1 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I directed the assemblies of Galatia, so also do ye. 2 On the first day of the sabbaths, let each one of you lay by him, treasuring it up, as he may prosper, that no collections be made, when I come. 3 And, when I arrive, whomsoever ye may approve, the same will I send with letters to carry your bounty to Jerusalem; 4 and, if it be meet for me also to go, they shall go with me.
5 And I will come to you, when I shall have passed through Macedonia; for I pass through Macedonia: 6 and it may be that I will remain, or even winter with you, that you may send me forward, wherever I may go. 7 For I do not wish to see you now in passing; for I hope to remain sometime with you, if the Lord permit. 8 But I will remain at Ephesus until the Pentecost; 9 for a door, great and effectual, has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. 10 Now, if Timothy comes, see that he may be with you without fear; for he works the work of the Lord, as I also do. 11 Let no one, therefore, despise him; but send him forward in peace, that he may come to me; for I am expecting him with the brethren.
12 But concerning Apollos, the brother, I besought him much to come to you with the brethren; and it was not at all his will to come now; but he will come, when he shall have opportunity.
13 Watch, stand fast in the faith; be men; be strong. 14 Let all your affairs be carried on in love.
15 Now I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the first-fruit of Achaia, and that they appointed themselves for ministry to the saints), 16 that ye also submit yourselves to such, and to every one who is laboring with us and toiling. 17 And I rejoice at the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus; because these supplied your deficiency. 18 For, they refreshed my spirit and yours; therefore, recognize those who are such.
19 The assemblies of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the assembly meeting at their house. 20 All the brethren salute you. Salute one another with a holy kiss.