1 Corinthians 16:8

8 But I will stay in Ephesus until Pentecost,

1 Corinthians 16:8 Meaning and Commentary

1 Corinthians 16:8

But I will tarry at Ephesus till Pentecost.
] The feast of weeks, or of harvest, which was fifty days from the passover; (See Gill on Acts 2:1) which though abrogated at the death of Christ, was observed by the Jews, and is mentioned by the apostle, not as a festival that the Christians were obliged to regard, or did regard, but as pointing out the time he intended to stay at Ephesus: and we elsewhere read, that he was greatly desirous of being at Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost, ( Acts 20:16 ) not to keep it, but because there would then be abundance of people from all parts there, to whom he should have an opportunity of preaching the Gospel.

1 Corinthians 16:8 In-Context

6 and perhaps I will remain with you, or even spend the winter, that you may send me on my way wherever I go.
7 I don't want to see you now just in passing, for I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord allows.
8 But I will stay in Ephesus until Pentecost,
9 because a wide door for effective ministry has opened for me-yet many oppose me.
10 If Timothy comes, see that he has nothing to fear from you, because he is doing the Lord's work, just as I am.