The Collection for the Saints
Now concerning a the collection for the saints, as I have given orders to the churches of Galatia, so you must do also:
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.
And when I come, c whomever you approve by your letters I will send to bear your gift to Jerusalem.
d But if it is fitting that I go also, they will go with me.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Then the disciples, each according to his ability, determined to send relief to the brethren dwelling in Judea.
They desired only that we should remember the poor, the very thing which I also was eager to do.
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.
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.
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.