1 Corinthians 16:3
New International Version
Then, when I arrive, I will give letters of introduction to the men you approve and send them with your gift to Jerusalem.

New Living Translation
When I come, I will write letters of recommendation for the messengers you choose to deliver your gift to Jerusalem.

English Standard Version
And when I arrive, I will send those whom you accredit by letter to carry your gift to Jerusalem.

Berean Study Bible
Then, on my arrival, I will send letters with those you recommend to carry your gift to Jerusalem.

Berean Literal Bible
And when I shall have arrived, whomever you might approve, with letters I will send these to carry your bounty to Jerusalem.

New American Standard Bible
When I arrive, whomever you may approve, I will send them with letters to carry your gift to Jerusalem;

King James Bible
And when I come, whomsoever ye shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality unto Jerusalem.

Christian Standard Bible
When I arrive, I will send with letters those you recommend to carry your gift to Jerusalem.

Contemporary English Version
Choose some followers to take the money to Jerusalem. I will send them on with the money and with letters which show that you approve of them.

Good News Translation
After I come, I shall give letters of introduction to those you have approved, and send them to take your gift to Jerusalem.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When I arrive, I will send with letters those you recommend to carry your gracious gift to Jerusalem.

International Standard Version
When I arrive, I will send letters along with the men you approve to take your gift to Jerusalem.

NET Bible
Then, when I arrive, I will send those whom you approve with letters of explanation to carry your gift to Jerusalem.

New Heart English Bible
When I arrive, I will send whoever you approve with letters to carry your gracious gift to Jerusalem.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when I shall come, those whom you elect I shall send with a letter to carry your gift to Jerusalem.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When I come, I will give letters of introduction to the people whom you choose. You can send your gift to Jerusalem with them.

New American Standard 1977
And when I arrive, whomever you may approve, I shall send them with letters to carry your gift to Jerusalem;

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when I come, whomever ye shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality unto Jerusalem.

King James 2000 Bible
And when I come, whomsoever you shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality unto Jerusalem.

American King James Version
And when I come, whomsoever you shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality to Jerusalem.

American Standard Version
And when I arrive, whomsoever ye shall approve, them will I send with letters to carry your bounty unto Jerusalem:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when I shall be with you, whomsoever you shall approve by letters, them will I send to carry your grace to Jerusalem.

Darby Bible Translation
And when I am arrived, whomsoever ye shall approve, these I will send with letters to carry your bounty to Jerusalem:

English Revised Version
And when I arrive, whomsoever ye shall approve by letters, them will I send to carry your bounty unto Jerusalem:

Webster's Bible Translation
And when I come, whomsoever ye shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality to Jerusalem.

Weymouth New Testament
And when I am with you, whatever brethren you accredit by letter I will send to carry your kind gift to Jerusalem.

World English Bible
When I arrive, I will send whoever you approve with letters to carry your gracious gift to Jerusalem.

Young's Literal Translation
and whenever I may come, whomsoever ye may approve, through letters, these I will send to carry your favour to Jerusalem;
Study Bible
The Collection for the Saints
2On the first day of every week, each of you should set aside a portion of his income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will be needed. 3Then, on my arrival, I will send letters with those you recommend to carry your gift to Jerusalem. 4And if it is advisable for me to go also, they can travel with me.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 16:4
And if it is advisable for me to go also, they can travel with me.

2 Corinthians 3:1
Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, like some people, letters of recommendation to you or from you?

2 Corinthians 8:18
Along with Titus, we are sending the brother who is praised by all the churches for his work in the gospel.

2 Corinthians 8:19
More than that, this brother was chosen by the churches to accompany us with the offering--the gracious gift we administer to honor the Lord Himself and to show our eagerness to help.

Treasury of Scripture

And when I come, whomsoever you shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality to Jerusalem.

when.

1 Corinthians 4:19-21
But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will, and will know, not the speech of them which are puffed up, but the power…

1 Corinthians 11:34
And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.

whomsoever.

Acts 6:1-6
And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration…

2 Corinthians 8:19-24
And not that only, but who was also chosen of the churches to travel with us with this grace, which is administered by us to the glory of the same Lord, and declaration of your ready mind: …

liberality.

2 Corinthians 8:4,6,19
Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints…







Lexicon
Then,
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

on my arrival,
παραγένωμαι (paragenōmai)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Middle - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3854: From para and ginomai; to become near, i.e. Approach; by implication, to appear publicly.

I will send
πέμψω (pempsō)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3992: To send, transmit, permit to go, put forth.

letters
ἐπιστολῶν (epistolōn)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 1992: A letter, dispatch, epistle, message. From epistello; a written message.

with
δι’ (di’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

those
τούτους (toutous)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

you recommend
δοκιμάσητε (dokimasēte)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1381: From dokimos; to test; by implication, to approve.

to carry
ἀπενεγκεῖν (apenenkein)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 667: To carry, bear away (sometimes with violence). From apo and phero; to bear off.

your
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

gift
χάριν (charin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5485: From chairo; graciousness, of manner or act.

to
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

Jerusalem.
Ἰερουσαλήμ (Ierousalēm)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2419: Of Hebrew origin; Hierusalem, the capitol of Palestine.
(3) Whomsoever ye shall approve by your letters.--Better, whomsoever ye shall approve, them will I send by letters to bring your gifts to Jerusalem. The Apostle had not made up his mind finally whether he would take the gift himself or send it by messengers, whom he would accredit with letters, to the Church at Jerusalem. He would probably be influenced by the amount collected, and by the urgency, or otherwise, of the needs of those at Jerusalem at the time. The Apostle was, in one sense, the humblest of men; but he valued highly the dignity of his apostolic office, and if but a very small sum were ready for the Church at Jerusalem, he would have felt it to be beneath the dignity of his office, though not of himself, to be the bearer of such an offering. The course finally adopted was that the Apostle went himself, and the selected brethren with him (Acts 21:15).

Verse 3. - Whomsoever ye shall approve by your letters, them will I send. It is difficult to see why the translators rendered the clause thus, unless they disliked to face the certainty that the apostle must have written many letters which are no longer extant. The true rendering is, Whomsoever ye approve, these I will send with letters. The letters would be letters of introduction or commendation (Acts 18:27; Romans 16:1; 2 Corinthians 3:1) to the apostles at Jerusalem. Your liberality; literally, your grace or favour; i.e. the token of your voluntary affection. 16:1-9 The good examples of other Christians and churches should rouse us. It is good to lay up in store for good uses. Those who are rich in this world, should be rich in good works, 1Ti 6:17,18. The diligent hand will not make rich, without the Divine blessing, Pr 10:4,22. And what more proper to stir us up to charity to the people and children of God, than to look at all we have as his gift? Works of mercy are real fruits of true love to God, and are therefore proper services on his own day. Ministers are doing their proper business, when putting forward, or helping works of charity. The heart of a Christian minister must be towards the people among whom he has laboured long, and with success. All our purposes must be made with submission to the Divine providence, Jas 4:15. Adversaries and opposition do not break the spirits of faithful and successful ministers, but warm their zeal, and inspire them with fresh courage. A faithful minister is more discouraged by the hardness of his hearers' hearts, and the backslidings of professors, than by the enemies' attempts.
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