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1 Corinthians 16 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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The Collection for Jerusalem
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:1 - Now regarding your question about the money being collected for God’s people in Jerusalem. You should follow the same procedure I gave to the churches in Galatia.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:2 - On the first day of each week, you should each put aside a portion of the money you have earned. Don’t wait until I get there and then try to collect it all at once.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:3 - When I come, I will write letters of recommendation for the messengers you choose to deliver your gift to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:4 - And if it seems appropriate for me to go along, they can travel with me.
Paul’s Final Instructions
(cf. Act 19:21 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:5 - I am coming to visit you after I have been to Macedonia,[fn] for I am planning to travel through Macedonia.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:6 - Perhaps I will stay awhile with you, possibly all winter, and then you can send me on my way to my next destination.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:7 - This time I don’t want to make just a short visit and then go right on. I want to come and stay awhile, if the Lord will let me.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:8 - In the meantime, I will be staying here at Ephesus until the Festival of Pentecost.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:9 - There is a wide-open door for a great work here, although many oppose me.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:10 - When Timothy comes, don’t intimidate him. He is doing the Lord’s work, just as I am.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:11 - Don’t let anyone treat him with contempt. Send him on his way with your blessing when he returns to me. I expect him to come with the other believers.[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:12 - Now about our brother Apollos—I urged him to visit you with the other believers, but he was not willing to go right now. He will see you later when he has the opportunity.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:13 - Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous.[fn] Be strong.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:14 - And do everything with love.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:15 - You know that Stephanas and his household were the first of the harvest of believers in Greece,[fn] and they are spending their lives in service to God’s people. I urge you, dear brothers and sisters,[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:16 - to submit to them and others like them who serve with such devotion.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:17 - I am very glad that Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus have come here. They have been providing the help you weren’t here to give me.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:18 - They have been a wonderful encouragement to me, as they have been to you. You must show your appreciation to all who serve so well.
Paul’s Final Greetings
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:19 - The churches here in the province of Asia[fn] send greetings in the Lord, as do Aquila and Priscilla[fn] and all the others who gather in their home for church meetings.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:20 - All the brothers and sisters here send greetings to you. Greet each other with Christian love.[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:22 - If anyone does not love the Lord, that person is cursed. Our Lord, come![fn]
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:23 - May the grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:24 - My love to all of you in Christ Jesus.[fn]
NLT Footnotes
Macedonia was in the northern region of Greece.
Greek with the brothers; also in 16:12.
Greek Be men.
Greek in Achaia, the southern region of the Greek peninsula.
Greek brothers; also in 16:20.
Asia was a Roman province in what is now western Turkey.
Greek Prisca.
Greek with a sacred kiss.
From Aramaic, Marana tha. Some manuscripts read Maran atha, “Our Lord has come.”
Some manuscripts add Amen.

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