1 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given orders to the churches of Galatia, so you must do also:
2 On the first day of the week let each one of you lay something aside, storing up as he may prosper, that there be no collections when I come.
3 And when I come, whomever you approve by your letters I will send to bear your gift to Jerusalem.
4 But if it is fitting that I go also, they will go with me.
5 Now I will come to you when I pass through Macedonia (for I am passing through Macedonia).
6 And it may be that I will remain, or even spend the winter with you, that you may send me on my journey, wherever I go.
7 For I do not wish to see you now on the way; but I hope to stay a while with you, if the Lord permits.
collection (v.7) — a special offering to meet then then-current needs of those in Jerusalem — 2 Corinthians 8-9; Romans 15:26
as he may prosper (v.2) — based on income with no set percentage
with (v.6) — preposition “with” (here) indicates taking a special interest
on the way (v.7) — briefly