1 Corinthians 16:5-15 NIV

Personal Requests

5 After I go through Macedonia, I will come to you1--for I will be going through Macedonia.2

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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,3 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.4

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8 But I will stay on at Ephesus5 until Pentecost,6

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9 because a great door for effective work has opened to me,7 and there are many who oppose me.

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10 If Timothy8 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,9 just as I am.

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11 No one, then, should refuse to accept him.10 Send him on his way11 in peace12 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:13 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 firm14 in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.15

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14 Do everything in love.16

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15 You know that the household of Stephanas17 were the first converts18 in Achaia,19 and they have devoted themselves to the service20 of the saints.21 I urge you, brothers,

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