1 Corinthians 16
The Collection for Jerusalem
1Now 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.
Paul’s Final Instructions
5I am coming to visit you after I have been to Macedonia,*16:5 Macedonia was in the northern region of Greece. for I am planning to travel through Macedonia.
10When Timothy comes, don’t intimidate him. He is doing the Lord’s work, just as I am.
12Now 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.
13Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous.*16:13 Greek Be men. Be strong.
15You know that Stephanas and his household were the first of the harvest of believers in Greece,*16:15a Greek in Achaia, the southern region of the Greek peninsula. and they are spending their lives in service to God’s people. I urge you, dear brothers and sisters,*16:15b Greek brothers; also in 16:20.
Paul’s Final Greetings
19The churches here in the province of Asia*16:19a Asia was a Roman province in what is now western Turkey. send greetings in the Lord, as do Aquila and Priscilla*16:19b Greek Prisca. and all the others who gather in their home for church meetings.
21Here is my greeting in my own handwriting—Paul.
22If anyone does not love the Lord, that person is cursed. Our Lord, come!*16:22 From Aramaic, Marana tha. Some manuscripts read Maran atha, “Our Lord has come.”
23May the grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.
24My love to all of you in Christ Jesus.*16:24 Some manuscripts add Amen.