Modern Literal Version

[1 Corinthians 16]

     {1Co 16:1-3, Acts 24:17, Romans 15:27, 2 Corinthians 8, 9, Gal 2:10.}

     16:1 Now concerning the collection which is*for the holy-ones, just-like I commanded to the congregations* of Galatia, so you* also, practice*such! 16:2 Every first day of the week, let each of you* place beside himself, storing up, if he prospers in anything, in order that whenever I come, no collections may happen then. 16:3 Now whenever I come*, I will be sending these, whomever you* approve through letters, to carry your* favor to Jerusalem; 16:4 and if it is also worthy for me to travel there; they will be traveling together with me. 16:5 But I will be coming to you*, whenever I go through Macedonia; for* I am going through Macedonia. 16:6 Now having obtainedpassage to you*; I will be remaining or even will be wintering with you*, in order that you* may send me onward to wherever I am traveling. 16:7 For* I do not wish to see you* now on the way, but I am hoping to remain with you* some time, if the Lord permits. 16:8 But I will be remaining in Ephesus until the Pentecost; 16:9 for* a great and effective door has opened to me and many arelaying in opposition to me.

     16:10 Now if Timothy comes, see*to it, in order that he may become fearless toward you*; for*he is working the work of the Lord, as I also am. 16:11 Therefore do not let anyone scorn him. But send* him onward in peace, in order that he may come to me; for* I am waiting for him with the brethren. 16:12 Now concerning Apollos the brother, I encouraged him many times in order that he should come to you* with the brethren and it was certainly not his will in order that he should come now, but he will be coming whenever he has an opportunity.

     16:13 Watch*. Stand-firm* in the faith. Be* manly. Be* powerful. 16:14 Let all your* things happen in love*.

     16:15 Now you* know the house of Stephanas, that it is the first-fruit of Achaia and that theyhave appointed themselves into the service *for the holy-ones. I encourage you* brethren, 16:16 in order that you* may also be subject to those who are such and to everyone working together withus and laboring with them. 16:17 Now I am rejoicing on the presence of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus, because these fulfilled the lack of yours*, 16:18 for* they gave-rest to my spirit and yours*. Therefore recognize* those who are such.

     16:19 The congregations* of Asia greet you*. Aquila and Priscilla greet you* much in the Lord, together with the congregation* in their house. 16:20 All the brethren greet you*. Greet* one another with* a holy kiss.

     16:21 The greeting from Paul with my own hand. 16:22 If anyone does not love the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be accursed. The Lord has-come! 16:23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ is with you*. 16:24 My love*is with all of you* in Christ Jesus. Amen.

{{ Introduction to 2 Corinthians 58-59 AD

    Paul continues his battle with those who think of themselves too highly and states he did not come to them right then to spare them. He was giving them a chance to repent. About three chapters are spent showing his authority from Jesus, and how good they had life in comparison to the apostles' 'verdict' of death. In chapter 6 and 11, he talks about how bad the people who had ministered to the Corinthians had it, but all of it was for the sake of the Corinthians and others. He gave various encouragements: all in life is temporary; hope for a new body in heaven; in salvation, a new creation; you* are in our hearts, etc. 'You* are not distressed by us, but you* are distressed by your* own affections' in 6:11 sums it up for them.

    Then Paul describes a relief that many of the congregations had put together for the poor holy-ones (10:1) in Jerusalem, one of many mentioned in the New Testament. Many were assigned and cooperated due to the high possibility of robbers (food during a drought is more valuable than gold). Then in chapter 10, he redirects his letter to rebuke one or many who claim that 'they walk according to the flesh.' He tells the Corinthians they should have already done it in 10:2. In 11, he talks to the Corinthians as he did to the Galatians about anyone adding in another good-news or teaching not in the bible is a false teacher. Adding in 'it doesn't say not to' is just as bad as excluding parts. Paul continues his sarcasm in 12 and then his rebuke in 13 'not sparing' them when he comes.}}

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1999, 2014 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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