1 Corinthians 16

The Collection for the Saints

1 Now concerning a the collection for the saints, as I have given orders to the churches of Galatia, so you must do also: 2 b On the first day of the week let each one of you lay something aside, storing up as he may prosper, that there be no collections when I come. 3 And when I come, c whomever you approve by your letters I will send to bear your gift to Jerusalem. 4 d But if it is fitting that I go also, they will go with me.

Plans for Travel

5 Now I will come to you e when I pass through Macedonia (for I am passing through Macedonia). 6 And it may be that I will remain, or even spend the winter with you, that you may f send me on my journey, wherever I go. 7 For I do not wish to see you now on the way; but I hope to stay a while with you, g if the Lord permits. 8 But I will tarry in Ephesus until h Pentecost. 9 For i a great and effective door has opened to me, and j there are many adversaries.

10 And k if Timothy comes, see that he may be with you without fear; for l he does the work of the Lord, as I also do. 11 m Therefore let no one despise him. But send him on his journey n in peace, that he may come to me; for I am waiting for him with the brethren.

Final Instructions

12 Now concerning our brother o Apollos, I strongly urged him to come to you with the brethren, but he was quite unwilling to come at this time; however, he will come when he has a convenient time.

13 p Watch, q stand fast in the faith, be brave, r be strong. 14 s Let all that you do be done with love.

15 I urge you, brethren - you know t the household of Stephanas, that it is u the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves to v the ministry of the saints - 16 w that you also submit to such, and to everyone who works and x labors with us. 17 I am glad about the coming of Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus, y for what was lacking on your part they supplied. 18 z For they refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore a acknowledge such men.


19 The churches of Asia greet you. Aquila and Priscilla greet you heartily in the Lord, b with the church that is in their house. 20 All the brethren greet you. c Greet one another with a holy kiss.

21 d The salutation with my own hand - Paul's. 22 If anyone e does not love the Lord Jesus Christ, f let him be 1 accursed. O 2 Lord, come! 23 h The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. 24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.

