1 Corinthians 16:8

8 For the present, I'm staying right here in Ephesus.

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 but maybe I can stay awhile with you - maybe even spend the winter? Then you could give me a good send-off, wherever I may be headed next.
7 I don't want to just drop by in between other "primary" destinations. I want a good, long, leisurely visit. If the Master agrees, we'll have it!
8 For the present, I'm staying right here in Ephesus.
9 A huge door of opportunity for good work has opened up here. (There is also mushrooming opposition.)
10 If Timothy shows up, take good care of him. Make him feel completely at home among you. He works so hard for the Master, just as I do.