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1 Corinthians 16 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now I want to deal with the offering of money for God's people. 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 On the first day of every week, each of you should put some money away. The amount should be in keeping with how much money you make. Save the money so that you won't have to take up an offering 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 When I arrive, I will send some people with your gift to Jerusalem. They will be people you consider to be good. And I will give them letters that explain who they are. 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 good for me to go also, they will go with me. 4 If it seems advisable for me to go also, they will accompany me.
5 After I go through Macedonia, I will come to you. I will only be passing through Macedonia. 5 After I go through Macedonia, I will come to you--for I will be going through Macedonia.
6 But I might stay with you for a while. I might even spend the winter. Then you can help me on my journey everywhere 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 I don't want to see you now while I am just passing through. I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord allows it. 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 stay at Ephesus until the day of Pentecost. 8 But I will stay on at Ephesus until Pentecost,
9 A door has opened wide for me to do some good work here. There are many people who oppose me. 9 because a great door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many who oppose me.
10 Timothy might come to you. Make sure he has nothing to worry about while he is with you. He is doing the work of 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 refuse to accept him. Send him safely on his way so he can return to me. I'm expecting him to come back along with the others. 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 I want to say something about our brother Apollos. I tried my best to get him to go to you with the others. But he didn't want to go right now. He will go when he can. 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 your guard. 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 Be loving in everything you do. 14 Do everything in love.
15 You know that the first believers in Achaia were from the family of Stephanas. They have spent all their time serving God's people. Brothers and sisters, I am asking you 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 lead of people like them. Follow everyone who joins in the task and works hard at it. 16 to submit to such as these and to everyone who joins in the work, and labors at it.
17 I was glad when Stephanas, Fortunatus and Achaicus arrived. They have supplied me with what you couldn't give me. 17 I was glad when Stephanas, Fortunatus and Achaicus arrived, because they have supplied what was lacking from you.
18 They renewed my spirit, and yours also. People like that are worthy of honor. 18 For they refreshed my spirit and yours also. Such men deserve recognition.
19 The churches in Asia Minor send you greetings. Aquila and Priscilla greet you warmly because of the Lord's love. So does the church that meets 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 and sisters here send you greetings. Greet one another with a holy kiss. 20 All the brothers here send you greetings. Greet one another with a holy kiss.
21 I, Paul, am writing this greeting with my own hand. 21 I, Paul, write this greeting in my own hand.
22 If anyone does not love the Lord, let a curse be on that person! Come, Lord! 22 If anyone does not love the Lord --a curse be on him. Come, O Lord !
23 May the grace of the Lord Jesus be with you. 23 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.
24 I give my love to all of you who belong to Christ Jesus. Amen. 24 My love to all of you in Christ Jesus. Amen.