1 Corinthians 16:4
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New International Version
If it seems advisable for me to go also, they will accompany me.

New Living Translation
And if it seems appropriate for me to go along, they can travel with me.

English Standard Version
If it seems advisable that I should go also, they will accompany me.

Berean Study Bible
And if it is advisable for me to go also, they can travel with me.

Berean Literal Bible
And if it is suitable for me also to go, they will go with me.

New American Standard Bible
and if it is fitting for me to go also, they will go with me.

King James Bible
And if it be meet that I go also, they shall go with me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If it is suitable for me to go as well, they can travel with me.

International Standard Version
If it is worthwhile for me to go, too, they can go with me.

NET Bible
And if it seems advisable that I should go also, they will go with me.

New Heart English Bible
If it is appropriate for me to go also, they will go with me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But if it is appropriate for me to visit, when I depart, they shall depart with me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If I think it's worthwhile for me to go, they can go with me.

New American Standard 1977
and if it is fitting for me to go also, they will go with me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And if it is appropriate that I go also, they shall go with me.

King James 2000 Bible
And if it be fitting that I go also, they shall go with me.

American King James Version
And if it be meet that I go also, they shall go with me.

American Standard Version
and if it be meet for me to go also, they shall go with me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if it be meet that I also go, they shall go with me.

Darby Bible Translation
and if it be suitable that I also should go, they shall go with me.

English Revised Version
and if it be meet for me to go also, they shall go with me.

Webster's Bible Translation
And if it be proper that I should go also, they shall go with me.

Weymouth New Testament
And if it is worth while for me also to make the journey, they shall go as my companions.

World English Bible
If it is appropriate for me to go also, they will go with me.

Young's Literal Translation
and if it be meet for me also to go, with me they shall go.
Study Bible
The Collection for the Saints
3Then, on my arrival, I will send letters with those you recommend to carry your gift to Jerusalem. 4And if it is advisable for me to go also, they can travel with me. 5After I go through Macedonia, however, I will come to you; for I will be going through Macedonia.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 16:3
Then, on my arrival, I will send letters with those you recommend to carry your gift to Jerusalem.

1 Corinthians 16:5
After I go through Macedonia, however, I will come to you; for I will be going through Macedonia.
Treasury of Scripture

And if it be meet that I go also, they shall go with me.

Romans 15:25 But now I go to Jerusalem to minister to the saints.

2 Corinthians 8:4,19 Praying us with much entreaty that we would receive the gift, and …

Verse 4. - If it be meet that I go also. Unless the collection were a substantial proof of the generosity of the Gentile Churches, it would be hardly worth while (ἄξιον) for St. Paul to go too. With me. St. Paul would not take this money himself. His "religious" enemies were many, bitter, and unscrupulous, and he would give them no possibility of a handle against him. He makes such arrangements as should place him above suspicion (2 Corinthians 8:20). It turned out that the subscription was an adequate one, and St. Paul accompanied the Corinthian delegates (Romans 15:25; Acts 20:4). The thought that they might visit Jerusalem and see some of the twelve would act as an incentive to the Corinthians. 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. 4. meet—"worth while." If your collections be large enough to be worth an apostle's journey (a stimulus to their liberality), I will accompany them myself instead of giving them letters credential (1Co 16:3; compare Ac 20:1-4).

with me—to guard against all possible suspicion of evil (2Co 8:4, 19-21).16:1-9 The good examples of other Christians and churches should rouse us. It is good to lay up in store for good uses. Those who are rich in this world, should be rich in good works, 1Ti 6:17,18. The diligent hand will not make rich, without the Divine blessing, Pr 10:4,22. And what more proper to stir us up to charity to the people and children of God, than to look at all we have as his gift? Works of mercy are real fruits of true love to God, and are therefore proper services on his own day. Ministers are doing their proper business, when putting forward, or helping works of charity. The heart of a Christian minister must be towards the people among whom he has laboured long, and with success. All our purposes must be made with submission to the Divine providence, Jas 4:15. Adversaries and opposition do not break the spirits of faithful and successful ministers, but warm their zeal, and inspire them with fresh courage. A faithful minister is more discouraged by the hardness of his hearers' hearts, and the backslidings of professors, than by the enemies' attempts.
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