1 REGARDING the collection for the holy, as I arranged for the churches of Galatia, you must do the same.
2 On the first day of the week let each of you lay up at home something according as he may be prospering, in order that no collections may be going on when I come.
3 When I come, whatever persons you may approve, I will send with letters to carry your gracious gift to Jerusalem.
4 And if it seems best for me to go, they shall go with me.
5 I shall come to you alter I pass through Macedonia. For I shall pass through Macedonia
6 and perhaps I shall make some stay with you or pass the winter with you, so that you may send me forward wherever I may be going.
7 I do not wish to see you now merely in passing, for I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord permits.
8 I shall remain in Ephesus until Pentecost,
9 for a great and effective door has been opened to me, and there are many opponents.
10 If Timothy comes, see to it that he becomes free from fear in his relations to you. For he is doing the Lord's work, just as I am.
11 So let no one think him of no account. Send him forward in peace on his journey to me, for I am expecting him with the brethren.
12 As to Apollos our brother, I urged him strongly to go to you with the brethren. But it was not at all his will to go now, but he will come when it is convenient.
13 Watch, stand firmly in the faith, be manly, be strong,
14 let all that you do be done in love.
15 I beg you, brethren \'97 you know the household of Stephanas, that it is the first-fruit of Achaia and they have devoted themselves to serving the holy \'97
16 I beg you to show deference to such and to every fellow worker and laborer.
17 I rejoice in the arrival of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus, because they made up for my lack of you.
18 For they refreshed my spirit and yours. Appreciate such men.
19 The churches of Asia send you their greetings. Aquila and Prisca with the church in their house greet you heartily in the Lord.
20 All the brethren send greetings to you. Greet one another with a holy kiss.
21 Here is the greeting of me, Paul, by my own hand.
22 If any one does not love the Lord, let him be accursed! Maran atha!
23 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.
24 My love to all of you in Christ Jesus.