1 Corinthians 16:1-11 NIV

The Collection for God's People

1 Now about the collection1 for God's people:2 Do what I told the Galatian3 churches to do.

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2 On the first day of every week,4 each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made.5

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3 Then, when I arrive, I will give letters of introduction to the men you approve6 and send them with your gift to Jerusalem.

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4 If it seems advisable for me to go also, they will accompany me.

Personal Requests

5 After I go through Macedonia, I will come to you7--for I will be going through Macedonia.8

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6 Perhaps I will stay with you awhile, or even spend the winter, so that you can help me on my journey,9 wherever I go.

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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.10

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8 But I will stay on at Ephesus11 until Pentecost,12

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9 because a great door for effective work has opened to me,13 and there are many who oppose me.

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10 If Timothy14 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,15 just as I am.

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11 No one, then, should refuse to accept him.16 Send him on his way17 in peace18 so that he may return to me. I am expecting him along with the brothers.

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