16 Now concerning the collection which is for the saints Just as I directed the assemblies of Galatia So also do ye:—
2 Upon the first of the week let each one of you put by itself in store as he may be prospering,—Lest as soon as I come then collections should be in progress.
3 And as soon as I arrive whomsoever ye shall approve by letters these will I send to bear away your favour unto Jerusalem:
4 And if it be meet that I also be journeying with me shall they journey.
5 Now I will come unto you as soon as I have passed through Macedonia,—For I do pass through Macedonia;
6 And with you I may perhaps sojourn or winter,—That ye may set me forward whithersoever I may be journeying.
7 For I do not wish to see you just now by the way; For I hope to remain some time with you,—If the Lord permit.
8 But I remain in Ephesus until the Pentecost,
9 For a door unto me hath opened great and effectual and opposers are many.
10 But if Timothy should come See that without fear he be with you, For in the work of the Lord doth he labour even as I:
11 Let no one then despise him; And set ye him forward in peace that he may come unto me, For I expect him with the brethren.
12 But concerning Apollos the brother Much did I beseech him that he would come unto you with the brethren, But there was by no means any will that he should come now;—He will come however as soon as he hath good opportunity.
13 Be on the watch, Stand firm in the faith, Be men,—Be strong;
14 Let all your affairs in love be carried on.
15 Now I beseech you, brethren,—Ye know the house of Stephanas that it is a first-fruit of Achaia, and for the purpose of ministering they devoted themselves unto the saints—
16 That ye also be submitting yourselves unto such as these,—and unto everyone helping in the work and toiling.
17 I rejoice moreover in the presence of Stephanas and Fortunatus, and Achaicus: Because your own shortcoming these have filled up:—
18 They have given rest in fact unto my spirit and yours: Hold in acknowledgment therefore such as these.
19 The assemblies of Asia salute you: Aquila and Priscilla with the assembly meeting at their house salute you much in the Lord:
20 All the brethren salute you:—Salute ye one another with a holy kiss.
21 The salutation of Paul—with my own hand.
22 If anyone doth not dearly love the Lord Let him be anathema [that is, “accursed”]: Maran atha [that is, “The Lord cometh,”].
23 The favour of the Lord Jesus be with you.
24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus.