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The Christians in Palestine, from various causes, suffered from poverty. Paul awakened an interest in them among the Gentile churches, and made pecuniary collections in their behalf (Ac 24:17; Ro 15:25-26; 1Co 16:1-3; 2Co 8:9; Ga 2:10).
"Now after several years I came to bring alms to my nation and to present offerings;
but now, I am going to Jerusalem serving the saints. For Macedonia and Achaia have been pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the saints in Jerusalem.
They only asked us to remember the poor--the very thing I also was eager to do.