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|1||Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye.|
|2||Upon the afirst day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.|
|3||And when I come, whomsoever ye shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality unto Jerusalem.|
|4||And if it be meet that I go also, they shall go with me.|
|5||Now I will come unto you, when I shall pass through Macedonia: for I do pass through Macedonia.|
|6||And it may be that I will abide, yea, and winter with you, that ye may bring me on my journey whithersoever I go.|
|7||For I will not see you now by the way; but I trust to tarry a while with you, if the Lord permit.|
|8||But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost.|
|9||For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.|
|10||Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear: for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do.|
|11||Let no man therefore despise him: but conduct him forth in peace, that he may come unto me: for I look for him with the brethren.|
|12||As touching our brother Apollos, I greatly desired him to come unto you with the brethren: but his will was not at all to come at this time; but he will come when he shall have convenient time.|
1Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.
|14||Let all your things be done with charity.|
|15||I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,)|
|16||That ye submit yourselves unto such, and to every one that helpeth with us, and laboureth.|
|17||I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part they have supplied.|
|18||For they have refreshed my spirit and your's: therefore acknowledge ye them that are such.|
|19||The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.|
All the brethren greet you. Greet ye one another with an holy 1kiss.
|21||The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand.|
|22||If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be aAnathema Maranatha.|
|23||The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.|
|24||My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.|
|Notes on Chapter 16|
(a) "first day of the week" - from the greek "mian sabbatwn", literally "first sabbath". See Notes at Matt 28:1 Verses with this phrase are: Matt 28:1, Mark 16:2, Mark 16:9, Luke 24:1, John 20:1, John 20:19, Acts 20:7, 1st Cor 16:2
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(a) "Anathema Maranatha" - The word "anathema" is the Greek word for "accursed" (Strongs #331 anathema; a religious ban or excommunicated thing or person). Anathema is used in following passages:
Acts 23:14 - "a great curse"
Romans 9:3 - "accursed"
1 Corinthians 12:3 - "accursed"
1 Corinthians 16:22 - "Anathema"
Galatians 1:8 - "accursed"
Galatians 1:9 - "accursed".
Many Bible scholars indicate a full stop in the text after this word. The word "Maranatha" is an Aramaic word that means "Our Lord, come!" (Strongs #3134 "mar-an ath-an", of Chaldean origin (meaning "Our Lord has come) i.e. an exclamation of the approaching divine judgement.
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