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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
1 Corinthians 16

 

 

Verse 1

concerning. App-104.

collection. Greek. logia. Only here and 1 Corinthians 16:2, where it is translated "gatherings". Found in the Papyri of tax-gathering.

saints. Greek. hagios. See Acts 9:13.

have given order = commanded. Greek. diatasso. See Acts 7:44.

churches. App-184.

Galatia. Bengel says, "He proposes the Galatians as an example to the Corinthians, the Corinthians to the Macedonians (2 Corinthians 9:2), and the Corinthians and Macedonians to the Romans (Romans 15:26)".

even so, &c. = so do ye also.


Verse 2

Upon. App-104.

first, &c. See John 20:1. Acts 20:7.

every = each.

in store = treasuring up. Greek. thesaurizo. See Matthew 6:19.

as, &c = whatever he may be prospered in. Greek. euodoumai.

that = in order that. Greek. hina.

no = not. App-105.

gatherings. See 1 Corinthians 16:1.


Verse 3

approve. Greek. dokimazo See 1 Corinthians 3:13; 1 Corinthians 11:28.

by (App-104. 1 Corinthians 16:1), &c. Read, "them will I send with letters".

them = these.

send. App-174.

bring = carry away. Greek. apophero. Elsewhere, Mark 15:1. Luke 16:22. Revelation 17:3; Revelation 21:10.

liberality = gift. Literally grace. Greek. charts. App-184. Compare 2 Corinthians 8:19.


Verse 4

if. App-118.


Verse 5

unto. App-104.

shall pass = shall have passed.

do pass = am passing, i.e. purpose to pass.


Verse 6

abide. Greek. parameno. Elsewhere, Hebrews 7:23. James 1:25.

winter. See Acts 27:12.

bring me on my journey. Greek. propempo. See Acts 15:3.


Verse 7

will. App-102.

see. App-133.

by the way = in (Greek. en. App-104.) passing. Greek. parodos.

trust = hope.

tarry. Greek. epimeno. See Acts 10:48.

a while = some (Greek. tis) time (Greek. chronos).

Lord. App-98.


Verse 8

at = in. App-104.

Pentecost. See Acts 2:1.


Verse 9

door. Figure of speech Metaphor. App-6. Compare Acts 14:27, 2 Corinthians 2:12. Colossians 4:3. Revelation 3:8 See for the facts, Acts 19:17-20.

effectual. Greek. energes. Elsewhere, Philemon 1:6. Hebrews 4:12

unto = to.


Verse 10

come = shall have come.

see. Greek. blepo. App-133.

without fear = fearlessly. Greek. aphobos Elsewhere, Luke 1:74. Philippians 1:1, Philippians 1:14. Jude 1:12. Timothy was of a timid, shrinking disposition, and the apostle commends him to the support of the true believers at Corinth.

Lord. App-98.


Verse 11

Let no man = Let not (Greek. me. App-105) any one (Greek. tis. App-123)

despise. Greek. exoutheneo. See Acts 4:11. Compare 1 Timothy 4:12.

conduct . . . forth. Greek. propempo, as in 1 Corinthians 16:6.

look for. Greek. ekdechomai. See 1 Corinthians 11:33. Hebrews 10:13; Hebrews 11:10. 1 Peter 3:20.

with. App-104. It is clear from these verses (10, 11) that the letter was not sent by Timothy. He had already departed (1 Corinthians 4:17), and as he was to travel by a circuitous route, he might not arrive till after the receipt of the letter. See Acts 19:22. Paul was expecting him to be in time to return with the bearers of the letter, who were probably the three named in 1 Corinthians 16:17.


Verse 12

As touching = Now concerning (App-104.)

desired = exhorted. App-134.

to = in order that (Greek. hina) he should.

will. App-102.

at this time = now.

have convenient time = have leisure. Greek. eukaireo. See Acts 17:21. So far from being jealous of the popularity of Apollos (1 Corinthians 1:12). Paul urges him to visit Corinth. To him God"s glory was the one object to be sought (1 Corinthians 3:5-7. Philippians 1:1, Philippians 1:18).


Verse 13

Watch. Compare Acts 20:31.

stand fast. Compare Galatians 1:5, Galatians 1:1. Philippians 1:1, Philippians 1:27; Philippians 4:1. 1 Thessalonians 3:8. 2 Thessalonians 2:15.

faith. App-150. Compare 1 Corinthians 15:1.

quit you like men. Greek. andrizomai. Only here.

be strong. Greek. krataioo. Elsewhere, Luke 1:80; Luke 2:40. Ephesians 3:16.


Verse 14

with = in. App-104.

charity = love. Greek. agape. App-135. Compare 1 Corinthians 14:1. 1 Peter 4:8.


Verse 15

beseech. Greek. parakaleo. See "desired", 1 Corinthians 16:12.

know. App-132.

Stephanas. See 1 Corinthians 1:16.

firstfruits. Greek. aparche. See Romans 8:23; Romans 16:5.

have. Omit.

addicted = set. Greek. tasso. See Acts 13:48.

to = for, as in 1 Corinthians 16:1.

ministry = service. App-190.

of = to.


Verse 16

ye = ye also.

submit = subject. Greek. hupotasso, as in 1 Corinthians 14:32, &c.

helpeth with. Greek. sunergeo, to work together with. Elsewhere, Mark 16:20. Romans 8:28. 2 Corinthians 6:1. James 2:22. Compare 1 Corinthians 3:9.


Verse 17

of = at. App-104.

coming = presence. Greek. parousia. See Matthew 24:3.

that which was, &c. = your lack. Greek. husterema. Elsewhere, Luke 21:4. 2 Corinthians 8:14; 2 Corinthians 9:12; 2 Corinthians 11:9. Philippians 1:2, Philippians 1:30. Colossians 1:24. 1 Thessalonians 3:10.

have. Omit.

supplied. Greek. anaplerroo. See Philippians 2:30.


Verse 18

have refreshed = gave rest to. Same as in Matthew 11:28.

spirit. App-101.

acknowledge = recognize. App-132.


Verse 19

salute. Greek. aspazomai. See Acts 20:1.

Aquila. Compare Acts 18:2, Acts 18:18, Acts 18:26. Romans 16:3. 2 Timothy 4:19


Verse 20

greet. Same as "salute", 1 Corinthians 16:19

kiss. Greek. philema. See Romans 16:16; &c.


Verse 21

salutation, &c. Compare Colossians 4:18. 2 Thessalonians 3:17, and see Romans 16:22.


Verse 22

If. App-118.

any man = any one. Greek. tis. App-123.

love. App-135.

Jesus Christ. All the texts omit.

Anathemas = accursed. Full stop after this word. See Acts 23:14.

Maran-atha. Aramaic. App-94.:33.


Verse 23

grace. App-184.

our. Read the

Jesus Christ. App-98. Some texts omit "Christ".


Verse 24

love. Same as "charity", 1 Corinthians 16:14.

Christ Jesus. App-98.


 


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 16:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/1-corinthians-16.html. 1909-1922.

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