But now (nuni de). Repeats the very words used in Luke 23 . I go (poreuomai). Futuristic present as in John 14:2 . Ministering unto the saints (diakonon toi agioi). Present active participle of purpose like eulogounta in Acts 3:26 . This collection had been one of Paul's chief cares for over a year now (see 2 Corinthians 8 ; 2 Corinthians 9 ). See 2 Corinthians 8:4 .