Acts 18:21
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New International Version
But as he left, he promised, "I will come back if it is God's will." Then he set sail from Ephesus.

New Living Translation
As he left, however, he said, "I will come back later, God willing." Then he set sail from Ephesus.

English Standard Version
But on taking leave of them he said, “I will return to you if God wills,” and he set sail from Ephesus.

Berean Study Bible
But as he left, he said, "I will come back to you again if God is willing." And he set sail from Ephesus.

Berean Literal Bible
but having taken leave and having said, "I will return to you again, God willing," he sailed from Ephesus,

New American Standard Bible
but taking leave of them and saying, "I will return to you again if God wills," he set sail from Ephesus.

King James Bible
But bade them farewell, saying, I must by all means keep this feast that cometh in Jerusalem: but I will return again unto you, if God will. And he sailed from Ephesus.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
but he said good-bye and stated, "I'll come back to you again, if God wills." Then he set sail from Ephesus.

International Standard Version
As he told them goodbye, he said, "I will come back to you again if it is God's will." Then he set sail from Ephesus.

NET Bible
but said farewell to them and added, "I will come back to you again if God wills." Then he set sail from Ephesus,

New Heart English Bible
but taking his leave of them, and saying, "I will return again to you if God wills," he set sail from Ephesus.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
As he said, “I must always observe the coming feast in Jerusalem, and if God wills, I shall return again to you.” And he left Aqilaus and Priscilla in Ephesaus.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As he left, he told them, "I'll come back to visit you if God wants me to." Paul took a boat from Ephesus

New American Standard 1977
but taking leave of them and saying, “I will return to you again if God wills,” he set sail from Ephesus.

Jubilee Bible 2000
but bade them farewell, saying, I must by all means keep this feast that comes in Jerusalem, but I will return again unto you, if God wills. And he sailed from Ephesus.

King James 2000 Bible
But bade them farewell, saying, I must by all means keep this feast that comes in Jerusalem: but I will return again unto you, if God wills. And he sailed from Ephesus.

American King James Version
But bade them farewell, saying, I must by all means keep this feast that comes in Jerusalem: but I will return again to you, if God will. And he sailed from Ephesus.

American Standard Version
but taking his leave of them, and saying, I will return again unto you if God will, he set sail from Ephesus.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But taking his leave, and saying: I will return to you again, God willing, he departed from Ephesus.

Darby Bible Translation
but bade them farewell, saying, [I must by all means keep the coming feast at Jerusalem]; I will return to you again, if God will: and he sailed away from Ephesus.

English Revised Version
but taking his leave of them, and saying, I will return again unto you, if God will, he set sail from Ephesus.

Webster's Bible Translation
But bade them farewell, saying, I must by all means keep this feast that cometh in Jerusalem: but I will return to you, if God will. And he sailed from Ephesus.

Weymouth New Testament
but took leave of them with the promise, "I will return to you, God willing." So he set sail from Ephesus.

World English Bible
but taking his leave of them, and saying, "I must by all means keep this coming feast in Jerusalem, but I will return again to you if God wills," he set sail from Ephesus.

Young's Literal Translation
but took leave of them, saying, 'It behoveth me by all means the coming feast to keep at Jerusalem, and again I will return unto you -- God willing.' And he sailed from Ephesus,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
18:18-23 While Paul found he laboured not in vain, he continued labouring. Our times are in God's hand; we purpose, but he disposes; therefore we must make all promises with submission to the will of God; not only if providence permits, but if God does not otherwise direct our motions. A very good refreshment it is to a faithful minister, to have for awhile the society of his brethren. Disciples are compassed about with infirmity; ministers must do what they can to strengthen them, by directing them to Christ, who is their Strength. Let us earnestly seek, in our several places, to promote the cause of Christ, forming plans that appear to us most proper, but relying on the Lord to bring them to pass if he sees good.
Study Bible
Paul Returns to Antioch
20When they asked him to stay for a while longer, he declined. 21But as he left, he said, “I will come back to you again if God is willing.” And he set sail from Ephesus. 22When Paul had landed at Caesarea, he went up and greeted the church at Jerusalem. Then he went down to Antioch.…
Cross References
Mark 6:46
After bidding them farewell, He went up on the mountain to pray.

Acts 18:19
When they reached Ephesus, Paul parted ways with Priscilla and Aquila. He himself went into the synagogue there and reasoned with the Jews.

Acts 18:20
When they asked him to stay for a while longer, he declined.

Acts 18:24
Meanwhile a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was an eloquent man, well versed in the Scriptures.

Acts 19:1
While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passed through the interior and came to Ephesus. There he found some disciples

Acts 19:17
This became known to all the Jews and Greeks living in Ephesus, and fear came over all of them. So the name of the Lord Jesus was held in high honor.

Acts 20:16
Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus to avoid spending time in the province of Asia, because he was in a hurry to reach Jerusalem, if possible, by the day of Pentecost.

Acts 21:29
For they had previously seen Trophimus the Ephesian with him in the city, and they assumed that Paul had brought him into the temple.

Romans 1:10
in my prayers at all times, asking that now at last by God's will I may succeed in coming to you.

Romans 15:32
so that by God's will I may come to you with joy and together with you be refreshed.
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But bade them farewell, saying, I must by all means keep this feast that comes in Jerusalem: but I will return again to you, if God will. And he sailed from Ephesus.

bade.

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Luke 9:61 And another also said, Lord, I will follow you; but let me first …

2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brothers, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of …

I must.

Acts 20:16 For Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus, because he would not …

Deuteronomy 16:1 Observe the month of Abib, and keep the passover to the LORD your God…

if God.

Acts 19:21 After these things were ended, Paul purposed in the spirit, when …

Acts 21:14 And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of …

Matthew 26:39 And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, …

Romans 1:10 Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous …

Romans 15:32 That I may come to you with joy by the will of God, and may with …

1 Corinthians 4:19 But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will, and will know, …

Philippians 2:19-24 But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly to you, that …

Hebrews 6:3 And this will we do, if God permit.

James 4:15 For that you ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do …

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