1 Corinthians 16:8

8 But I will stay in Ephesus until 1Pentecost,

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 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.
10 When Timothy comes, see that you put him at ease among you, for he is doing the work of the Lord, as I am.

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