Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, 1859 edition.

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BIBLE: 1 CORINTHIANS - Chapter 16

CHAPTER XVI.

Of collections of alms, admonitions, and salutations.

1 Now concerning the collections that are made for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, so do you also.

2 On the first day of the week let every one of you put apart with himself, laying up what it shall well please him: that when I come, the collections be not then to be made.

3 And when I shall be with you: whomsoever you shall approve by letters, those will I send to carry your gift to Jerusalem.

4 And if it be meet that I go also, they shall go with me.

5 Now I will come to you, when I shall have passed through Macedonia. For I shall pass through Macedonia.

6 And with you, perhaps, I shall abide, or even spend the winter: that you may bring me on my journey whithersoever I shall go.

7 For I will not see you now by the way; for I hope that I shall remain with you some time, if the Lord permit.

8 But I will stay at Ephesus until Pentecost.

9 For a door is opened to me, great and evident: and many adversaries.

10 Now if Timothy come, see that he 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 ye him on his way in peace: that he may come to me. For I look for him with the brethren.

12 As to our brother, Apollo, I make known to you that I earnestly entreated him to come to you with the brethren: and indeed it was not his will at all to come at this time. But he will come when he shall have leisure.

13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, do manfully, and be strengthened.

14 Let all your actions be done in charity.

15 And I beseech you, brethren, you know the house of Stephanas, and of Fortunatus, and of Achaicus, that they are the first-fruits of Achaia, and have dedicated themselves to the ministry of the saints:

16 That you also be subject to such, and to every one that worketh with us, and laboureth.

17 And I rejoice in the presence of Stephanas, and Fortunatus, and Achaicus, for that which was wanting on your part, they have supplied.

18 For they have refreshed both my spirit and yours. Know them, therefore, 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: with whom I also lodge.

20 All the brethren salute you. Salute one another with a holy kiss.

21 The salutation of me, Paul, with my own hand.

22 If any man love not our Lord, Jesus Christ, let him be anathema, Maran Atha.

23 The grace of our Lord, Jesus Christ, be with you.

24 My charity be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.