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1 Corinthians 16:7

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.

Read 1 Corinthians 16:7 Using Other Translations

For I will not see you now by the way; but I trust to tarry a while with you, if the Lord permit.
For I do not want to see you now just in passing. I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord permits.
This time I don’t want to make just a short visit and then go right on. I want to come and stay awhile, if the Lord will let me.

What does 1 Corinthians 16:7 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Corinthians 16:7

For I will not see you now by the way
Just to look upon them, and be gone, be like a wayfaring man that tarries but for a night:

but I trust to tarry a while with you;
the whole winter season:

if the Lord permit;
submitting all to the will of God, at whose sovereign disposal he always was, and at whose beck and command he desired to be, and to do nothing, or be any where, but what was agreeable to the will of God.

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