New American Standard Bible
But I will remain in Ephesus until Pentecost;
King James Bible
But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost.
Darby Bible Translation
But I remain in Ephesus until Pentecost.
World English Bible
But I will stay at Ephesus until Pentecost,
Young's Literal Translation
and I will remain in Ephesus till the Pentecost,
1 Corinthians 16:8 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
But I will tarry at Ephesus - This passage proves that this letter was written from Ephesus. It is by such indications as this usually that we are able to determine the place where the Epistles were written. In regard to the situation of Ephesus, see the note on Acts 18:19.
Until Pentecost - This was a Jewish festival occurring fifty days after the Passover, and hence called the Pentecost. See the note at Acts 2:1. As there were Jews at Corinth, and doubtless in the church, they would understand the time which Paul referred to; and as he was a Jew, he naturally used their mode of reckoning time where it would be understood. Doubtless the great festivals of the Jews were well known among most of the cities of Greece, as there were Jews in them all who were scrupulous in their observances. It is no improbable supposition, also, that Christians everywhere regarded this day with deep interest, as being the day on which the Holy Spirit descended on the apostles and on the people of Jerusalem, Acts 2.
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When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.
They came to Ephesus, and he left them there. Now he himself entered the synagogue and reasoned with the Jews.
but taking leave of them and saying, "I will return to you again if God wills," he set sail from Ephesus.
It happened that while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passed through the upper country and came to Ephesus, and found some disciples.
For Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus so that he would not have to spend time in Asia; for he was hurrying to be in Jerusalem, if possible, on the day of Pentecost.
1 Corinthians 15:32
If from human motives I fought with wild beasts at Ephesus, what does it profit me? If the dead are not raised, LET US EAT AND DRINK, FOR TOMORROW WE DIE.
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