1 Corinthians 16 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now, concerning what you wrote about the money to be raised to help God's people in Judea. You must do what I told the churches in Galatia to do. 1 Now about the collection for God's people: Do what I told the Galatian churches to do.
2 Every Sunday each of you must put aside some money, in proportion to what you have earned, and save it up, so that there will be no need to collect money 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 After I come, I shall give letters of introduction to those you have approved, and send them to take your gift 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 If it seems worthwhile for me to go, then they can go along with me. 4 If it seems advisable for me to go also, they will accompany me.
5 I shall come to you after I have gone through Macedonia - for I have to go through Macedonia. 5 After I go through Macedonia, I will come to you--for I will be going through Macedonia.
6 I shall probably spend some time with you, perhaps the whole winter, and then you can help me to continue my trip, wherever it is I shall go next. 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 I want to see you more than just briefly in passing; I hope to spend quite a long time with you, if the Lord allows. 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 I will stay here in Ephesus until the day of Pentecost. 8 But I will stay on at Ephesus until Pentecost,
9 There is a real opportunity here for great and worthwhile work, even though there are many opponents. 9 because a great door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many who oppose me.
10 If Timothy comes your way, be sure to make him feel welcome among you, because he is working for the Lord, just 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 No one should look down on him, but you must help him continue his trip in peace, so that he will come back to me; for I am expecting him back with the believers. 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 Now, about brother Apollos. I have often encouraged him to visit you with the other believers, but he is not completely convinced that he should go at this time. When he gets the chance, however, he will go. 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 alert, stand firm in the faith, be brave, be strong. 13 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.
14 Do all your work in love. 14 Do everything in love.
15 You know about Stephanas and his family; they are the first Christian converts in Achaia and have given themselves to the service of God's people. I beg you, my friends, 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 to follow the leadership of such people as these, and of anyone else who works and serves with them. 16 to submit to such as these and to everyone who joins in the work, and labors at it.
17 I am happy about the coming of Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus; they have made up for your absence 17 I was glad when Stephanas, Fortunatus and Achaicus arrived, because they have supplied what was lacking from you.
18 and have cheered me up, just as they cheered you up. Such men as these deserve notice. 18 For they refreshed my spirit and yours also. Such men deserve recognition.
19 The churches in the province of Asia send you their greetings; Aquila and Priscilla and the church that meets in their house send warm Christian greetings. 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 believers here send greetings. Greet one another with the kiss of peace. 20 All the brothers here send you greetings. Greet one another with a holy kiss.
21 With my own hand I write this: [Greetings from Paul.] 21 I, Paul, write this greeting in my own hand.
22 Whoever does not love the Lord - a curse on him! [Marana tha] - Our Lord, come! 22 If anyone does not love the Lord--a curse be on him. Come, O Lord !
23 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you. 23 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.
24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. 24 My love to all of you in Christ Jesus. Amen.