1 Corinthians 16:7

7 For I do not want to see you now 1just in passing. I hope to spend some time with you, 2if the Lord permits.

1 Corinthians 16:7 Meaning and Commentary

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.

1 Corinthians 16:7 In-Context

5 I will visit you after passing through Macedonia, for I intend to pass through Macedonia,
6 and perhaps I will stay with you or even spend the winter, so that you may help me on my journey, wherever I go.
7 For I do not want to see you now just in passing. I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord permits.
8 But I will stay in Ephesus until Pentecost,
9 for a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.

Cross References 2

  • 1. [2 Corinthians 1:15, 16]
  • 2. 1 Corinthians 4:19; Acts 18:21; James 4:15