1 Corinthians 16
Berean Literal Bible

The Collection for the Saints

1Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have directed the churches of Galatia, so also you are to do. 2Every first of the week, let each of you put something aside, treasuring up whatever he may be prospered in, so that when I might come, then there should be no collections. 3And when I shall have arrived, whomever you might approve, with letters I will send these to carry your bounty to Jerusalem. 4And if it is suitable for me also to go, they will go with me.

Paul's Travel Plans
(Romans 15:23-33)

5But I will come to you when I shall have gone through Macedonia, for I am going through Macedonia. 6And possibly I will stay with you, or even I will winter, so that you may equip me, wherever I may go. 7For I do not want to see you now in passing; for I hope to remain a certain time with you, if the Lord permits. 8But I will remain in Ephesus until Pentecost. 9For a great and productive door has opened to me, and many are opposing.

Timothy Commended

10Now if Timothy comes, see that he might be with you without fear, for he is doing the Lord’s work, as I also. 11Therefore no one should despise him. But equip him in peace, so that he might come to me; for I am expecting him with the brothers.

12Now concerning Apollos our brother, I exhorted him greatly that he should go to you with the brothers, and his will was not at all that he should come now; but he will come when he shall have opportunity.

Concluding Exhortations

13Watch you; stand firm in the faith; act like men; be strong. 14Let all things of you be done in love.

15Now I exhort you, brothers—you know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruit of Achaia, and they have devoted themselves to service to the saints— 16that you also be subject to such as these, and to everyone joining in the work and laboring.

17Now I rejoice at the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus, because these have filled up your deficiency. 18For they refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore recognize such as these.

Final Greetings
(2 Thessalonians 3:16-18)

19The churches of Asia greet you.

Aquila and Prisca,a with the church at their house, greet you heartily in the Lord.

20All the brothers greet you. Greet one another with a holy kiss.

21The greeting is in my own hand—Paul.

22If anyone does not love the Lord, let him be accursed. Maranatha!b

23The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.

24My love be with all of you in Christ Jesus.


a 19 Or Priscilla
b 22 Greek Maranatha is a transliteration of Aramaic meaning Our Lord come
c 24 SBL, WH, and NA do not include Amen.

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