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1 Corinthians 16 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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The Collection of Gifts

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Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I directed the churches of Galatia, so do you also.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:2 - On the first day of every week each one of you is to [fn]set something aside, saving whatever he has prospered, so that no collections be made when I come.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:3 - And when I arrive, whomever you may approve, I will send them with letters to carry your gracious gift to Jerusalem,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:4 - and if it is fitting for me to go also, they will go with me.
(cf. Act 19:21 )
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But I will come to you after I go through Macedonia, for I am going through Macedonia;

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:6 - and perhaps I will stay with you, or even spend the winter, so that you may send me on my way wherever I may go.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:7 - For I do not wish to see you now just in passing, for I hope to remain with you for some time, if the Lord permits.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:8 - But I will remain in Ephesus until Pentecost,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:9 - for a wide and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.
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Now if Timothy comes, take care that he is with you without fear, for he is doing the Lord’s work, as I also am.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:11 - So let no one despise him. But send him on his way in peace, so that he may come to me, for I expect him with the brothers.
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Now concerning Apollos our brother, I encouraged him greatly to come to you with the brothers, and it was not at all his desire to come now, but he will come when he has opportunity.

Final Instructions and Greetings

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Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:14 - Let all that you do be done in love.
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Now I exhort you, brothers (you know the household of Stephanas, that [fn]they were the first fruits of Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves for service to the saints),

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:16 - that you also be in subjection to such men and to everyone who helps in the work and labors.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:17 - And I rejoice over the [fn]coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus, because they have [fn]supplied what was lacking on your part.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:18 - For they have refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore recognize such men.
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The churches of Asia greet you. Aquila and Prisca greet you heartily in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:20 - All the brothers greet you. Greet one another with a holy kiss.
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The greeting is in my own hand[fn]Paul.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:22 - If anyone does not love the Lord, he is to be [fn]accursed. [fn]Maranatha.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:23 - The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:24 - My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.
LSB Footnotes
Lit put by himself
Lit it was
Or presence
Or made up for your absence
Lit Paul’s
Gr anathema
O [our] Lord come!

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