So each of the disciples, according to his ability, determined to send relief to the brothers who lived in Judea.
This they did, sending it to the elders by means of Barnabas and Saul.
For Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus so he would not have to spend time in the province of Asia, because he was hurrying to be in Jerusalem, if possible, for the day of Pentecost.
Now, however, I am traveling to Jerusalem to serve the saints;
for Macedonia and Achaia were pleased to make a contribution to the poor among the saints in Jerusalem.
Now about the collection for the saints: you should do the same as I instructed the Galatian churches.
On the first day of the week, each of you is to set something aside and save to the extent that he prospers, so that no collections will need to be made when I come.
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ: although He was rich, for your sake He became poor, so that by His poverty you might become rich.
[They asked] only that we would remember the poor, which I made every effort to do.
Then the next day, Paul took the men, having purified himself along with them, and entered the temple, announcing the completion of the purification days when the offering for each of them would be made.