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1 Corinthians 16 Tree of Life Version (TLV)

Collection for Jerusalem and Final Greetings

16 Now concerning the collection for the kedoshim, as I directed Messiah’s communities in Galatia, you do likewise. On the first day of the week, let each of you set something aside, saving up whatever is gained, so no collections take place when I come. Then whenever I arrive, I will send whomever you approve with letters of introduction to carry your gift to Jerusalem. If it is advisable for me to go also, they will go with me.

But I will come to you after I have passed through Macedonia—for I am passing through Macedonia. Perhaps I will stay with you, or even spend the winter, so that you can help me on my journey—wherever I go. For I do not wish to see you now just in passing—for I hope to stay on with you for a while, if the Lord permits. But I will stay on at Ephesus until Shavuot, for a great door has opened wide for me, though many are in opposition.

10 Now if Timothy comes, see that he has nothing to fear among you—for he is doing the Lord’s work, just as I am. 11 No one, then, should treat him with disrespect. But set him on his way in shalom, so that he might come to me; for I am expecting him, along with the brothers.

12 Now about our brother Apollos, I strongly urged him to come to you with the brothers and sisters, and he was quite unwilling to come now—but he will come when he has an opportunity.

13 Be on the alert! Stand firm in the faith! Be men of courage! Be strong! [a] 14 Let all that you do be done in love.

15 Now I urge you, brothers and sisters (you know the household of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves in service to the kedoshim), 16 also to submit to people such as these, and to everyone working together and laboring. 17 I rejoice at the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus, for they made up for your absence. 18 For they refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore acknowledge such men.

19 Messiah’s communities in Asia[b] greet you. Aquila and Prisca[c] greet you warmly in the Lord, with the community that meets in their house. 20 All the brothers and sisters greet you. Greet one another with a holy kiss.

21 This greeting is in my own hand—Paul’s. 22 If anyone does not love the Lord, let him be cursed. Marana, tha! Our Lord, come![d]

23 The grace of the Lord Yeshua be with you. 24 My love be with you all in Messiah Yeshua.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Corinthians 16:14 cf. Ps. 30:24(LXX); 31:25(24).
  2. 1 Corinthians 16:19 The Roman province of Asia, in the western part of Asia Minor (now part of Turkey).
  3. 1 Corinthians 16:19 Also Priscilla; cf. Acts 18:2, 18, 26; 1 Cor. 16:19; 2 Tim. 4:19.
  4. 1 Corinthians 16:22 Some mss. say Maran atha! Our Lord has come! or Our Lord is coming! (Aram.)
Tree of Life Version (TLV)

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1 Corinthians 16 New International Version (NIV)

The Collection for the Lord’s People

16 Now about the collection for the Lord’s people: Do what I told the Galatian churches to do. On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with your income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made. Then, when I arrive, I will give letters of introduction to the men you approve and send them with your gift to Jerusalem. If it seems advisable for me to go also, they will accompany me.

Personal Requests

After I go through Macedonia, I will come to you—for I will be going through Macedonia. Perhaps I will stay with you for a while, or even spend the winter, so that you can help me on my journey, wherever I go. For I do not want to see you now and make only a passing visit; I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord permits. But I will stay on at Ephesus until Pentecost, because a great door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many who oppose me.

10 When Timothy comes, see to it that he has nothing to fear while he is with you, for he is carrying on the work of the Lord, just as I am. 11 No one, then, should treat him with contempt. Send him on his way in peace so that he may return to me. I am expecting him along with the brothers.

12 Now about our brother Apollos: I strongly urged him to go to you with the brothers. He was quite unwilling to go now, but he will go when he has the opportunity.

13 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. 14 Do everything in love.

15 You know that the household of Stephanas were the first converts in Achaia, and they have devoted themselves to the service of the Lord’s people. I urge you, brothers and sisters, 16 to submit to such people and to everyone who joins in the work and labors at it. 17 I was glad when Stephanas, Fortunatus and Achaicus arrived, because they have supplied what was lacking from you. 18 For they refreshed my spirit and yours also. Such men deserve recognition.

Final Greetings

19 The churches in the province of Asia send you greetings. Aquila and Priscilla[a] greet you warmly in the Lord, and so does the church that meets at their house. 20 All the brothers and sisters here send you greetings. Greet one another with a holy kiss.

21 I, Paul, write this greeting in my own hand.

22 If anyone does not love the Lord, let that person be cursed! Come, Lord[b]!

23 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.

24 My love to all of you in Christ Jesus. Amen.[c]

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Corinthians 16:19 Greek Prisca, a variant of Priscilla
  2. 1 Corinthians 16:22 The Greek for Come, Lord reproduces an Aramaic expression (Marana tha) used by early Christians.
  3. 1 Corinthians 16:24 Some manuscripts do not have Amen.
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