And when I am with you, whatever brethren you accredit by letter I will send to carry your kind gift to Jerusalem.
And if it is worth while for me also to make the journey, they shall go as my companions.
I shall come to you after passing through Macedonia; for my plan will be to pass through Macedonia;
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.
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.
I shall remain in Ephesus, however, until the time of the Harvest Festival,
for a wide door stands open before me which demands great efforts, and we have many opponents.
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.
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.
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.
Be on the alert; stand firm in the faith; acquit yourselves like men; be strong.