1 Corinthians 16

Chapter 16

Paul counsels, Stand fast in the faith; let all things be done with charity.

1 Now concerning the acollection for the saints, as I have bgiven order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye.

2 Upon the afirst day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath bprospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.

3 And when I come, whomsoever ye shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your aliberality unto Jerusalem.

4 And if it be ameet that I go also, they shall go with me.

5 Now I will come unto you, when I shall pass through Macedonia: for I do pass through Macedonia.

6 And it may be that I will abide, yea, and winter with you, that ye may bring me on my journey whithersoever I go.

7 For I will not see you now aby the way; but I btrust to ctarry a while with you, if the Lord permit.

8 But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost.

9 For a great adoor and beffectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.

10 Now if aTimotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear: for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do.

11 Let no man therefore adespise him: but conduct him forth in peace, that he may come unto me: for I look for him with the brethren.

12 As touching our brother aApollos, I greatly desired him to come unto you with the brethren: but his will was not at all to come at this time; but he will come when he shall have convenient time.

13 aWatch ye, bstand fast in the cfaith, dquit you like emen, be strong.

14 Let all your things be done with acharity.

15 I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of aStephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have baddicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,)

16 That ye submit yourselves unto such, and to every one that helpeth with us, and laboureth.

17 I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which was alacking on your part they have supplied.

18 For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: therefore acknowledge ye them that are such.

19 The churches of Asia salute you. aAquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.

20 All the brethren greet you. Greet ye one another with an holy akiss.

21 The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand.

22 If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema aMaran-atha.

23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.

The first epistle to the Corinthians was written from Philippi by Stephanas, and Fortunatus, and Achaicus, and Timotheus.