1 Corinthians 16:17

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

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1 Corinthians 16:17 in Other Translations

KJV
17 I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part they have supplied.
ESV
17 I rejoice at the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus, because they have made up for your absence,
NLT
17 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.
MSG
17 I want you to know how delighted I am to have Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus here with me. They partially make up for your absence!
CSB
17 I am delighted over the presence of Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus, because these men have made up for your absence.

1 Corinthians 16:17 Meaning and Commentary

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.

1 Corinthians 16:17 In-Context

15 You know that the household of Stephanas were the first converts in Achaia, and they have devoted themselves to the service of the Lord’s people. I urge you, brothers and sisters,
16 to submit to such people and to everyone who joins in the work and labors at it.
17 I was glad when Stephanas, Fortunatus and Achaicus arrived, because they have supplied what was lacking from you.
18 For they refreshed my spirit and yours also. Such men deserve recognition.
19 The churches in the province of Asia send you greetings. Aquila and Priscilla greet you warmly in the Lord, and so does the church that meets at their house.

Cross References 1

  • 1. 2 Corinthians 11:9; Philippians 2:30
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