1 Corinthians 16:4

4 If it seems advisable that I should go also, they will accompany me.

1 Corinthians 16:4 Meaning and Commentary

1 Corinthians 16:4

And if it be meet that I go also
If it should be convenient for me to go, or it should be thought proper and expedient that I should go; or, as the Syriac version renders it, "if this work should be worthy that I should go"; and the Arabic version, "if the thing should be worthy to go with me"; that is, their beneficence; if so large a collection should be made, that it will be worthy of an apostle to go along with it, hereby artfully pressing them to a good collection:

they shall go with me;
that is, those brethren whom the church shall approve and send; for he would not go alone, nor propose it, to remove all suspicion of converting any money to his own use.

1 Corinthians 16:4 In-Context

2 On the first day of every week, each of you is to put aside and save whatever extra you earn, so that collections need not be taken when I come.
3 And when I arrive, I will send any whom you approve with letters to take your gift to Jerusalem.
4 If it seems advisable that I should go also, they will accompany me.
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 send me on my way, wherever I go.