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The New King James Version

1 Corinthians 16:1–24

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Collection for the Saints

16 Now concerning athe collection for the saints, as I have given orders to the churches of Galatia, so you must do also: bOn 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, cwhomever you approve by your letters I will send to bear your gift to Jerusalem. dBut if it is fitting that I go also, they will go with me.

Personal Plans

Now I will come to you ewhen I pass through Macedonia (for I am passing through Macedonia). And it may be that I will remain, or even spend the winter with you, that you may fsend me on my journey, wherever I go. For I do not wish to see you now on the way; but I hope to stay a while with you, gif the Lord permits.

But I will tarry in Ephesus until hPentecost. For ia great and effective door has opened to me, and jthere are many adversaries.

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

12 Now concerning our brother oApollos, 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.

Final Exhortations

13 pWatch, qstand fast in the faith, be brave, rbe strong. 14 sLet all that you do be done with love.

15 I urge you, brethren—you know tthe household of Stephanas, that it is uthe firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves to vthe ministry of the saints—16 wthat you also submit to such, and to everyone who works and xlabors with us.

17 I am glad about the coming of Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus, yfor what was lacking on your part they supplied. 18 zFor they refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore aacknowledge such men.

Greetings and a Solemn Farewell

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

21 dThe salutation with my own hand—Paul’s.

22 If anyone edoes not love the Lord Jesus Christ, flet him be 1accursed. gO 2Lord, come!

23 hThe grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. 24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.

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