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1 Corinthians 16 WNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 As to the collection for God's people, what I have directed the Churches of Galatia to do, you must do also. 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 let each of you put on one side and store up at his home whatever gain has been granted to him; so that whenever I come, there may then be no collections going on. 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 am with you, whatever brethren you accredit by letter I will send to carry your kind 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 And if it is worth while for me also to make the journey, they shall go as my companions. 4 If it seems advisable for me to go also, they will accompany me.
5 I shall come to you after passing through Macedonia; for my plan will be to pass through Macedonia; 5 After I go through Macedonia, I will come to you--for I will be going through Macedonia.
6 and I shall make some stay with you perhaps, or even spend the winter with you, in order that you may help me forward, whichever way I travel. 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 I do not wish to see you on this occasion merely in passing; but if the Lord permits, I hope to remain some time with you. 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 shall remain in Ephesus, however, until the time of the Harvest Festival, 8 But I will stay on at Ephesus until Pentecost,
9 for a wide door stands open before me which demands great efforts, and we have many opponents. 9 because a great door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many who oppose me.
10 If Timothy pays you a visit, see that he is free from fear in his relations with you; for he is engaged in the Master's work 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 Therefore let no one slight him, but all of you should help him forward in peace to join me; for I am waiting for him and others of the brethren. 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 As for our brother Apollos, I have repeatedly urged him to accompany the brethren who are coming to you: but he is quite resolved not to do so at present. He will come, however, when he has a good opportunity. 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 alert; stand firm in the faith; acquit yourselves like men; be strong. 13 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.
14 Let all that you do be done from motives of love. 14 Do everything in love.
15 And I beseech you, brethren--you know the household of Stephanas, how they were the earliest Greek converts to Christ, and have devoted themselves to the service of God's people-- 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 I beseech you, on your part, to show deference to such men, and to every one who participates in their work and toils hard. 16 to submit to such as these and to everyone who joins in the work, and labors at it.
17 It is a joy to me that Stephanas, Fortunatus and Achaicus have now arrived, because what was wanting so far as you are concerned they have supplied. 17 I was glad when Stephanas, Fortunatus and Achaicus arrived, because they have supplied what was lacking from you.
18 They have refreshed my spirit, and yours. Acknowledge such men as these. 18 For they refreshed my spirit and yours also. Such men deserve recognition.
19 The Churches in the province of Asia send you greetings; and Aquila and Prisca, in hearty Christian love, do the same, together with the Church which meets at 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 The brethren all send greetings to you. Greet one another with a holy kiss. 20 All the brothers here send you greetings. Greet one another with a holy kiss.
21 The final greeting of me--Paul--with my own hand. 21 I, Paul, write this greeting in my own hand.
22 If any one is destitute of love to the Lord, let him be accursed. OUR LORD IS COMING. 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 in Christ Jesus be with you all. 24 My love to all of you in Christ Jesus. Amen.