New American Standard Bible
But I will come to you soon, if the Lord wills, and I shall find out, not the words of those who are arrogant but their power.
King James Bible
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.
Darby Bible Translation
but I will come quickly to you, if the Lord will; and I will know, not the word of those that are puffed up, but the power.
World English Bible
But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord is willing. And I will know, not the word of those who are puffed up, but the power.
Young's Literal Translation
but I will come quickly unto you, if the Lord may will, and I will know not the word of those puffed up, but the power;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
But I will come - It is from no fear of them that I am kept away; and to convince them of this I will come to them speedily.
If the Lord will - If the Lord permit; if by his providence he allows me to go. Paul regarded the entering on a journey as dependent on the will of God; and felt that God had all in his hand. No purpose should be formed without a reference to his will; no plan without feeling that he can easily frustrate it and disappoint us; see James 4:15.
And will know - I will examine; I will put to the test; I will fully understand,
Not the speech ... - Not their vain and empty boasting; not their confident assertions, and their self-complacent views.
But the power - Their real power. I will put their power to the proof: I will see whether they are able to effect what they affirm; whether they have more real power than I have. I will enter fully into the work of discipline, and will ascertain whether they have such authority in the church, such a power of party and of combination, that they can resist me, and oppose my administration of the discipline which the church needs. "A passage," says Bloomfield, "which cannot, in nerve and rigor, or dignity and composed confidence, be easily paralleled, even in Demosthenes himself."
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2 CORINTHIANS iv. 1-6. I can shut out the sweet light of the morning. I can refuse to open the shutters and draw up the blinds. And I can shut out the Light of life. I can draw the thick blinds of prejudice, and close the impenetrable shutters of sin. And the Light of the world cannot get into my soul. And I can let in the waiting light of the morning, and flood my room with its glory. And the Light is "a gracious, willing guest." No fuss is needed, no shouting is required. Open thy casement, and …
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but taking leave of them and saying, "I will return to you again if God wills," he set sail from Ephesus.
Now after these things were finished, Paul purposed in the spirit to go to Jerusalem after he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, saying, "After I have been there, I must also see Rome."
When he had gone through those districts and had given them much exhortation, he came to Greece.
1 Corinthians 4:6
Now these things, brethren, I have figuratively applied to myself and Apollos for your sakes, so that in us you may learn not to exceed what is written, so that no one of you will become arrogant in behalf of one against the other.
1 Corinthians 11:34
If anyone is hungry, let him eat at home, so that you will not come together for judgment. The remaining matters I will arrange when I come.
1 Corinthians 16:5
But I will come to you after I go through Macedonia, for I am going through Macedonia;
1 Corinthians 16:7
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.
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