16:1 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I directed the assemblies of Galatia, so do *ye* do also.
16:2 On [the] first of [the] week let each of you put by at home, laying up [in] whatever [degree] he may have prospered, that there may be no collections when I come.
16:3 And when I am arrived, whomsoever ye shall approve, these I will send with letters to carry your bounty to Jerusalem:
16:4 and if it be suitable that *I* also should go, they shall go with me.
16:5 But I will come to you when I shall have gone through Macedonia; for I do go through Macedonia.
16:6 But perhaps I will stay with you, or even winter with you, that *ye* may set me forward wheresoever I may go.
16:7 For I will not see you now in passing, for I hope to remain a certain time with you, if the Lord permit.
16:8 But I remain in Ephesus until Pentecost.
16:9 For a great door is opened to me and an effectual [one], and [the] adversaries many.
16:10 Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear; for he works the work of the Lord, even as I.
16:11 Let not therefore any one despise him; but set him forward in peace, that he may come to me; for I expect him with the brethren.
16:12 Now concerning the brother Apollos, I begged him much that he would go to you with the brethren; but it was not at all [his] will to go now; but he will come when he shall have good opportunity.
16:13 Be vigilant; stand fast in the faith; quit yourselves like men; be strong.
16:14 Let all things ye do be done in love.
16:15 But I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the first-fruits of Achaia, and they have devoted themselves to the saints for service,)
16:16 that *ye* should also be subject to such, and to every one joined in the work and labouring.
16:17 But I rejoice in the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus; because *they* have supplied what was lacking on your part.
16:18 For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: own therefore such.
16:19 The assemblies of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla, with the assembly in their house, salute you much in [the] Lord.
16:20 All the brethren salute you. Salute one another with a holy kiss.
16:21 The salutation of [me] Paul with my own hand.
16:22 If any one love not the Lord [Jesus Christ] let him be Anathema Maranatha.
16:23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ [be] with you.
16:24 My love [be] with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.