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1 Corinthians 16:3-13 (New International Version)

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3 Then, when I arrive, I will give letters of introduction to the men you approve1 and send them with your gift to Jerusalem. 4 If it seems advisable for me to go also, they will accompany me.

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5 After I go through Macedonia, I will come to you2--for I will be going through Macedonia.3 6 Perhaps I will stay with you awhile, or even spend the winter, so that you can help me on my journey,4 wherever I go. 7 I do not want to see you now and make only a passing visit; I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord permits.5 8 But I will stay on at Ephesus6 until Pentecost,7 9 because a great door for effective work has opened to me,8 and there are many who oppose me. 10 If Timothy9 comes, see to it that he has nothing to fear while he is with you, for he is carrying on the work of the Lord,10 just as I am. 11 No one, then, should refuse to accept him.11 Send him on his way12 in peace13 so that he may return to me. I am expecting him along with the brothers. 12 Now about our brother Apollos:14 I strongly urged him to go to you with the brothers. He was quite unwilling to go now, but he will go when he has the opportunity. 13 Be on your guard; stand firm15 in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.16
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