1 Now concerning athe collection for bthe saints, as cI directed the churches of dGalatia, so do you also. 2 On athe first day of every week each one of you is to 1put aside and save, as he may prosper, so that bno collections be made when I come. 3 When I arrive, awhomever you may approve, I will send them with letters to carry your gift to Jerusalem; 4 and if it is fitting for me to go also, they will go with me.
5 But I awill come to you after I go through bMacedonia, for I cam going through Macedonia; 6 and perhaps I will stay with you, or even spend the winter, so that you may asend me on my way wherever I may go. 7 For I do not wish to see you now ajust in passing; for I hope to remain with you for some time, bif the Lord permits. 8 But I will remain in aEphesus until bPentecost; 9 for a awide door 1for effective service has opened to me, and bthere are many adversaries.
10 Now if aTimothy comes, see that he is with you without 1cause to be afraid, for he is doing bthe Lord’s work, as I also am. 11 aSo let no one despise him. But bsend him on his way cin peace, so that he may come to me; for I expect him with the brethren.
12 But concerning aApollos our brother, I encouraged him greatly to come to you with the brethren; and it was not at all his desire to come now, but he will come when he has opportunity.
15 Now I urge you, brethren (you know the ahousehold of Stephanas, that 1they were the bfirst fruits of cAchaia, and that they have devoted themselves for dministry to ethe saints), 16 that ayou also be in subjection to such men and to everyone who helps in the work and labors. 17 I rejoice over the 1acoming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus, because they have 2supplied bwhat was lacking on your part. 18 For they ahave refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore backnowledge such men.
21 The greeting is in amy own hand—1Paul. 22 If anyone does not love the Lord, he is to be 1aaccursed. 2bMaranatha. 23 aThe grace of the Lord Jesus be with you. 24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.
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