1 Now as to the collection for the converts at Jerusalem, do as I have directed for the churches of Galatia. 2 every sabbath-day let every one of you set apart something of what he has happily gain'd, for the common treasury, that there may be no collection when I come. 3 and when I come, I shall send such as you shall approve of, who will convey letters, and your kind present to Jerusalem. 4 and if it be so considerable as to induce me to go, they shall accompany me.
5 I shall come to you, by the way of Macedonia: (for I 6 pass thro' Macedonia) and perhaps I shall make some stay, if not pass the winter with you, that you may forward me on my journey, wherever I go. 7 for I do not design to see you in my passage thither, yet I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord permit. 8 I shall stay at Ephesus, till whitsontide. 9 for I have a very fair and promising opportunity given me of propagating the gospel, tho' there are many opposers. 10 If Timothy visit you, take care he may be perfectly safe: for he labours in the cause of christianity, as well as I. 11 let no man therefore despise him: but conduct him safe, that he may come to me: for I and the brethren expect him.
12 as to brother Apollos, I earnestly entreat him to make you a visit, with the brethren: but he has not the least mind to it at present; however, he will be with you when a fit occasion offers.
13 Be upon the watch, stand firm in the faith, behave your selves like men of fortitude: 14 let all your transactions flow from social affections.
15 You know brethren, that the family of Stephanas were the first converts of Achaia, and have made it their business to be serviceable to christian converts: to such, 16 I beseech you be subservient, and to every one that helpeth us with his labours. 17 I am glad that Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus are come: for what was wanting on your side, they have supplied. 18 for they have quieted my mind as well as yours: therefore to such have a regard.
19 The churches of Asia, salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you with much christian affection, and so do the church that is in their house. 20 all the brethren salute you. salute one another with an holy kiss.
21 I Paul salute you, and with my own handwriting. 22 If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be accurst. 23 the favour of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. 24 present my love to every christian among you. amen.