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   The Epistles of Paul to the Corinthians.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
The First Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians
[1]    NOW concerning the collection for the saints, as I gave order to the churches of Galaria, so also do ye.
[2]  Upon the first day of the week let each one of you lay by him in store, as he may prosper, that no collections be made when I come.
[3]  And when I arrive, whomsoever 1 ye shall approve, them will I send with letters to carry your bounty unto Jerusalem:
[4]  and if it be meet for me to go also, they shall go with me.
[5]  But I will come unto you, when I shall have passed through Macedonia; for I pass through Macedonia;
[6]  but with you it may be that I shall abide, or even winter, that ye may set me forward on my journey whithersoever I go.
[7]  For I do not wish to see you now by the way; for I hope 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 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 set him forward on his journey in peace, that he may come unto me: for I expect him with the brethren.
[12]  But as touching Apollos the brother, I besought him much to come unto you with the brethren: and it was not at all his 2 will to come now; but he will come when he shall have opportunity.
[13]    Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.
[14]  Let all that ye do be done in love.
[15]    Now I beseech you, brethren (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the first-fruits of Achaia, and that they have set themselves to minister unto the saints),
[16]  that ye also be in subjection unto such, and to every one that helpeth in the work and laboreth.
[17]  And I rejoice at the coming 3 of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part they supplied.
[18]  For they refreshed my spirit and yours: acknowledge ye therefore them that are such.
[19]    The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Prisca salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.
[20]  All the brethren salute you. Salute one another with a holy kiss.
[21]    The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand.
[22]  If any man loveth not the Lord, let him be anathema. Maranatha. 4
[23]  The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
[24]  My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.
Note 1. Or, whomsoever ye shall approve by letters, them will I send &c. [back]
Note 2. Or, God’s will that he should come now. Comp. Rom. 2. 18 marg. [back]
Note 3. Gr. presence. 2 Cor. 10. 10. [back]
Note 4. That is O (or Our) Lord, come! [back]


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