1 Corinthians 16:3-13 NIV

3 Then, when I arrive, I will give letters of introduction to the men you approve1 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 you2--for I will be going through Macedonia.3

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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,4 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.5

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8 But I will stay on at Ephesus6 until Pentecost,7

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9 because a great door for effective work has opened to me,8 and there are many who oppose me.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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13 Be on your guard; stand firm15 in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.16

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