16 Now concerning the collection+ that is for the holy ones,+ just as I gave orders to the congregations of Ga·la′ti·a,+ do that way also yourselves. 2 Every first day of the week let each of YOU at his own house set something aside in store as he may be prospering, so that when I arrive collections will not take place then. 3 But when I get there, whatever men YOU approve of by letters,+ these I shall send to carry YOUR kind gift to Jerusalem. 4 However, if it is fitting for me to go there also, they will go there with me.
5 But I shall come to YOU when I have gone through Mac·e·do′ni·a, for I am going through Mac·e·do′ni·a;+ 6 and perhaps I shall stay or even pass the winter with YOU, that YOU may conduct+ me partway to where I may be going. 7 For I do not want to see YOU just now on [my] passing through, for I hope to remain some time with YOU,+ if Jehovah*+ permits.+ 8 But I am remaining in Eph′e·sus+ until the [festival of] Pentecost; 9 for a large door that leads to activity has been opened to me,+ but there are many opposers.
10 However, if Timothy+ arrives, see that he becomes free of fear among YOU, for he is performing the work of Jehovah,*+ even as I am. 11 Let no one, therefore, look down upon him.+ Conduct him partway in peace, that he may get here to me, for I am waiting for him with the brothers.
15 Now I exhort* YOU, brothers: YOU know that the household of Steph′a·nas is the firstfruits+ of A·cha′ia* and that they set themselves to minister to the holy ones.+ 16 May YOU also keep submitting yourselves to persons of that kind and to everyone cooperating and laboring.+ 17 But I rejoice over the presence* of Steph′a·nas+ and For·tu·na′tus and A·cha′i·cus, because they have made up for YOUR not being here. 18 For they have refreshed my spirit+ and YOURS. Therefore recognize men of that sort.+
19 The congregations of Asia send YOU their greetings.+ Aq′ui·la and Pris′ca together with the congregation that is in their house+ greet YOU heartily in [the] Lord. 20 All the brothers greet YOU. Greet one another with a holy kiss.+