Now concerninga1the collection for the saints: as I directed the churches of Galatia, so you also are to do.
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.
And when I arrive, I will send 5those whom you accredit by letter to carry your gift to Jerusalem.
If it seems advisable that I should go also, they will accompany me.
56I will visit you after passing through 7Macedonia, for 8I intend to pass through Macedonia,
and perhaps I will stay with you or even spend the winter, so that you may 9help me on my journey, wherever I go.
For I do not want to see you now 10just in passing. I hope to spend some time with you, 11if the Lord permits.
But I will stay in Ephesus until 12Pentecost,
for 13a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and 14there are many adversaries.