3 Then, when I arrive, I will give letters of introduction to the men you approve and send them with your gift to Jerusalem.

Other Translations of 1 Corinthians 16:3

King James Version

3 And when I come, whomsoever ye shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality liberality: Gr. gift unto Jerusalem.

English Standard Version

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

The Message

3 Then after I arrive, I'll write letters authorizing whomever you delegate, and send them off to Jerusalem to deliver your gift.

New King James Version

3 And when I come, whomever you approve by your letters I will send to bear your gift to Jerusalem.

New Living Translation

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

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Corinthians 16:3

Commentary on 1 Corinthians 16:1-9

(Read 1 Corinthians 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, James 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.