1 Corinthians 16:7
New International Version
For I do not want to see you now and make only a passing visit; I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord permits.

New Living Translation
This time I don’t want to make just a short visit and then go right on. I want to come and stay awhile, if the Lord will let me.

English Standard Version
For I do not want to see you now just in passing. I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord permits.

Berean Study Bible
For I do not want to see you now only in passing; I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord permits.

Berean Literal Bible
For I do not want to see you now in passing; for I hope to remain a certain time with you, if the Lord permits.

King James Bible
For I will not see you now by the way; but I trust to tarry a while with you, if the Lord permit.

New King James Version
For I do not wish to see you now on the way; but I hope to stay a while with you, if the Lord permits.

New American Standard Bible
For I do not want to see you now just in passing; for I hope to remain with you for some time, if the Lord permits.

NASB 1995
For I do not wish to see you now just in passing; for I hope to remain with you for some time, if the Lord permits.

NASB 1977
For I do not wish to see you now just in passing; for I hope to remain with you for some time, if the Lord permits.

Amplified Bible
For I do not wish to see you right now just in passing, but I hope to remain with you for some time [later on], if the Lord permits.

Christian Standard Bible
I don’t want to see you now just in passing, since I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord allows.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I don't want to see you now just in passing, for I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord allows.

American Standard Version
For I do not wish to see you now by the way; for I hope to tarry a while with you, if the Lord permit.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I do not wish to see you now as I pass by the way, for I hope to tarry for a time with you, if my Lord allows me,

Contemporary English Version
If the Lord lets me, I would rather come later for a longer visit than to stop off now for only a short visit.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I will not see you now by the way, for I trust that I shall abide with you some time, if the Lord permit.

English Revised Version
For I do not wish to see you now by the way; for I hope to tarry a while with you, if the Lord permit.

Good News Translation
I want to see you more than just briefly in passing; I hope to spend quite a long time with you, if the Lord allows.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Right now all I could do is visit you briefly, but if the Lord lets me, I hope to spend some time with you.

International Standard Version
I do not want to visit with you now just in passing, because I hope to spend a longer time with you if the Lord permits.

Literal Standard Version
for I do not wish to see you now in the passing, but I hope to remain a certain time with you, if the LORD may permit;

NET Bible
For I do not want to see you now in passing, since I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord allows.

New Heart English Bible
For I do not wish to see you now in passing, but I hope to stay a while with you, if the Lord permits.

Weymouth New Testament
For I do not wish to see you on this occasion merely in passing; but if the Lord permits, I hope to remain some time with you.

World English Bible
For I do not wish to see you now in passing, but I hope to stay a while with you, if the Lord permits.

Young's Literal Translation
for I do not wish to see you now in the passing, but I hope to remain a certain time with you, if the Lord may permit;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Paul's Travel Plans
6Perhaps I will stay with you awhile, or even spend the winter, so that you can help me on my journey, wherever I go. 7For I do not want to see you now only in passing; I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord permits. 8But I will stay in Ephesus until Pentecost,…

Cross References
Matthew 3:15
"Let it be so now," Jesus replied. "It is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness in this way." Then John permitted Him.

Acts 18:21
But as he left, he said, "I will come back to you if God is willing." And he set sail from Ephesus.

1 Corinthians 4:19
But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord is willing, and then I will find out not only what these arrogant people are saying, but what power they have.

2 Corinthians 1:15
Confident of this, I planned to visit you first, so that you might receive a double blessing.


Treasury of Scripture

For I will not see you now by the way; but I trust to tarry a while with you, if the Lord permit.

if.

1 Corinthians 4:19
But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will, and will know, not the speech of them which are puffed up, but the power.

Proverbs 19:21
There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.

Jeremiah 10:23
O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.









(7) For I will not see you now by the way.--Here again is a reference to his changed intention. (See 1Corinthians 16:5.)



Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

I do not want
θέλω (thelō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 2309: To will, wish, desire, be willing, intend, design.

to see
ἰδεῖν (idein)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's 3708: Properly, to stare at, i.e. to discern clearly; by extension, to attend to; by Hebraism, to experience; passively, to appear.

you
ὑμᾶς (hymas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

now
ἄρτι (arti)
Adverb
Strong's 737: Now, just now, at this moment. Adverb from a derivative of airo through the idea of suspension; just now.

[only] in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

passing;
παρόδῳ (parodō)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3938: A passing by or through. From para and hodos; a by-road, i.e. a route.

I hope
ἐλπίζω (elpizō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1679: To hope, hope for, expect, trust. From elpis; to expect or confide.

to spend
ἐπιμεῖναι (epimeinai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's 1961: (a) I remain, tarry, (b) I remain in, persist in. From epi and meno; to stay over, i.e. Remain.

some
τινὰ (tina)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

time
χρόνον (chronon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5550: A space of time or interval; by extension, an individual opportunity; by implication, delay.

with
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

you,
ὑμᾶς (hymas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

if
ἐὰν (ean)
Conjunction
Strong's 1437: If. From ei and an; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Lord
Κύριος (Kyrios)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

permits.
ἐπιτρέψῃ (epitrepsē)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2010: To turn to, commit, entrust; I allow, yield, permit. From epi and the base of trope; to turn over, i.e. Allow.


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