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1 Corinthians 16:1-4 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Regarding the relief offering for poor Christians that is being collected, you get the same instructions I gave the churches in Galatia. 1 Now about the collection for God's people: Do what I told the Galatian churches to do.
2 Every Sunday each of you make an offering and put it in safekeeping. Be as generous as you can. When I get there you'll have it ready, and I won't have to make a special appeal. 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 Then after I arrive, I'll write letters authorizing whomever you delegate, and send them off to Jerusalem to deliver your gift. 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 you think it best that I go along, I'll be glad to travel with them. 4 If it seems advisable for me to go also, they will accompany me.