1 Corinthians 16
He exhorteth them to relieve the want of the brethren at Jerusalem:
1 Corinthians 16:1 Concernynge the gadderynge that is made for the sayntes, as I haue ordeyned in the congregacions of Galacia, euen so do ye also. 1 Corinthians 16:2 Vpon some Sabbath daye let euery one of you put aside by him selfe, and laye vp what so euer he thinketh mete, that the colleccion be not to gather whan I come. 1 Corinthians 16:3 Whan I am come, whom so euer ye shal alowe by youre letters, the wyll I sende to brynge youre liberalite vnto Ierusalem. 1 Corinthians 16:4 Neuertheles yf it be mete that I go thither also, they shal go with me. 1 Corinthians 16:5 But I wil come vnto you, whan I go thorow Macedonia: for thorow Macedonia wyl I take my iourney. 1 Corinthians 16:6 With you peradueture wil I abyde, or els wynter, that ye maye brynge me on my waye, whither so euer I go. 1 Corinthians 16:7 I wyl not se you now in my passage, for I hope to abyde a whyle with you, yf the LORDE shal suffre me. 1 Corinthians 16:8 But I wil tary at Ephesus vntyll whitsontyde. 1 Corinthians 16:9 For a greate and frutefull dore is opened vnto me, and there are many aduersaries.
1 Corinthians 16:10 Yf Timotheus come, se that he be without feare with you, for he worketh ye worke of the, LORDE as I do. 1 Corinthians 16:11 Let no man therfore despyse him, but conuaye him forth in peace, that he maye come vnto me, for I loke for him with the brethren. 1 Corinthians 16:12 As for brother Apollo, be ye sure, that I greatly desyred him to come vnto you with the brethre. And his mynde was not at all to come at this tyme, but he wyl come wha he hath oportunyte.
and after friendly admonitions,
1 Corinthians 16:13 Watch ye, stonde fast in the faith, quyte you like men, and be stronge: 1 Corinthians 16:14 let all youre thinges be done in loue. 1 Corinthians 16:15 But brethren (ye knowe the house off Stephana, that they are the first frutes in Achaia, and that they haue appoynted the selues to mynister vnto the sayntes)
shutteth up his epistle with divers salutations.
1 Corinthians 16:16 I exhorte you to be obedient vnto soche, and to all that helpe and laboure. 1 Corinthians 16:17 I am glad of the comynge of Stephana and Fortunatus, and Achaicus. For loke what was lackynge vnto me on youre parte, yt haue they suppleed: 1 Corinthians 16:18 they haue refresshed my sprete and youres. Knowe them therfore that are soch. 1 Corinthians 16:19 The congregacions of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you moch in the LORDE, and so doth the cogregacion that is in their house. 1 Corinthians 16:20 All the brethren salute you. Salute ye one another with an holy kysse. 1 Corinthians 16:21 The salutacion of me Paul wt myne awne hande. 1 Corinthians 16:22 Yf eny ma loue not the LORDE Iesus Christ, the same be Anathema Maharan Matha. 1 Corinthians 16:23 The grace of the LORDE Iesus Christ be with you. 1 Corinthians 16:24 My loue be with you all in Christ Iesu. Amen.