American Standard Version

1 Corinthians 16

He exhorteth them to relieve the want of the brethren at Jerusalem:

1 Corinthians 16:1 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I gave order to the churches of Galatia, so also do ye. 1 Corinthians 16:2 Upon the first day of the week let each one of you lay by him in store, as he may prosper, that no collections be made when I come. 1 Corinthians 16:3 And when I arrive, whomsoever ye shall approve, them will I send with letters to carry your bounty unto Jerusalem: 1 Corinthians 16:4 and if it be meet for me to go also, they shall go with me. 1 Corinthians 16:5 But I will come unto you, when I shall have passed through Macedonia; for I pass through Macedonia; 1 Corinthians 16:6 but with you it may be that I shall abide, or even winter, that ye may set me forward on my journey whithersoever I go. 1 Corinthians 16:7 For I do not wish to see you now by the way; for I hope to tarry a while with you, if the Lord permit. 1 Corinthians 16:8 But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost; 1 Corinthians 16:9 for a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.

commendeth Timothy:

1 Corinthians 16:10 Now if Timothy come, see that he be with you without fear; for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do: 1 Corinthians 16:11 let no man therefore despise him. But set him forward on his journey in peace, that he may come unto me: for I expect him with the brethren. 1 Corinthians 16:12 But as touching Apollos the brother, I besought him much to come unto you with the brethren: and it was not all [his] will to come now; but he will come when he shall have opportunity.

and after friendly admonitions,

1 Corinthians 16:13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:14 Let all that ye do be done in love. 1 Corinthians 16:15 Now I beseech you, brethren (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have set themselves to minister unto the saints),

shutteth up his epistle with divers salutations.

1 Corinthians 16:16 that ye also be in subjection unto such, and to every one that helpeth in the work and laboreth. 1 Corinthians 16:17 And I rejoice at the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part they supplied. 1 Corinthians 16:18 For they refreshed my spirit and yours: acknowledge ye therefore them that are such. 1 Corinthians 16:19 The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Prisca salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house. 1 Corinthians 16:20 All the brethren salute you. Salute one another with a holy kiss. 1 Corinthians 16:21 The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand. 1 Corinthians 16:22 If any man loveth not the Lord, let him be anathema. Maranatha. 1 Corinthians 16:23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you. 1 Corinthians 16:24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.

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