When Timothy comes, treat him with respect. He is doing the Lord's work, just as I am.
Don't let anyone despise him. Send him on his way with your blessings when he returns to me. I am looking forward to seeing him soon, along with the other brothers.
Now about our brother Apollos -- I urged him to join the other brothers when they visit you, but he was not willing to come right now. He will be seeing you later, when the time is right.
Be on guard. Stand true to what you believe. Be courageous. Be strong.
And everything you do must be done with love.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)