Bible: 1 Cor 16:10-24

16:10 Now if Timothy comes, see that he has nothing to fear among you, for he is doing the Lord’s work, as I am too. 16:11 So then, let no one treat him with contempt. But send him on his way in peace so that he may come to me. For I am expecting him with the brothers. 1 

16:12 With regard to our brother Apollos: I strongly encouraged him to visit you with the other brothers, 2  but it was simply not his intention to come now. 3  He will come when he has the opportunity.

Final Challenge and Blessing

16:13 Stay alert, stand firm in the faith, show courage, be strong. 16:14 Everything you do should be done in love.

16:15 Now, brothers and sisters, 4  you know about the household of Stephanus, that as the first converts 5  of Achaia, they devoted themselves to ministry for the saints. I urge you 16:16 also to submit to people like this, and to everyone who cooperates in the work and labors hard. 16:17 I was glad about the arrival of Stephanus, Fortunatus, and Achaicus because they have supplied the fellowship with you that I lacked. 6  16:18 For they refreshed my spirit and yours. So then, recognize people like this.

16:19 The churches in the province of Asia 7  send greetings to you. Aquila and Prisca 8  greet 9  you warmly in the Lord, with the church that meets in their house. 16:20 All the brothers and sisters 10  send greetings. Greet one another with a holy kiss.

16:21 I, Paul, send this greeting with my own hand.

16:22 Let anyone who has no love for the Lord be accursed. Our Lord, come! 11 

16:23 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.

16:24 My love be with all of you in Christ Jesus. 12 

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