1 Corinthians 16



1 Corinthians 16 contains instructions about a collection for the saints, Paul's travel plans, encouragements, final instructions, greetings, and a closing benediction. It marks the conclusion of Paul's letter to the Corinthians.


  1. Collection for the Saints (1 Corinthians 16:1-4): Paul instructs the Corinthians to collect funds for the saints in Jerusalem. He advises them to set aside money on the first day of the week, each according to their means. This collection is intended to support fellow believers facing difficulties.

  2. Paul's Travel Plans (1 Corinthians 16:5-9): Paul shares his plans to visit Corinth after passing through Macedonia. He expresses a desire to spend some time with the Corinthians, and he believes that an effective ministry opportunity awaits him in the region.

  3. Encouragements and Exhortations (1 Corinthians 16:10-14): Paul encourages the Corinthians to welcome Timothy, who is coming to them, and to treat him well. He also mentions Apollos, who is not able to come at that time but will visit when he has the opportunity. Paul concludes this section with exhortations to be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong, and do all things in love.

  4. Final Instructions and Greetings (1 Corinthians 16:15-24): Paul mentions the household of Stephanas, who devoted themselves to serving the saints, and he encourages the Corinthians to submit to such leaders. He sends greetings from various individuals, including Aquila and Prisca, and instructs the Corinthians to greet one another with a holy kiss.

  5. Closing Remarks and Benediction (1 Corinthians 16:25-24): Paul concludes the letter with a final benediction, expressing a desire for the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ to be with them. He affirms his love for them and the love of all who are in Christ Jesus. The letter ends with the customary closing phrase, "My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen."