1 Corinthians 16

Instructions and Greetings

1Now concerning a  the collection for b  the saints, as c  I directed the churches of d  Galatia, so do you also. 2On 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.
3When I arrive h  whomever you may approve, I will send them with letters to carry your gift to Jerusalem; 4and if it is fitting for me to go also, they will go with me.

5But I i  will come to you after I go through j  Macedonia, for I k  am going through Macedonia; 6and 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. 7For 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. 8But I will remain in o  Ephesus until p  Pentecost; 9for a q  wide door
Lit and
for effective service has opened to me, and s  there are many adversaries.

10Now 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.

12But 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. 14Let all that you do be done ae  in love.

15Now 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),
16that al  you also be in subjection to such men and to everyone who helps in the work and labors. 17I 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.
18For they aq  have refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore ar  acknowledge such men.

19The 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. 20All the brethren greet you. av  Greet one another with a holy kiss.

21The greeting is in aw  my own hand
Lit Paul’s
22If 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. 24My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.
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