1 Now concerning the collection :for the saints, as I gave order to the churches of :Galatia, so also do ye. 2 Upon the first day of the week let each of you lay by him in store, as he may prosper, that when I come no collections be then made. 3 And when I arrive whomsoever ye shall approve with letters, them will I send to carry your :bounty to 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 it may be that I shall abide with you; or 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 some time with you, if the Lord permit. 8 But I will tarry at Ephesus until :Pentecost; 9 for a great door and effectual is opened to me, and adversaries are many. 10 Now if Timothy come, see that he be with you without fear; for he worketh the Lord’s work, as I also: 11 let no one therefore despise him. But set him forward on his journey in peace, that he 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 the will to come now; but he will come when he shall have opportunity. 13 Watch, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. 14 Let all ye do be in love. 15 Now I beseech you, brethren (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is a first fruit of Achaia, and they have set themselves to minister to the saints), 16 that ye also submit to :such, and to every one that helpeth in the work and toileth. 17 And I rejoice at the presence of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for what was lacking on your :part THEY supplied. 18 For they refreshed my :spirit and :yours: acknowledge ye therefore :such.
19 The churches of :Asia salute you. Aquila and †Prisca salute you much in the Lord, with the church in their house. 20 All the brethren salute you. Greet one another with a holy kiss. 21 greeting of me Paul with my :hand. 22 If any loveth not the Lord, let him be anathema. †Maranatha. 23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you. 24 My :love with you all in Christ Jesus.