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1 Corinthians 16:1–3

The Collection for the Saints

16 Now concerning1 ethe collection for the saints: as I directed the churches of Galatia, so you also are to do. On fthe first day of every week, each of you is to put something aside and store it up, gas he may prosper, hso that there will be no collecting when I come. And when I arrive, I will send ithose whom you accredit by letter to carry your gift to Jerusalem.

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1 Corinthians 16:1–3 — The New International Version (NIV)

Now about the collection for the Lord’s people: Do what I told the Galatian churches to do. On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with your income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made. Then, when I arrive, I will give letters of introduction to the men you approve and send them with your gift to Jerusalem.

1 Corinthians 16:1–3 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye. Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come. And when I come, whomsoever ye shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality unto Jerusalem.

1 Corinthians 16:1–3 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Now regarding your question about the money being collected for God’s people in Jerusalem. You should follow the same procedure I gave to the churches in Galatia. On the first day of each week, you should each put aside a portion of the money you have earned. Don’t wait until I get there and then try to collect it all at once. When I come, I will write letters of recommendation for the messengers you choose to deliver your gift to Jerusalem.

1 Corinthians 16:1–3 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given orders to the churches of Galatia, so you must do also: 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. And when I come, whomever you approve by your letters I will send to bear your gift to Jerusalem.

1 Corinthians 16:1–3 — New Century Version (NCV)

Now I will write about the collection of money for God’s people. Do the same thing I told the Galatian churches to do: On the first day of every week, each one of you should put aside money as you have been blessed. Save it up so you will not have to collect money after I come. When I arrive, I will send whomever you approve to take your gift to Jerusalem. I will send them with letters of introduction,

1 Corinthians 16:1–3 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I gave order to the churches of Galatia, so also do ye. Upon the first day of the week let each one of you lay by him in store, as he may prosper, that no collections be made when I come. And when I arrive, whomsoever ye shall approve, them will I send with letters to carry your bounty unto Jerusalem:

1 Corinthians 16:1–3 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I directed the assemblies of Galatia, so do ye do also. On the first of the week let each of you put by at home, laying up in whatever degree he may have prospered, that there may be no collections when I come. And when I am arrived, whomsoever ye shall approve, these I will send with letters to carry your bounty to Jerusalem:

1 Corinthians 16:1–3 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Now, concerning the money to be collected for God’s people in Jerusalem: I want you to do as I directed the churches in Galatia. Every Sunday each of you should set aside some of your money and save it. Then money won’t have to be collected when I come. When I come, I will give letters of introduction to the people whom you choose. You can send your gift to Jerusalem with them.

1 Corinthians 16:1–3 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Now about the collection for the saints: You should do the same as I instructed the Galatian churches. On the first day of the week, each of you is to set something aside and save in keeping with how he prospers, so that no collections will need to be made when I come. When I arrive, I will send with letters those you recommend to carry your gracious gift to Jerusalem.

1 Corinthians 16:1–3 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Now concerning the collection for the saints: you should follow the directions I gave to the churches of Galatia. On the first day of every week, each of you is to put aside and save whatever extra you earn, so that collections need not be taken when I come. And when I arrive, I will send any whom you approve with letters to take your gift to Jerusalem.

1 Corinthians 16:1–3 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Now concerning the collection for the saints: just as I gave directions about it to the churches of Galatia, so you do also. On the first day of the week, each one of you put aside something, saving up to whatever extent he has prospered, in order that whenever I come, at that time collections do not take place. And whenever I arrive, whomever you approve by letters, I will send these to take your gift to Jerusalem.

1 Corinthians 16:1–3 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

Now I want to deal with the offering of money for God’s people.

Do what I told the churches in Galatia to do. On the first day of every week, each of you should put some money away. The amount should be in keeping with how much money you make. Save the money so that you won’t have to take up an offering when I come. When I arrive, I will send some people with your gift to Jerusalem. They will be people you consider to be good. And I will give them letters that explain who they are.

1 Corinthians 16:1–3 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I directed the churches of Galatia, so do you also.

On the first day of every week each one of you is to put aside and save, as he may prosper, so that no collections be made when I come.

When I arrive, whomever you may approve, I will send them with letters to carry your gift to Jerusalem;