1 Corinthians 16:13-24

Paul finishes his letter

13 Watch carefully for danger. Never stop trusting God. Continue to be brave and strong. 14 Whatever you do, do it with love.

15 My Christian friends, you know about Stephanas and his family. They were the first people in Achaia to become Christians. They have worked hard as God's servants to help his people. So, I say this to you. 16 You must respect people like them. Do what they say. And also respect everyone who works hard to serve God together with them.

16:15Achaia was the south part of the country that we call Greece.

17 I was very happy when Stephanas, Fortunatus and Achaicus arrived here. You could not be here yourselves, but they have taken your place. 18 They have helped me to feel stronger, as they also did for you. You should recognize the authority of people like them.

19 The churches here in Asia region say ‘hello’ to you. Aquila and Priscilla, and the group of believers that meets in their house, also say ‘hello’ to you. They love you because you belong to the Lord, as they do. 20 All the Christians here say ‘hello’ to you.

When you meet, kiss each other as Christian brothers and sisters.

21 I, Paul, am writing these words at the end of this letter with my own hand. I say ‘hello’ to you.

22 If anyone among you does not really love the Lord, I pray that God will curse that person.

Our Lord, come now! We are waiting for you!

23 I pray that the Lord Jesus will continue to be kind to all of you.

24 I love all of you who belong to Christ Jesus, as I do.