When I arrive, whomever you may approve, I will send them with letters to carry your gift to Jerusalem; 4
and if it is fitting for me to go also, they will go with me.
5But I will come to you after I go through Macedonia, for I am going through Macedonia; 6and perhaps I will stay with you, or even spend the winter, so that you may send me on my way wherever I may go. 7For I do not wish to see you now just in passing; for I hope to remain with you for some time, if the Lord permits. 8But I will remain in Ephesus until Pentecost; 9for a wide door for effective service has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.
10Now if Timothy comes, see that he is with you without cause to be afraid, for he is doing the Lords work, as I also am. 11So let no one despise him. But send him on his way in peace, so that he may come to me; for I expect him with the brethren.
12But concerning Apollos our brother, I encouraged him greatly to come to you with the brethren; and it was not at all his desire to come now, but he will come when he has opportunity.
13Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. 14Let all that you do be done in love.
15Now I urge you, brethren (you know the household of Stephanas, that they were the first fruits of Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves for ministry to the saints), 16that you also be in subjection to such men and to everyone who helps in the work and labors. 17I rejoice over the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus, because they have supplied what was lacking on your part. 18For they have refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore acknowledge such men.
19The churches of Asia greet you. Aquila and Prisca greet you heartily in the Lord, with the church that is in their house. 20All the brethren greet you. Greet one another with a holy kiss.
21The greeting is in my own handPaul. 22If anyone does not love the Lord, he is to be accursed. Maranatha. 23The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you. 24My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
And when I arrive, whomsoever ye shall approve, them will I send with letters to carry your bounty unto Jerusalem:
And when I shall be with you, whomsoever you shall approve by letters, them will I send to carry your grace to Jerusalem.
Darby Bible Translation
And when I am arrived, whomsoever ye shall approve, these I will send with letters to carry your bounty to Jerusalem:
English Revised Version
And when I arrive, whomsoever ye shall approve by letters, them will I send to carry your bounty unto Jerusalem:
Webster's Bible Translation
And when I come, whomsoever ye shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality to Jerusalem.
Weymouth New Testament
And when I am with you, whatever brethren you accredit by letter I will send to carry your kind gift to Jerusalem.
World English Bible
When I arrive, I will send whoever you approve with letters to carry your gracious gift to Jerusalem.
Young's Literal Translation
and whenever I may come, whomsoever ye may approve, through letters, these I will send to carry your favour to Jerusalem;
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