1: Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I commanded the assemblies of Galatia, you do likewise. 2: On the first day of the week, let each one of you save, as he may prosper, that no collections be made when I come. 3: When I arrive, I will send whoever you approve with letters to carry your gracious gift to Jerusalem. 4: If it is appropriate for me to go also, they will go with me. 5: But I will come to you when I have passed through Macedonia, for I am passing through Macedonia. 6: But with you it may be that I will stay, or even winter, that you may send me on my journey wherever I go. 7: For I do not wish to see you now in passing, but I hope to stay a while with you, if the Lord permits. 8: But I will stay at Ephesus until Pentecost, 9: for a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. 10: Now if Timothy comes, see that he is with you without fear, for he does the work of the Lord, as I also do. 11: Therefore let no one despise him. But set him forward on his journey in peace, that he may come to me; for I expect him with the brothers. 12: Now concerning Apollos, the brother, I strongly urged him to come to you with the brothers; and it was not at all his desire to come now; but he will come when he has an opportunity. 13: Watch! Stand firm in the faith! Be courageous! Be strong! 14: Let all that you do be done in love. 15: Now I beg you, brothers (you know the house of Stephanas, that it is the first fruits of Achaia, and that they have set themselves to serve the saints), 16: that you also be in subjection to such, and to everyone who helps in the work and labors. 17: I rejoice at the coming of Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus; for that which was lacking on your part, they supplied. 18: For they refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore acknowledge those who are like that. 19: The assemblies of Asia greet you. Aquila and Priscilla greet you much in the Lord, together with the assembly that is in their house. 20: All the brothers greet you. Greet one another with a holy kiss. 21: This greeting is by me, Paul, with my own hand. 22: If any man doesn't love the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be accursed. Come, Lord! 23: The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you. 24: My love to all of you in Christ Jesus. Amen.