15 Now brethren, I beseech you (ye know the house of [a]Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have [b]given themselves to minister unto the Saints.)

16 That ye be [c]obedient even unto such, and to all that help with us and labor.

17 I am glad of the coming of Stephanas, and Fortunatus, and Achaicus: for they have supplied the want of you.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 16:15 Stephanas is the name of a man and not of a woman.
  2. 1 Corinthians 16:15 Given themselves wholly to the ministry.
  3. 1 Corinthians 16:16 That you honor and reverence them, be obedient to them and be content to be ruled by them, as meet as you should, seeing they have bestowed themselves, and their goods to help you withall.

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