1 Corinthians 16:5

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5 After I go through Macedonia, I will come to you—for I will be going through Macedonia.

1 Corinthians 16:5 in Other Translations

5 Now I will come unto you, when I shall pass through Macedonia: for I do pass through Macedonia.
5 I will visit you after passing through Macedonia, for I intend to pass through Macedonia,
5 I am coming to visit you after I have been to Macedonia, for I am planning to travel through Macedonia.
5 I plan to visit you after passing through northern Greece. I won't be staying long there,
5 I will come to you after I pass through Macedonia-for I will be traveling through Macedonia-

1 Corinthians 16:5 Meaning and Commentary

1 Corinthians 16:5

Now I will come unto you
Which he again assures them of, as being his real intention and design; though some had given out that he would not come to them any more, and hoped they should never see him any more; see ( 1 Corinthians 4:18 1 Corinthians 4:19 ) .

When I shall pass through Macedonia;
hereby fixing the time when he intended to visit them after he had gone through that country, and had received their collections for the saints at Jerusalem, which the churches there so generously made, and pressed him to the ministering of, of which he speaks in his next epistle.

For I do pass through Macedonia;
not that he was then passing through Macedonia, or was in it, and so at Philippi, from whence this epistle is said to be written, as the subscription at the end of it expresses, for he was now at Ephesus; see ( 1 Corinthians 16:8 ) and from thence was this epistle written; he was not in Macedonia till some time after, see ( 2 Corinthians 2:12 2 Corinthians 2:13 ) but the sense is, that he should take his tour through Macedonia; and so the Vulgate Latin version renders it, "for I shall pass through Macedonia"; and so coming into Greece, he intended to come to Corinth, and stay some time with them.

1 Corinthians 16:5 In-Context

3 Then, when I arrive, I will give letters of introduction to the men you approve and send them with your gift to Jerusalem.
4 If it seems advisable for me to go also, they will accompany me.
5 After I go through Macedonia, I will come to you—for I will be going through Macedonia.
6 Perhaps I will stay with you for a while, or even spend the winter, so that you can help me on my journey, wherever I go.
7 For I do not want to see you now and make only a passing visit; I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord permits.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S 1 Corinthians 4:19
  • 2. S Acts 16:9; Acts 19:21
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