1 Corinthians (1 Co) 16

1 Corinthians (1 Co) 16

1Now, in regard to the collection being made for God’s people: you are to do the same as I directed the congregations in Galatia to do. 2Every week, on Motza’ei-Shabbat, each of you should set some money aside, according to his resources, and save it up; so that when I come I won’t have to do fundraising. 3And when I arrive, I will give letters of introduction to the people you have approved, and I will send them to carry your gift to Yerushalayim. 4If it seems appropriate that I go too, they will go along with me.
5I will visit you after I have gone through Macedonia, for I am intending to pass through Macedonia, 6and I may stay with you or even spend the winter, so that you may help me continue my travels wherever I may go. 7For I don’t want to see you now, when I am only passing through; because I am hoping to spend some time with you, if the Lord allows it. 8But I will remain in Ephesus until Shavu‘ot, 9because a great and important door has opened for my work, and there are many people opposing me.
10If Timothy comes, see that he has nothing to be afraid of while he is with you; for he is doing the Lord’s work, just as I am. 11So let no one treat him with disrespect. Help him on his way in peace, so that he will return to me, for the brothers and I are expecting him.
12As for brother Apollos, I strongly urged him to go and visit you along with the other brothers; and although it was not at all his desire to come at this time, he will come when he has the opportunity.
13Stay alert, stand firm in the faith, behave like a mentsh, grow strong. 14Let everything you do be done in love.
15Now, brothers, you know that the household of Stephanas were the first people in Achaia to put their trust in the Messiah, and they have devoted themselves to serving God’s people. 16I urge you to submit yourselves to people like these and to everyone who works and toils with them. 17I am glad that Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus are here, because they have helped make up for your not being here. 18They have refreshed my spirit, just as they have yours. I want you to show appreciation for people like these.
19The congregations in the province of Asia send greetings to you. Aquila and Priscilla greet you in union with the Lord, as does the congregation that meets in their house. 20All the brothers send you their greetings. Greet one another with a holy kiss.
21Now, I Sha’ul, greet you in my own handwriting.
22If anyone does not love the Lord, a curse on him! Marana, ta!
[Our Lord, come!]
23May the grace of the Lord Yeshua be with you.
24My love is with you all, in union with the Messiah Yeshua.

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