Bible Book List

1 Corinthians 16 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Instructions and Greetings

16 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I directed the churches of Galatia, so do you also. On the first day of every week each one of you is to [a]put aside and save, as he may prosper, so that no collections be made when I come. When I arrive, whomever you may approve, I will send them with letters to carry your gift to Jerusalem; and if it is fitting for me to go also, they will go with me.

But I will come to you after I go through Macedonia, for I am going through Macedonia; and perhaps I will stay with you, or even spend the winter, so that you may send me on my way wherever I may go. For 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. But I will remain in Ephesus until Pentecost; for a wide door [b]for effective service has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.

10 Now if Timothy comes, see that he is with you without [c]cause to be afraid, for he is doing the Lord’s work, as I also am. 11 So 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.

12 But 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.

13 Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. 14 Let all that you do be done in love.

15 Now I urge you, brethren (you know the household of Stephanas, that [d]they were the first fruits of Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves for ministry to the saints), 16 that you also be in subjection to such men and to everyone who helps in the work and labors. 17 I rejoice over the [e]coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus, because they have [f]supplied what was lacking on your part. 18 For they have refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore acknowledge such men.

19 The churches of Asia greet you. Aquila and Prisca greet you heartily in the Lord, with the church that is in their house. 20 All the brethren greet you. Greet one another with a holy kiss.

21 The greeting is in my own hand—[g]Paul. 22 If anyone does not love the Lord, he is to be [h]accursed. [i]Maranatha. 23 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you. 24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.


  1. 1 Corinthians 16:2 Lit put by himself
  2. 1 Corinthians 16:9 Lit and
  3. 1 Corinthians 16:10 Lit fear; for
  4. 1 Corinthians 16:15 Lit it was
  5. 1 Corinthians 16:17 Or presence
  6. 1 Corinthians 16:17 Or made up for your absence
  7. 1 Corinthians 16:21 Lit Paul’s
  8. 1 Corinthians 16:22 Gr anathema
  9. 1 Corinthians 16:22 I.e. O [our] Lord come!
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation

1 Corinthians 16 Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

16 And concerning the collection that [is] for the saints, as I directed to the assemblies of Galatia, so also ye -- do ye;

on every first [day] of the week, let each one of you lay by him, treasuring up whatever he may have prospered, that when I may come then collections may not be made;

and whenever I may come, whomsoever ye may approve, through letters, these I will send to carry your favour to Jerusalem;

and if it be meet for me also to go, with me they shall go.

And I will come unto you, when I pass through Macedonia -- for Macedonia I do pass through --

and with you, it may be, I will abide, or even winter, that ye may send me forward whithersoever I go,

for I do not wish to see you now in the passing, but I hope to remain a certain time with you, if the Lord may permit;

and I will remain in Ephesus till the Pentecost,

for a door to me hath been opened -- great and effectual -- and withstanders [are] many.

10 And if Timotheus may come, see that he may become without fear with you, for the work of the Lord he doth work, even as I,

11 no one, then, may despise him; and send ye him forward in peace, that he may come to me, for I expect him with the brethren;

12 and concerning Apollos our brother, much I did entreat him that he may come unto you with the brethren, and it was not at all [his] will that he may come now, and he will come when he may find convenient.

13 Watch ye, stand in the faith; be men, be strong;

14 let all your things be done in love.

15 And I entreat you, brethren, ye have known the household of Stephanas, that it is the first-fruit of Achaia, and to the ministration to the saints they did set themselves --

16 that ye also be subject to such, and to every one who is working with [us] and labouring;

17 and I rejoice over the presence of Stephanas, and Fortunatus, and Achaicus, because the lack of you did these fill up;

18 for they did refresh my spirit and yours; acknowledge ye, therefore, those who [are] such.

19 Salute you do the assemblies of Asia; salute you much in the Lord do Aquilas and Priscilla, with the assembly in their house;

20 salute you do all the brethren; salute ye one another in an holy kiss.

21 The salutation of [me] Paul with my hand;

22 if any one doth not love the Lord Jesus Christ -- let him be anathema! The Lord hath come!

23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ [is] with you;

24 my love [is] with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.

Viewing of
Cross references