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1 Corinthians 16:1-6 NIV

The Collection for the Lord’s People

1 Now about the collection for the Lord’s people: Do what I told the Galatian churches to do.

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

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3 Then, when I arrive, I will give letters of introduction to the men you approve 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.

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5 After I go through Macedonia, I will come to you—for I will be going through Macedonia.

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

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  • a 16:19 - Greek "Prisca" , a variant of "Priscilla"
  • b 16:22 - The Greek for "Come, Lord" reproduces an Aramaic expression ("Marana tha" ) used by early Christians.
  • c 16:24 - Some manuscripts do not have "Amen" .