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 have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye. 1 Corinthians 16:2 Upon the first [day] of the week, let every one of you lay by him in store, as [God] hath prospered him, that there be no collections when I come. 1 Corinthians 16:3 And when I come, whomsoever ye shall approve by [your] letters, them will I send to bring your liberality to Jerusalem. 1 Corinthians 16:4 And if it be proper that I should go also, they shall go with me. 1 Corinthians 16:5 Now I will come to you, when I shall pass through Macedonia: for I am to pass through Macedonia. 1 Corinthians 16:6 And it may be that I shall abide, and even winter with you, that ye may bring me on my journey whithersoever I go. 1 Corinthians 16:7 For I will not see you now by the way; but I trust to tarry a while with you, if the Lord permit. 1 Corinthians 16:8 But I shall tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost. 1 Corinthians 16:9 For a great door and effectual is opened to me, and [there are] many adversaries.
1 Corinthians 16:10 Now if Timothy come, see that he may 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 conduct him forth in peace, that he may come to me: for I look for him with the brethren. 1 Corinthians 16:12 As concerning [our] brother Apollos, I greatly desired him to come to you with the brethren: but his will was not at all to come at this time; but he will come when he shall have convenient time.
and after friendly admonitions,
1 Corinthians 16:13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, acquit yourselves like men, be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:14 Let all your things be done with charity. 1 Corinthians 16:15 I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the first fruits of Achaia, and [that] they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,)
shutteth up his epistle with divers salutations.
1 Corinthians 16:16 That ye submit yourselves to such, and to every one that helpeth with [us], and laboreth. 1 Corinthians 16:17 I am glad of the coming of Stephanas, and Fortunatus, and Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part, they have supplied. 1 Corinthians 16:18 For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: therefore acknowledge ye them that are such. 1 Corinthians 16:19 The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house. 1 Corinthians 16:20 All the brethren greet you. Greet ye one another with a holy kiss. 1 Corinthians 16:21 The salutation of [me] Paul with my own hand. 1 Corinthians 16:22 If any man loveth not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema, Maran-atha. 1 Corinthians 16:23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with you. 1 Corinthians 16:24 My love [be] with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.