1 Corinthians 16

The Collection for the Saints

1 Now concerning a the collection for the saints, as I have given orders to the churches of Galatia, so you must do also: 2 b On the first day of the week let each one of you lay something aside, storing up as he may prosper, that there be no collections when I come. 3 And when I come, c whomever you approve by your letters I will send to bear your gift to Jerusalem. 4 d But if it is fitting that I go also, they will go with me.

Plans for Travel

5 Now I will come to you e when I pass through Macedonia (for I am passing through Macedonia). 6 And it may be that I will remain, or even spend the winter with you, that you may f send me on my journey, wherever I go. 7 For I do not wish to see you now on the way; but I hope to stay a while with you, g if the Lord permits. 8 But I will tarry in Ephesus until h Pentecost. 9 For i a great and effective door has opened to me, and j there are many adversaries.

10 And k if Timothy comes, see that he may be with you without fear; for l he does the work of the Lord, as I also do. 11 m Therefore let no one despise him. But send him on his journey n in peace, that he may come to me; for I am waiting for him with the brethren.

Final Instructions

12 Now concerning our brother o Apollos, I strongly urged him to come to you with the brethren, but he was quite unwilling to come at this time; however, he will come when he has a convenient time.

13 p Watch, q stand fast in the faith, be brave, r be strong. 14 s Let all that you do be done with love.

15 I urge you, brethren - you know t the household of Stephanas, that it is u the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves to v the ministry of the saints - 16 w that you also submit to such, and to everyone who works and x labors with us. 17 I am glad about the coming of Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus, y for what was lacking on your part they supplied. 18 z For they refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore a acknowledge such men.


19 The churches of Asia greet you. Aquila and Priscilla greet you heartily in the Lord, b with the church that is in their house. 20 All the brethren greet you. c Greet one another with a holy kiss.

21 d The salutation with my own hand - Paul's. 22 If anyone e does not love the Lord Jesus Christ, f let him be 1 accursed. O 2 Lord, come! 23 h The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. 24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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