16:1 Now concerning the contribution for the saints: as I directed the churches of Galatia, so you also are to do.
16:1 Now concerning the collection for the saints: you should follow the directions I gave to the churches of Galatia.

16:2 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 contributions need not be made when I come.
16:2 On the first day of every week, each of you is to put aside and save whatever extra you earn, so that collections need not be taken when I come.

16:3 And when I arrive, I will send those whom you accredit by letter to carry your gift to Jerusalem.
16:3 And when I arrive, I will send any whom you approve with letters to take your gift to Jerusalem.

16:4 If it seems advisable that I should go also, they will accompany me.
16:4 If it seems advisable that I should go also, they will accompany me.

16:5 I will visit you after passing through Macedo'nia, for I intend to pass through Macedo'nia,
16:5 I will visit you after passing through Macedonia--for I intend to pass through Macedonia--

16:6 and perhaps I will stay with you or even spend the winter, so that you may speed me on my journey, wherever I go.
16:6 and perhaps I will stay with you or even spend the winter, so that you may send me on my way, wherever I go.

16:7 For I do not want to see you now just in passing; I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord permits.
16:7 I do not want to see you now just in passing, for I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord permits.

16:8 But I will stay in Ephesus until Pentecost,
16:8 But I will stay in Ephesus until Pentecost,

16:9 for a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.
16:9 for a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.

16:10 When Timothy comes, see that you put him at ease among you, for he is doing the work of the Lord, as I am.
16:10 If Timothy comes, see that he has nothing to fear among you, for he is doing the work of the Lord just as I am;

16:11 So let no one despise him. Speed him on his way in peace, that he may return to me; for I am expecting him with the brethren.
16:11 therefore let no one despise him. Send him on his way in peace, so that he may come to me; for I am expecting him with the brothers.

16:12 As for our brother Apol'los, I strongly urged him to visit you with the other brethren, but it was not at all his will to come now. He will come when he has opportunity.
16:12 Now concerning our brother Apollos, I strongly urged him to visit you with the other brothers, but he was not at all willing to come now. He will come when he has the opportunity.

16:13 Be watchful, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong.
16:13 Keep alert, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong.

16:14 Let all that you do be done in love.
16:14 Let all that you do be done in love.

16:15 Now, brethren, you know that the household of Steph'anas were the first converts in Acha'ia, and they have devoted themselves to the service of the saints;
16:15 Now, brothers and sisters, you know that members of the household of Stephanas were the first converts in Achaia, and they have devoted themselves to the service of the saints;

16:16 I urge you to be subject to such men and to every fellow worker and laborer.
16:16 I urge you to put yourselves at the service of such people, and of everyone who works and toils with them.

16:17 I rejoice at the coming of Steph'anas and Fortuna'tus and Acha'icus, because they have made up for your absence;
16:17 I rejoice at the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus, because they have made up for your absence;

16:18 for they refreshed my spirit as well as yours. Give recognition to such men.
16:18 for they refreshed my spirit as well as yours. So give recognition to such persons.

16:19 The churches of Asia send greetings. Aq'uila and Prisca, together with the church in their house, send you hearty greetings in the Lord.
16:19 The churches of Asia send greetings. Aquila and Prisca, together with the church in their house, greet you warmly in the Lord.

16:20 All the brethren send greetings. Greet one another with a holy kiss.
16:20 All the brothers and sisters send greetings. Greet one another with a holy kiss.

16:21 I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand.
16:21 I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand.

16:22 If any one has no love for the Lord, let him be accursed. Our Lord, come!
16:22 Let anyone be accursed who has no love for the Lord. Our Lord, come!

16:23 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.
16:23 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.

16:24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.
16:24 My love be with all of you in Christ Jesus.