1 Corinthians 16:1-24

1 Corinthians 16:1-24 (ESV)  Now concerning the collection for the saints: as I directed the churches of Galatia, so you also are to do.  [2]  On the first day of every week, each of you is to put something aside and store it up, as he may prosper, so that there will be no collecting when I come.  [3]  And when I arrive, I will send those whom you accredit by letter to carry your gift to Jerusalem.  [4]  If it seems advisable that I should go also, they will accompany me.  [5]  I will visit you after passing through Macedonia, for I intend to pass through Macedonia,  [6]  and perhaps I will stay with you or even spend the winter, so that you may help me on my journey, wherever I go.  [7]  For I do not want to see you now just in passing. I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord permits.  [8]  But I will stay in Ephesus until Pentecost,  [9]  for a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.  [10]  When Timothy comes, see that you put him at ease among you, for he is doing the work of the Lord, as I am.  [11]  So let no one despise him. Help him on his way in peace, that he may return to me, for I am expecting him with the brothers.  [12]  Now concerning our brother Apollos, I strongly urged him to visit you with the other brothers, but it was not at all his will to come now. He will come when he has opportunity.  [13]  Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.  [14]  Let all that you do be done in love.  [15]  Now I urge you, brothers—you know that the household of Stephanas were the first converts in Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves to the service of the saints—  [16]  be subject to such as these, and to every fellow worker and laborer.  [17]  I rejoice at the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus, because they have made up for your absence,  [18]  for they refreshed my spirit as well as yours. Give recognition to such people.  [19]  The churches of Asia send you greetings. Aquila and Prisca, together with the church in their house, send you hearty greetings in the Lord.  [20]  All the brothers send you greetings. Greet one another with a holy kiss.  [21]  I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand.  [22]  If anyone has no love for the Lord, let him be accursed. Our Lord, come!  [23]  The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.  [24]  My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.