The Collection for the Saints

16 Now concerning[a] (A)the collection for the saints: as I directed the churches of Galatia, so you also are to do. On (B)the first day of every week, each of you is to put something aside and store it up, (C)as he may prosper, (D)so that there will be no collecting when I come. And when I arrive, I will send (E)those whom you accredit by letter to carry your gift to Jerusalem. If it seems advisable that I should go also, they will accompany me.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 16:1 The expression Now concerning introduces a reply to a question in the Corinthians' letter; see 7:1; also verse 12

Encouragement to Give Generously

We want you to know, brothers,[a] about the grace of God that has been (A)given among the churches of Macedonia,

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Corinthians 8:1 Or brothers and sisters

for I know your readiness, (A)of which I boast about you to the people of Macedonia, saying that Achaia has been ready (B)since last year. And your zeal has stirred up most of them.

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13 By their approval of this service, (A)they[a] will glorify God because of your submission that comes from your (B)confession of the gospel of Christ, and the generosity of your contribution for them and for all others,

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Corinthians 9:13 Or you

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