1 Corinthians 16 ESV

The Collection for the Saints

1 Now concerninga1the collection for the saints: as I directed the churches of Galatia, so you also are to do.

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    • £ 16:1 - The expression Now concerning introduces a reply to a question in the Corinthians' letter; see 7:1; also verse 12
      2 On 2the first day of every week, each of you is to put something aside and store it up, 3as he may prosper, 4so that there will be no collecting when I come.

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      3 And when I arrive, I will send 5those whom you accredit by letter to carry your gift to Jerusalem.

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      4 If it seems advisable that I should go also, they will accompany me.

      Plans for Travel

      5 6I will visit you after passing through 7Macedonia, for 8I intend to pass through Macedonia,

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      6 and perhaps I will stay with you or even spend the winter, so that you may 9help me on my journey, wherever I go.

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          7 For I do not want to see you now 10just in passing. I hope to spend some time with you, 11if the Lord permits.

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          8 But I will stay in Ephesus until 12Pentecost,

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          9 for 13a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and 14there are many adversaries.

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          10 15When Timothy comes, see that you put him at ease among you, for 16he is doing 17the work of the Lord, as I am.

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          11 So 18let no one despise him. 19Help him on his way 20in peace, that he may return to me, for I am expecting him with the brothers.

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          Final Instructions

          12 Now concerning 21our brother Apollos, I strongly urged him to visit you with the other brothers, but it was not at all his willb to come now. He will come when he has opportunity.

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            • ¤ 16:12 - Or God's will for him
              13 22Be watchful, 23stand firm in the faith, 24act like men, 25be strong.

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              14 26Let all that you do be done in love.

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              15 Now I urge you, brothersc--you know that 27the householdd of Stephanas were 28the first converts in Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves 29to the service of the saints--

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                • ¥ 16:15 - Or brothers and sisters; also verse 20
                • ¦ 16:15 - Greek house
                  16 30be subject to such as these, and to every fellow worker and laborer.

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                  17 I rejoice at the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus, because they have made up for 31your absence,

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                  18 for they 32refreshed my spirit as well as yours. 33Give recognition to such men.

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                  Greetings

                  19 The churches of Asia send you greetings. 34Aquila and Prisca, together with 35the church in their house, send you hearty greetings in the Lord.

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                  20 All the brothers send you greetings. 36Greet one another with a holy kiss.

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                  21 I, Paul, write 37this greeting with my own hand.

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                  22 If anyone has no love for the Lord, let him be 38accursed. Our Lord, come!e

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                    • § 16:22 - Greek Maranatha (a transliteration of Aramaic)
                      23 39The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.

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                      24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.