15 Now I urge you, brethren (you know the (A)household of Stephanas, that [a]they were the (B)first fruits of (C)Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves for (D)ministry to (E)the saints), 16 that (F)you also be in subjection to such men and to everyone who helps in the work and labors. 17 I rejoice over the [b](G)coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus, because they have [c]supplied (H)what was lacking on your part.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 16:15 Lit it was
  2. 1 Corinthians 16:17 Or presence
  3. 1 Corinthians 16:17 Or made up for your absence

15 You know that the household of Stephanas(A) were the first converts(B) in Achaia,(C) and they have devoted themselves to the service(D) of the Lord’s people.(E) I urge you, brothers and sisters, 16 to submit(F) to such people and to everyone who joins in the work and labors at it. 17 I was glad when Stephanas, Fortunatus and Achaicus arrived, because they have supplied what was lacking from you.(G)

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