King James Version

The Book of 1st Corinthians

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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.
13 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.
20 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
2 (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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22 (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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