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.
Let all that you do be done in love.
Now, brothers and sisters, b you know that members of the household of Stephanas were the first converts in Achaia, and they have devoted themselves to the service of the saints;
I urge you to put yourselves at the service of such people, and of everyone who works and toils with them.
I rejoice at the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus, because they have made up for your absence;
for they refreshed my spirit as well as yours. So give recognition to such persons.
The churches of Asia send greetings. Aquila and Prisca, together with the church in their house, greet you warmly in the Lord.
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