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Bible Commentaries

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 1Co 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. e n . 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 Chronicles 4:3; 2 Chronicles 4:3 .Revelation 3:8; 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 . 2Co 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". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/1-corinthians-16.html. 1909-1922.