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1 Corinthians 16:17

17 I was glad when Stephanas, Fortunatus and Achaicus arrived, because they have supplied what was lacking from you.

Read 1 Corinthians 16:17 Using Other Translations

I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part they have supplied.
I rejoice at the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus, because they have made up for your absence,
I am very glad that Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus have come here. They have been providing the help you weren’t here to give me.

What does 1 Corinthians 16:17 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Corinthians 16:17

I am glad of the coming of Stephanas, and Fortunatus, and
Achaicus
Who very probably were those of the household of Chloe, mentioned in ( 1 Corinthians 1:11 ) , who came either of their own accord, or were sent as messengers from the church at Corinth to the apostle; who was glad to see them, one of them being baptized by him, and perhaps all of them converted under his ministry: however, they were believers in Christ, if not ministers of the Gospel, which seems very probable.

For that which was lacking on your part they have supplied;
which is not to be understood of their supplying him with money, in which the Corinthians had been deficient; for as he had never taken anything of them, he was determined he never would; see ( 2 Corinthians 11:7-10 ) ( 2 Corinthians 12:13 2 Corinthians 12:14 ) ; but either of their presence which supplied the want of theirs, the apostle had been for some time greatly desirous of; or whereas they had been greatly wanting in sending him an account of the state of the church, and how things stood with them, these brethren greatly supplied that defect, by giving him a very particular account of their church affairs.

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