[1] NOW concerning the collection for the saints, as I gave order to the churches of Galaria, so also do ye.[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.[3] And when I arrive, whomsoever〖Or, whomsoever ye shall approve by letters, them will I send &c.〗 ye shall approve, them will I send with letters to carry your bounty unto Jerusalem:[4] and if it be meet for me to go also, they shall go with me.[5] But I will come unto you, when I shall have passed through Macedonia; for I pass through Macedonia;[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.[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.[8] But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost;[9] for a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.

[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:[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.[12] But as touching Apollos the brother, I besought him much to come unto you with the brethren: and it was not at all his〖Or, God's will that he should come now. Comp. Rom. 2. 18 marg.〗 will to come now; but he will come when he shall have opportunity.

[13] Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.[14] Let all that ye do be done in love.

[15] Now I beseech you, brethren (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the first-fruits of Achaia, and that they have set themselves to minister unto the saints),[16] that ye also be in subjection unto such, and to every one that helpeth in the work and laboreth.[17] And I rejoice at the coming〖Gr. presence. 2 Cor. 10. 10.〗 of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part they supplied.[18] For they refreshed my spirit and yours: acknowledge ye therefore them that are such.

[19] The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Prisca salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.[20] All the brethren salute you. Salute one another with a holy kiss.

[21] The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand.[22] If any man loveth not the Lord, let him be anathema. Maranatha.〖That is O (or Our) Lord, come!〗[23] The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.[24] My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.

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