Mashiach's First Letter through the Shliach Rav Sha'ul (also known as Paulos) to the Assembly at Kórinthos

Korínthios Alef Chapter 16

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16:1 Now concerning the collection for the set apart ones, as I have given order to the assemblies of Galatia, even so do you.

16:2 Upon the Yom Rishon (Motzoei Shabbot) let every one of you lay by him in store, as [Elohim (אלהים)] have prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.

16:3 And when I come, whomsoever you shall approve by [your] letters, them will I send to bring your liberality to Yerushalayim.

16:4 And if it be meet that I go also, they shall go with me.

16:5 Now I will come to you, when I shall pass through Makedonía: for I do pass through Makedonía.

16:6 And it may be that I will abide, yea, and winter with you, that you may bring me on my journey whithersoever I go.

16:7 For I do not wish to see you now on the way; but I hope to stay a while with you, if the Adonay permits.

16:8 But I will remain in Éphesos until Shavuot (Pentekoste).

16:9 For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.

16:10 Now if Timotheos come, see that he may be with you without fear: for he works the work of Adonay, as I also [do].

16:11 Let no man therefore despise him: but conduct him forth in shalom, that he may come to me: for I look for him with the achim.

16:12 As touching [our] brother Apollos, I greatly desired him to come to you with the achim: but his will was not at all to come at this time; but he will come when he shall have convenient time.

16:13 Watch you, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.

16:14 Let all your things be done with Love.

16:15 I urge you, achim, - you know the household of Stephanás, that it is the first-fruits of Achaia, and [that] they have devoted themselves to the ministry of the set apart ones-

16:16 That you submit yourselves to such, and to every one that helps with [us], and labours.

16:17 I am glad of the coming of Stephanás and Phortounátos and Achaïkós: for that which was lacking on your part they have supplied.

16:18 For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: therefore acknowledge you them that are such.

16:19 The assemblies of Asia salute you. Akúlas and Príska salute you much in Adonay, with the assembly that is in their house.

16:20 All the Achim bid you shalom. Bid you one another shalom with an neshikat hakodesh (set apart kiss).

16:21 The salutation of [me] Paulos with mine own hand.

16:22 If any man love not Adonay Yehoshua (יהושע) Mashiach, let him be Alav ki Cherem hu (a curse of the ban of destruction is on him") Marana tha(Adoneinu come).

16:23 The grace of Adoneinu Yehoshua (יהושע) Mashiach [be] with you.

16:24 My love [be] with you all in Mashiach Yehoshua (יהושע). Amein. img2.gif


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Motzoei Shabbat: literally, the going out of the Shabbat refers to the time in the evening immediately following Shabbat, that is Saturday night.

There are three ways one can declare the end of Shabbat in order to be allowed to resume these forbidden activities:

  1. Reciting Ata Chonantanu: This special paragraph is added to the Amidah during Maariv on Saturday evening, and is generally recited by men to end Shabbat
  2. Reciting Baruch Hamavdil: The verse "Baruch Hamavdil Bain Kodesh L'Chol" is generally recited by women, who traditionally do not recite the Maariv prayer
  3. Havdallah: Havdallah is a required ritual on Motzei Shabbat. Listening to Havdallah defines the end of Shabbat. But one who lights the Havdallah candle or else wishes to perform any activity otherwise prohibited during Shabbat must declare an end to Shabbat by one of the above two methods.
Ac 20:7 - On Motza'ei-Shabbat, when we were gathered to break bread Havdalah, Sha'ul addressed them. Since he was going to leave the next day, he kept talking until midnight.
1 Korintos 16:2 - Every week, on Motza'ei-Shabbat, each of you should set some money aside, according to his resources, and save it up; so that when I come I won't have to do fundraising.