1Nowconcerning1the collection for 2the saints, as 3I directed the churches of 4Galatia, sodo you also.
On 5the first day of everyweekeachone of you is to aputaside and save, as he may prosper, so that 6nocollections be madewhen I come.
3When I arrive, 7whomever you may approve, I will send them with letters to carry your gift to Jerusalem;
and if it is fitting for me to goalso, they will go with me.
But I 8will come to you after I gothrough9Macedonia, for I 10am goingthroughMacedonia;
and perhaps I will stay with you, orevenspend the winter, so that you may 11send me on my waywherever I may go.
For I do not wish to see you now12just in passing; for I hope to remain with you for sometime, 13if the Lordpermits.
But I will remain in 14Ephesusuntil15Pentecost;
for a 16widedoorbfor effective service has opened to me, and 17there are manyadversaries.
10Nowif18Timothycomes, see that he is with you withoutccause to be afraid, for he is doing19the Lord'swork, as I also am.
1120So let noonedespise him. But 21send him on his way22in peace, so that he may come to me; for I expect him with the brethren.
But concerning23Apollos our brother, I encouraged him greatly to come to you with the brethren; and it was not at all his desire to comenow, but he will comewhen he has opportunity.
1324Be on the alert, 25standfirm in the faith, 26actlikemen, 27be strong.
Let all that you do be done28in love.
15Now I urge you, brethren (you know the 29household of Stephanas, that dthey were the 30firstfruits of 31Achaia, and that they have devotedthemselves for 32ministry to 33the saints ),
that 34you also be in subjection to suchmen and to everyone who helps in the work and labors.
I rejoiceover the e35coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus, because they have fsupplied36what was lacking on your part.
For they 37have refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore38acknowledgesuchmen.
The churches of 39Asiagreet you. 40Aquila and Priscagreet you heartily in the Lord, with 41the church that is in their house.
20All the brethrengreet you. 42Greetoneanother with a holykiss.
The greeting is in 43my ownhand -gPaul.
22Ifanyone does not love the Lord, he is to be h44accursed. i45Maranatha.
2346The grace of the LordJesus be with you.
My love be with you all in ChristJesus. Amen.