1Nowconcerning the collectionfor the saints,as I have given order to the churches of Galatia,evensodoye.2Upon the first day of the weeklet every one of youlaybyhim in store , asGod hath prospered him , that there benogatheringswhen I come .
3Andwhen I come , whomsoeverye shall approveby your letters,them will I send to bringyourliberalityauntoJerusalem.4Andif it bemeet that I goalso, they shall gowithme.5Now I will comeuntoyou,when I shall pass throughMacedonia:for I do pass throughMacedonia.6And it may be that I will abide , yea,andwinterwithyou,thatye may bringme on my journeywhithersoeverIgo .
7For I willnotseeyounowby the way;but I trust to tarry a whilewithyou,if the Lordpermit .
8But I will tarryatEphesusuntilPentecost.9For a greatdoorandeffectual is opened unto me,and there are manyadversaries .
10NowifTimotheuscome , seethat he may bewithyou without fear:for he worketh the work of the Lord,asIalso do.
11Letnomanthereforedespisehim:butconducthimforthinpeace,that he may comeuntome:for I look forhimwith the brethren.12Astouching our brotherApollos,Igreatlydesiredhimtocomeuntoyouwith the brethren:but his willwasnot at alltocome at this time; but he will comewhen he shall have convenient time .
Watch ye , stand fastin the faith, quit you like men , be strong .
14Letallyourthings be donewithcharity.15Ibeseechyou,brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas,that it is the firstfruits of Achaia,and that they have addictedthemselvesto the ministry of the saints,)
16Thatye submit yourselves unto such,and to every one that helpeth with us, andlaboureth .
17I am gladof the coming of StephanasandFortunatusandAchaicus: for that which was lacking on your partthey have supplied .
18For they have refreshedmyspiritandyours:therefore acknowledge ye them that are such.19
The churches of Asiasaluteyou.AquilaandPriscillasaluteyoumuchin the Lord,with the church that is intheirhouse.20All the brethrengreetyou. Greet ye one anotherwith an holykiss.21
The salutation of me Paul with mine ownhand.22
If any manlovenot the LordJesusChrist, let him beAnathemaMaranatha.23
The grace of our LordJesusChrist be withyou.24Mylove be withyouallinChristJesus.Amen. [The first epistle to the Corinthians was writtenfromPhilippibyStephanasandFortunatusandAchaicusandTimotheus.]