  1. Cross References
    Acts 11:29
    Then the disciples, each according to his ability, determined to send relief to the brethren dwelling in Judea.
    Galatians 2:10
    They desired only that we should remember the poor, the very thing which I also was eager to do.
  2. Cross References
    Acts 20:7
    Now on the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul, ready to depart the next day, spoke to them and continued his message until midnight.
  3. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 3:1
    Do we begin again to commend ourselves? Or do we need, as some others, epistles of commendation to you or letters of commendation from you?
    2 Corinthians 8:18
    And we have sent with him the brother whose praise is in the gospel throughout all the churches.
  4. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 8:4
    Imploring us with much urgency that we would receive the gift and the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.
    2 Corinthians 8:19
    And not only that, but who was also chosen by the churches to travel with us with this gift, which is administered by us to the glory of the Lord Himself and to show your ready mind.
  5. Cross References
    Acts 19:21
    When these things were accomplished, Paul purposed in the Spirit, when he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, to go to Jerusalem, saying, "After I have been there, I must also see Rome.
    2 Corinthians 1:15
    And in this confidence I intended to come to you before, that you might have a second benefit -
    2 Corinthians 1:16
    To pass by way of you to Macedonia, to come again from Macedonia to you, and be helped by you on my way to Judea.
  6. Cross References
    Acts 15:3
    So, being sent on their way by the church, they passed through Phoenicia and Samaria, describing the conversion of the Gentiles; and they caused great joy to all the brethren.
    Romans 15:24
    Whenever I journey to Spain, I shall come to you. For I hope to see you on my journey, and to be helped on my way there by you, if first I may enjoy your company for a while.
    1 Corinthians 16:11
    Therefore let no one despise him. But send him on his journey in peace, that he may come to me; for I am waiting for him with the brethren.
  7. Cross References
    Acts 18:21
    But took leave of them, saying, "I must by all means keep this coming feast in Jerusalem; but I will return again to you, God willing." And he sailed from Ephesus.
    James 4:15
    Instead you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.
  8. Cross References
    Leviticus 23:15 - 22
    And you shall count for yourselves from the day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering: seven Sabbaths shall be completed.
  9. Cross References
    Acts 14:27
    Now when they had come and gathered the church together, they reported all that God had done with them, and that He had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles.
    2 Corinthians 2:12
    Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ's gospel, and a door was opened to me by the Lord.
    Colossians 4:3
    Meanwhile praying also for us, that God would open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in chains.
  10. Cross References
    Acts 19:9
    But when some were hardened and did not believe, but spoke evil of the Way before the multitude, he departed from them and withdrew the disciples, reasoning daily in the school of Tyrannus.
  11. Cross References
    Acts 19:22
    So he sent into Macedonia two of those who ministered to him, Timothy and Erastus, but he himself stayed in Asia for a time.
    2 Timothy 1:2
    To Timothy, a beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
  12. Cross References
    Philippians 2:20
    For I have no one like-minded, who will sincerely care for your state.
    1 Thessalonians 3:2
    And sent Timothy, our brother and minister of God, and our fellow laborer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you and encourage you concerning your faith.
  13. Cross References
    1 Timothy 4:12
    Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
    Titus 2:15
    Speak these things, exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no one despise you.
  14. Cross References
    Acts 15:33
    And after they had stayed there for a time, they were sent back with greetings from the brethren to the apostles.
  15. Cross References
    Acts 18:24
    Now a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man and mighty in the Scriptures, came to Ephesus.
    1 Corinthians 1:12
    Now I say this, that each of you says, "I am of Paul," or "I am of Apollos," or "I am of Cephas," or "I am of Christ.
    1 Corinthians 3:5
    Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers through whom you believed, as the Lord gave to each one?
  16. Cross References
    Matthew 24:42
    Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming.
  17. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 15:1
    Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel...
    Galatians 5:1
    Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Ch...
    Philippians 1:27
    Only let your conduct be worthy of the gospel o...
    Philippians 4:1
    Therefore, my beloved and longed-for brethren, ...
    1 Thessalonians 3:8
    For now we live, if you stand fast in the Lord.
    2 Thessalonians 2:15
    Therefore, brethren, stand fast and hold the tr...
  18. Cross References
    Psalms 31:24
    Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart, All you who hope in the LORD.
    Ephesians 3:16
    That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man.
    Ephesians 6:10
    Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
    Colossians 1:11
    Strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy.
  19. Cross References
    1 Peter 4:8
    And above all things have fervent love for one another, for "love will cover a multitude of sins.
  20. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 1:16
    Yes, I also baptized the household of Stephanas. Besides, I do not know whether I baptized any other.
  21. Cross References
    Romans 16:5
    Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Greet my beloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia to Christ.
  22. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 8:4
    Imploring us with much urgency that we would receive the gift and the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.
  23. Cross References
    Ephesians 5:21
    Submitting to one another in the fear of God.
    1 Thessalonians 5:12
    And we urge you, brethren, to recognize those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord and admonish you.
    Hebrews 13:17
    Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for they watch out for your souls, as those who must give account. Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you.
  24. Cross References
    Hebrews 6:10
    For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
  25. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 11:9
    And when I was present with you, and in need, I was a burden to no one, for what I lacked the brethren who came from Macedonia supplied. And in everything I kept myself from being burdensome to you, and so I will keep myself.
    Philippians 2:30
    Because for the work of Christ he came close to death, not regarding his life, to supply what was lacking in your service toward me.
  26. Cross References
    Colossians 4:8
    I am sending him to you for this very purpose, that he may know your circumstances and comfort your hearts.
  27. Cross References
    Philippians 2:29
    Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness, and hold such men in esteem.
  28. Cross References
    Romans 16:5
    Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Greet my beloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia to Christ.
  29. Cross References
    Romans 16:16
    Greet one another with a holy kiss. The churches of Christ greet you.
  30. Cross References
    Romans 16:22
    I, Tertius, who wrote this epistle, greet you in the Lord.
    Galatians 6:11
    See with what large letters I have written to you with my own hand!
    Colossians 4:18
    This salutation by my own hand - Paul. Remember my chains. Grace be with you. Amen.
    2 Thessalonians 3:17
    The salutation of Paul with my own hand, which is a sign in every epistle; so I write.
  31. Cross References
    Ephesians 6:24
    Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.
  32. Cross References
    Galatians 1:8
    But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.
    Galatians 1:9
    As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.
  33. Cross References
    Romans 16:20
    And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
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