1 Corinthians 16 NAS

Instructions and Greetings

1 Now concerning 1the collection for 2the saints, as 3I directed the churches of 4Galatia, so do you also.

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2 On 5the first day of every week each one of you is to aput aside * and save, as he may prosper, so that 6no collections be made when I come.

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    • Ī 16:2 - Lit "put by himself"
      3 When I arrive, 7whomever * you may approve, I will send them with letters to carry your gift to Jerusalem;

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      4 and if it is fitting for me to go also, they will go with me.
      5 But I 8will come to you after I go through 9Macedonia, for I 10am going through Macedonia;

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      6 and perhaps I will stay with you, or even spend the winter, so that you may 11send me on my way wherever * I may go.

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      7 For I do not wish to see you now 12just in passing; for I hope to remain with you for some time, 13if the Lord permits.

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      8 But I will remain in 14Ephesus until 15Pentecost;

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      9 for a 16wide door bfor effective service has opened to me, and 17there are many adversaries.

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      10 Now if 18Timothy comes, see that he is with you without ccause to be afraid, for he is doing 19the Lord's work, as I also am.

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      11 20So let no one despise him. But 21send him on his way 22in peace, so that he may come to me; for I expect him with the brethren.

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      12 But concerning 23Apollos our brother, I encouraged him greatly to come to you with the brethren; and it was not at all his desire to come now, but he will come when he has opportunity.

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      13 24Be on the alert, 25stand firm in the faith, 26act like men, 27be strong.

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      14 Let all that you do be done 28in love.

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      15 Now I urge you, brethren (you know the 29household of Stephanas, that dthey were the 30first fruits of 31Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves for 32ministry to 33the saints ),

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      16 that 34you also be in subjection to such men and to everyone who helps in the work and labors.

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      17 I rejoice over the e35coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus, because they have fsupplied 36what was lacking on your part.

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        • Į 16:17 - Or "presence"
        • į 16:17 - Or "made up for your absence"
          18 For they 37have refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore 38acknowledge such men.

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          19 The churches of 39Asia greet you. 40Aquila and Prisca greet you heartily in the Lord, with 41the church that is in their house.

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          20 All the brethren greet you. 42Greet one another with a holy kiss.

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          21 The greeting is in 43my own hand -gPaul.

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          22 If anyone does not love the Lord, he is to be h44accursed. i45Maranatha.

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            • ı 16:22 - Gr "anathema"
            • IJ 16:22 - I.e. O [our] Lord come!
              23 46The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.

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