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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 first 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 Watch 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 kiss. 21 The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand. 22 If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha. 23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. 24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.

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1 Sarah R = ""From 2 Cor. 8:1–4 andRom. 15:25–27 it appears that one of the purposes of Paul’s third missionary journey was to raise an offering from the Gentiles for Jewish Christians in Judea who were in need, possibly as a result of persecution. Apparently, Paul had already told the Corinthians about this project in an earlier letter (5:9). They had asked for more information and perhaps expressed reservations about it "- Reformation Study Bible note"
2 Sarah R = "Other passages about giving to God's work:Acts 2:44-45 "And all those who had believed were together, and had all things in common; and they began selling their property and possessions, and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need." Acts 11:27-39: "Now at this time some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. And one of them named Agabus stood up and began to indicate by the Spirit that there would certainly be a great famine all over the world. And this took place in the reign of Claudius. And in the proportion that any of the disciples had means, each of them determined to send a contribution for the relief of the brethren living in Judea." 2 Corinthians 9:7: "Let each one do just as he has purposed in his heart; not grudgingly or under compulsion; for God loves a cheerful giver." 1 John 3:17 "But whoever has the world's goods, and beholds his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him? Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.""
3 Sarah R = "Or your gift freely given."
4 Sarah R = "Paul was ministering in Ephesus when he wrote this letter to the Corinthians. We read about his ministry in Ephesus in Acts 19 and 20."
5 Sarah R = "Pentecost " derives from the Greek for 'the fiftieth day.' It was the Jewish Feast of Weeks (Exod. 34:22; Deut. 16:9-11), variously called the Feast of Harvest (Exod. 23:16), or the Day of First-Fruits (Num. 28:26), which fell on the 50th day after the Feast of the Passover." ("Pentecost", Zondervan's Pictorial Bible Dictionary)See also Leviticus 23 and Numbers 28."
6 Sarah R = ""A great door and effectual was opened to him; many were prepared to receive the gospel at Ephesus, and God gave him great success among them; he had brought over many to Christ, and he had great hope of bringing over many more. For this reason he determined to stay awhile at Ephesus. Note, Success, and a fair prospect of more, was a just reason to determine an apostle to stay and labor in a particular place. And there were many adversaries, because a great door, and an effectual, was opened. Note, Great success in the work of the gospel commonly creates many enemies. The devil opposes those most, and makes them most trouble, who most heartily and successfully set themselves to destroy his kingdom. There were many adversaries; and therefore the apostle determined to stay."- Matthew Henry Commentary for 1 Corinthians 16:9"
7 Sarah R = "Paul mentioned in his letter previously (1 Corinthians 4:17) that Timothy would be delivering the letter and providing counsel to the Corinthians as Paul could not go to them yet. "
8 Sarah R = "Apollos is described in Acts 18:24-25 as a man "mighty in the Scriptures" who visited Ephesus before traveling to Corinth (Acts 18:27-28). In addition to the mention of Apollos in 1 Corinthians, Paul also mentions him in his letter to Titus (3:13)."
9 Deena E = "These two verses are very exhorting and important.The English Standard Version translates this: "Be watchful, stand firm in your faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.""
10 Sarah R = "In New Testament times Corinth was the capital city of Achaia, which today would be the area of Greece."
11 Sarah R = ""A characteristic feature of Aquila and his wife Priscilla is that their names are always mentioned together. One in their interest in Christ, all that they accomplished was the result of that unity of spiritual nature and purpose. Having been expelled from Rome, they opened a tent-making business in Corinth. Because Paul followed the same trade, he was attracted to them. Being in full sympathy with Paul, they hospitably received him into their home, where he remained for a year and a half. Their willingness to 'lay down their necks' for him earned the gratitude of all the churches. By their spiritual insight Apollos and many others were helped. Aquila and Priscilla had a 'church in their house.' Priscilla is usually named first: whether because she became a Christian first, or was more active, or for some other reason, is a matter of conjecture."- "Aquila," Zondervan's Pictorial Bible Dictionary"
12 Sarah R = "In some of his letters Paul notes that someone else has written the words down for him as he dictates, but in this letter he notes that he himself wrote it."
13 Sarah R = "The NIV states this verse: "If anyone does not love the Lord, let that person be cursed! Come, Lord!""Maranatha" was an expression used by the early church, translated into English as "come, Lord!" The New Testament  believers were eagerly awaiting the return of Jesus. He has not returned yet... but return He shall."
14 Cary W = "The grace of Christ is with us and His love does abide in our hearts continually.  May we nurture this fact, so that it is ever in our awareness."