Now concerning the contribution for the saints: as I directed the churches of Galatia, so you also are to do.
On the first day of every week, each of you is to put something aside and store it up, as he may prosper, so that contributions need not be made when I come.
And when I arrive, I will send those whom you accredit by letter to carry your gift to Jerusalem.
If it seems advisable that I should go also, they will accompany me.
I will visit you after passing through Macedo'nia, for I intend to pass through Macedo'nia,
and perhaps I will stay with you or even spend the winter, so that you may speed me on my journey, wherever I go.
For I do not want to see you now just in passing; I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord permits.
But I will stay in Ephesus until Pentecost,
for a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.
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