1 Corinthians 16 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now about the giving of money for the saints, as I gave orders to the churches of Galatia, so do you. 1 Now about the collection for God's people: Do what I told the Galatian churches to do.
2 On the first day of the week, let every one of you put by him in store, in measure as he has done well in business, so that it may not be necessary to get money together when I come. 2 On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made.
3 And when I come, I will send the men of your selection with letters to take the money you have got together to Jerusalem. 3 Then, when I arrive, I will give letters of introduction to the men you approve and send them with your gift to Jerusalem.
4 And if it is possible for me to go there, they will go with me. 4 If it seems advisable for me to go also, they will accompany me.
5 But I will come to you after I have gone through Macedonia, for that is my purpose; 5 After I go through Macedonia, I will come to you--for I will be going through Macedonia.
6 But I may be with you for a time, or even for the winter, so that you may see me on my way, wherever I go. 6 Perhaps I will stay with you awhile, or even spend the winter, so that you can help me on my journey, wherever I go.
7 For it is not my desire to see you now, on my way; because it is my hope to be with you for some time, if that is the Lord's pleasure. 7 I do not want to see you now and make only a passing visit; I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord permits.
8 But I will be at Ephesus till Pentecost; 8 But I will stay on at Ephesus until Pentecost,
9 For a great and important door there is open to me, and there are a number of people against me. 9 because a great door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many who oppose me.
10 Now if Timothy comes, see that he is with you without fear; because he is doing the Lord's work, even as I am: 10 If Timothy comes, see to it that he has nothing to fear while he is with you, for he is carrying on the work of the Lord, just as I am.
11 See then that he has the honour which is right. But send him on his way in peace, so that he may come to me: for I am looking for him with the brothers. 11 No one, then, should refuse to accept him. Send him on his way in peace so that he may return to me. I am expecting him along with the brothers.
12 But as for Apollos, the brother, I had a great desire for him to come to you with the brothers, but it was not his pleasure to come now; but he will come when he has a chance. 12 Now about our brother Apollos: I strongly urged him to go to you with the brothers. He was quite unwilling to go now, but he will go when he has the opportunity.
13 Be on the watch, unmoved in the faith, and be strong like men. 13 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.
14 Let all you do be done in love. 14 Do everything in love.
15 Now I make my request to you, my brothers, for you have knowledge that the house of Stephanas is the first-fruits of Achaia, and that they have made themselves the servants of the saints, 15 You know that the household of Stephanas were the first converts in Achaia, and they have devoted themselves to the service of the saints. I urge you, brothers,
16 That you put yourselves under such, and under everyone who is helping the Lord's work. 16 to submit to such as these and to everyone who joins in the work, and labors at it.
17 And I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for they have done what was needed to make your work complete. 17 I was glad when Stephanas, Fortunatus and Achaicus arrived, because they have supplied what was lacking from you.
18 For they gave comfort to my spirit and to yours: for which cause give respect to such people. 18 For they refreshed my spirit and yours also. Such men deserve recognition.
19 The churches of Asia send their love to you. So do Aquila and Prisca, with the church which is in their house. 19 The churches in the province of Asia send you greetings. Aquila and Priscilla greet you warmly in the Lord, and so does the church that meets at their house.
20 All the brothers send their love to you. Give one another a holy kiss. 20 All the brothers here send you greetings. Greet one another with a holy kiss.
21 I, Paul, send you these words of love in my writing. 21 I, Paul, write this greeting in my own hand.
22 If any man has not love for the Lord, let him be cursed. Maran atha (our Lord comes). 22 If anyone does not love the Lord--a curse be on him. Come, O Lord !
23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. 23 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.
24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. So be it. 24 My love to all of you in Christ Jesus. Amen.