Collection for the Saints
1Now concerning ⚓the collection for the saints, as I have given orders to the churches of Galatia, so you must do also:
2⚓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.
3And when I come, ⚓whomever you approve by your letters I will send to bear your gift to Jerusalem.
4⚓But if it is fitting that I go also, they will go with me.
5Now I will come to you ⚓when I pass through Macedonia (for I am passing through Macedonia).
6And it may be that I will remain, or even spend the winter with you, that you may ⚓send me on my journey, wherever I go.
7For I do not wish to see you now on the way; but I hope to stay a while with you, ⚓if the Lord permits.
8But I will tarry in Ephesus until ⚓Pentecost.
9For ⚓a great and effective door has opened to me, and ⚓there are many adversaries.
10And ⚓if Timothy comes, see that he may be with you without fear; for ⚓he does the work of the Lord, as I also do.
11⚓Therefore let no one despise him. But send him on his journey ⚓in peace, that he may come to me; for I am waiting for him with the brethren.
12Now concerning our brother ⚓Apollos, 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.
13⚓Watch, ⚓stand fast in the faith, be brave, ⚓be strong.
14⚓Let all that you do be done with love.
15I urge you, brethren—you know ⚓the household of Stephanas, that it is ⚓the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves to ⚓the ministry of the saints—
16⚓that you also submit to such, and to everyone who works and ⚓labors with us.
17I am glad about the coming of Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus, ⚓for what was lacking on your part they supplied.
18⚓For they refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore ⚓acknowledge such men.
Greetings and a Solemn Farewell
19The churches of Asia greet you. Aquila and Priscilla greet you heartily in the Lord, ⚓with the church that is in their house.
20All the brethren greet you.
⚓Greet one another with a holy kiss.
21⚓The salutation with my own hand—Paul’s.
22If anyone ⚓does not love the Lord Jesus Christ, ⚓let him be accursed. ⚓O Lord, come!
23⚓The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
24My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.