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.
When Timothy comes, see that you put him at ease among you, for he is doing the work of the Lord, as I am.
So let no one despise him. Speed him on his way in peace, that he may return to me; for I am expecting him with the brethren.
As for our brother Apol'los, I strongly urged him to visit you with the other brethren, but it was not at all his will to come now. He will come when he has opportunity.
Be watchful, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong.
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