And when I arrive, I will send any whom you approve with letters to take your gift to Jerusalem.
If it seems advisable that I should go also, they will accompany me.
I will visit you after passing through Macedonia—for I intend to pass through Macedonia—
and perhaps I will stay with you or even spend the winter, so that you may send me on my way, wherever I go.
I do not want to see you now just in passing, for I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord permits.
But I will stay in Ephesus until Pentecost,
for a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.
If Timothy comes, see that he has nothing to fear among you, for he is doing the work of the Lord just as I am;
therefore let no one despise him. Send him on his way in peace, so that he may come to me; for I am expecting him with the brothers.
Now concerning our brother Apollos, I strongly urged him to visit you with the other brothers, but he was not at all willing a to come now. He will come when he has the opportunity.
Keep alert, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong.
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