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1 Corinthians 16

 

 

Introduction
1He exhorts them to relieve the want of the brethren at Jerusalem.
10Commends Timothy;
13and after friendly admonitions,
16concludes his epistle with divers salutations.

Verse 1
Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye.
concerning
Acts 11:28,30; 24:17; Romans 15:25,26; 2 Corinthians 8:1-9; Galatians 2:10
the saints
Acts 9:41; Romans 12:13; 2 Corinthians 9:12-15; Philemon 1:5,7; Hebrews 6:10; 1 John 3:17
the churches
Acts 16:6; 18:23; Galatians 1:2

Verse 2
Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.
the first
Luke 24:1; John 20:19,26; Acts 20:7; Revelation 1:10
as God
Genesis 26:12; 30:27,30; 32:10; 33:11; Deuteronomy 8:18; 15:11-14; 2 Chronicles 31:10; Haggai 2:16-19; Malachi 3:9,10; Mark 12:41-44; 14:8; Luke 16:10; 2 Corinthians 8:1-3,12-15
that
2 Corinthians 8:11; 9:3-5

Verse 3
And when I come, whomsoever ye shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality unto Jerusalem.
when
4:19-21; 11:34
whomsoever
Acts 6:1-6; 2 Corinthians 8:19-24
liberality
Gr. gift.
2 Corinthians 8:4,6,19

Verse 4
And if it be meet that I go also, they shall go with me.
Romans 15:25; 2 Corinthians 8:4,19

Verse 5
Now I will come unto you, when I shall pass through Macedonia: for I do pass through Macedonia.
when
Acts 19:21; 20:1-3; 2 Corinthians 1:15-17

Verse 6
And it may be that I will abide, yea, and winter with you, that ye may bring me on my journey whithersoever I go.
winter
Acts 27:12; 28:11; Titus 3:12
that ye
Acts 15:3; 17:15; 20:38; 21:5; Romans 15:24; 2 Corinthians 1:16; 3 John 1:6,7

Verse 7
For I will not see you now by the way; but I trust to tarry a while with you, if the Lord permit.
if
4:19; Proverbs 19:21; Jeremiah 10:23; Acts 18:21; Romans 1:10; James 4:15

Verse 8
But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost.
at
15:32
Pentecost
Exodus 23:16; Leviticus 23:15-21; Acts 2:1

Verse 9
For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.
a great
Acts 19:8-10
door
Acts 14:27; 2 Corinthians 2:12; Colossians 4:3; Revelation 3:7,8
there
15:32; Acts 19:9,10; 2 Corinthians 1:8-10; Philippians 3:18

Verse 10
Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear: for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do.
if
4:17; Acts 19:22
without
11; 1 Thessalonians 4:12
for
15:58; Romans 16:21; 2 Corinthians 6:1; Philippians 2:19-22; 1 Thessalonians 3:2

Verse 11
Let no man therefore despise him: but conduct him forth in peace, that he may come unto me: for I look for him with the brethren.
no
10; Luke 10:16; 1 Thessalonians 4:8; 1 Timothy 4:12; Titus 2:15
but
6; Acts 15:33; 3 John 1:6

Verse 12
As touching our brother Apollos, I greatly desired him to come unto you with the brethren: but his will was not at all to come at this time; but he will come when he shall have convenient time.
our
1:12; 3:5,22; Acts 18:24-28; 19:1; Titus 3:4
when
Ecclesiastes 3:1; Mark 6:21; Acts 24:25

Verse 13
Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.
Watch
Matthew 24:42-44; 25:13; 26:41; Mark 13:33-37; 14:37,38; Luke 12:35-40; 21:36; Ephesians 6:18; Colossians 4:2; 1 Thessalonians 5:6; 2 Timothy 4:5; 1 Peter 4:7; 5:8; Revelation 3:2,3; 16:15
stand
15:1,2,58; 2 Corinthians 1:24; Galatians 5:1; Philippians 1:27; 4:1; Colossians 1:23; 4:12; 1 Thessalonians 3:8; 2 Thessalonians 2:15
quit
9:25-27; 14:20; 1 Samuel 4:9; 2 Samuel 10:12; 1 Chronicles 19:13; Ephesians 6:13-17; 1 Timothy 6:12; 2 Timothy 2:3-5; 4:7; Hebrews 11:32-34
be
Joshua 1:6,7,9,18; 1 Kings 2:2; 1 Chronicles 28:10; Psalms 27:14; Isaiah 35:4; Daniel 10:19; Daniel 11:32; Haggai 2:4; Zechariah 8:9,13; 2 Corinthians 12:9,10; Ephesians 6:10; Philippians 4:13; Colossians 1:11,12; 2 Timothy 2:1

Verse 14
Let all your things be done with charity.
8:1; 12:31; 13:1-13; 14:1; John 13:34,35; 15:17; Romans 13:8-10; 14:15; Galatians 5:13,14,22; Ephesians 4:1-3; Philippians 2:1-3; 1 Thessalonians 3:6,12; 4:9,10; 2 Thessalonians 1:3; 1 Timothy 1:5; Hebrews 13:4; 1 Peter 4:8; 2 Peter 1:7; 1 John 4:7,8

Verse 15
I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,)
the house
17; 1:16
the first-fruits
Romans 16:5; Revelation 14:4
to the
Acts 9:36-41; Romans 12:13; 15:25; 16:2; 2 Corinthians 8:4; 9:1,12-15; 1 Timothy 5:10; Philemon 1:7; Hebrews 6:10; 1 Peter 4:10

Verse 16
That ye submit yourselves unto such, and to every one that helpeth with us, and laboureth.
ye
Ephesians 5:21; Hebrews 13:17; 1 Peter 5:5
helpeth
12:28; 1 Chronicles 12:18; Romans 16:3,9; Philippians 4:3; 3 John 1:8
laboureth
3:9; Romans 16:6,12; 1 Thessalonians 1:3; 2:9; 5:12; 1 Timothy 5:17; Hebrews 6:10; Revelation 2:3

Verse 17
I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part they have supplied.
Stephanas
for
2 Corinthians 11:9; Philippians 2:30; Philemon 1:13

Verse 18
For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: therefore acknowledge ye them that are such.
they
Proverbs 25:13,25; