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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
Upon the first day of the weeke, let euery one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
On the first day of every week each one of you is to put aside and save, as he may prosper, so that no collections be made when I come.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
Upon the first day of the week let each one of you lay by him in store, as he may prosper, that no collections be made when I come.
- American Standard Version (1901)
On the first day of the week, let every one of you put by him in store, in measure as he has done well in business, so that it may not be necessary to get money together when I come.
- Basic English Bible
On [the] first of [the] week let each of you put by at home, laying up [in] whatever [degree] he may have prospered, that there may be no collections when I come.
- Darby Bible
Upon the first day of the week, let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no collections when I come.
- Webster's Bible
On the first day of every week let each of you put on one side and store up at his home whatever gain has been granted to him; so that whenever I come, there may then be no collections going on.
- Weymouth Bible
On the first day of the week, let each one of you save, as he may prosper, that no collections be made when I come.
- World English Bible
Ech of you kepe at hym silf, kepynge that that plesith to him, that whanne Y come, the gaderyngis ben not maad.
- Wycliffe Bible
on every first [day] of the week, let each one of you lay by him, treasuring up whatever he may have prospered, that when I may come then collections may not be made;
- Youngs Literal Bible
16:2 Let every one - Not the rich only: let him also that hath little, gladly give of that little. According as he hath been prospered - Increasing his alms as God increases his substance. According to this lowest rule of Christian prudence, if a man when he has or gains one pound give a tenth to God, when he has or gains an hundred he will give the tenth of this also. And yet I show unto you a more excellent way. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. Stint yourself to no proportion at all. But lend to God all you can.
1Co 16:2 Upon the first [day] of the week. This shows that the first day of the week was set apart and regarded by the church. The church assembled to break bread on that day (Ac 20:7). Let every one of you lay by him in store. The usual view is that every one was directed to set aside something on the Lord's day and keep it until Paul came. This view is sanctioned by the translations and most of the commentators. Macknight renders: "On the first day of the week, let each one of you lay somewhat by itself, put it into the treasury". I believe Macknight is right; for (1) there were to be no collections when Paul came. That implies that the money was to be placed in the treasury. Otherwise, it would have to be collected. (2) "Thesaurizoon", rendered in the Common Version "in store", is a present participle, meaning literally, "putting into the thesaurus", or "treasury". (3) All church history testifies that the early church took up weekly collections on the first day of the week. See Pliny's Letter to the Emperor Trajan. (4) We know, from Acts, and from all early church history, that the church met on the first day of the week. It only remains to add that "par heauto", rendered by the translators "by him", is rendered with equal correctness, "by itself". Its form is that of the neuter reflexive pronoun. As [God] hath prospered him. Each week every one is to give according to his ability.
Theresa Gabel's comment on 2014-09-13 14:43:22:
My husband and I have always given 10 percent to our church, but now my sister who is out of work and needs help financially is asking us for help, is it wrong to help her out of our church funds?
Jackie's comment on 2013-12-25 15:20:08:
1Cor. 16:1-8 Sum 25 years after the cross Paul is on a onetime welfare trip to Jerusalem for the poor saints in Jerusalem. This seems to be a onetime gathering of goods by each individual. Not a church service. This had nothing to do with the weekly tithe.
God's first day of the week is from sunset Saturday to sunset Sunday. Acts 20:7 was most probably on Saturday evening.
God's word never refers to the first day of the week as the Lord's Day. Lord's Day can only be found in Rev. 1:10
God never instructed man to abolish His Holy Sabbath.
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