brethren (you know the af household of Stephanas, that
Lit it was
they were the ah first fruits of ai Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves for aj ministry to ak the saints),
16 that al you also be in subjection to such men and to everyone who helps in the work and labors. 17 I rejoice over the
Or presence
,
an coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus, because they have
Or made up for your absence
supplied ap what was lacking on your part.
18 For they aq have refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore ar acknowledge such men.

19 The churches of as Asia greet you. at Aquila and Prisca greet you heartily in the Lord, with au the church that is in their house. 20 All the brethren greet you. av Greet one another with a holy kiss.

21 The greeting is in aw my own hand
Lit Paul’s
Paul.
22 If anyone does not love the Lord, he is to be
Gr anathema
,
az accursed.
I.e. O [our] Lord come!
,
bb Maranatha.
23  bc The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you. 24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.
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