Collection for the Jerusalem Church
1Now about the collection16:1 Ac 11:30; 2Co 8:4 for the saints: Do the same as I instructed the Galatian16:1 Gl 1:2 churches.
2On the first day of the week,16:2 Mt 28:1; Mk 16:9; Lk 24:1; Jn 20:1,19; Ac 20:7 each of you is to set something aside and save in keeping with how he is prospering, so that no collections will need to be made when I come.16:2 2Co 9:1–5
3When I arrive, I will send with letters16:3 2Co 8:16–22 those you recommend to carry your gift to Jerusalem.16:3 Mt 23:37; Ac 8:1
4If it is suitable for me to go as well, they will travel with me.
Paul’s Travel Plans
5I will come to you after I pass through Macedonia16:5 Ac 16:9 — for I will be traveling through Macedonia —
6and perhaps I will remain with you or even spend the winter, so that you may send me on my way wherever I go.
7I don’t want to see you now just in passing, since I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord allows.16:7 Ps 143:10; Pr 16:9; Jn 5:30; Gl 1:4; Eph 1:9; 1Jn 2:17
9because a wide door16:9 Col 4:3 for effective ministry has opened for me16:9 Lit door has opened to me, great and effective — yet many oppose me.
10If Timothy comes, see that he has nothing to fear while with you, because he is doing the Lord’s work,16:10 Jn 5:17; 2Jn 8 just as I am.
15Brothers and sisters, you know the household of Stephanas: They are the firstfruits16:15 Lv 2:12 of Achaia16:15 Ac 18:12 and have devoted themselves to serving the saints. I urge you
16also to submit to such people, and to everyone who works and labors with them.
17I am delighted to have Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus present, because these men have made up for your absence.
19The churches of Asia16:19 Ac 6:9 send you greetings.16:19–20 Rm 16:3–23; 2Co 13:12; Php 4:21–22; Col 4:10–15; 1Th 5:26; Phm 23–24 Aquila and Priscilla16:19 Ac 18:2 send you greetings warmly in the Lord, along with the church that meets in their home.16:19 Rm 16:5
22If anyone does not love the Lord, a curse be on him. Our Lord, come!16:22 Aramaic Marana tha
23The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.16:23–24 2Co 13:13; Gl 6:18; Eph 6:23–24; Php 4:23; Col 4:18; 1Th 5:28; 2Th 3:18
24My love be with all of you in Christ Jesus.
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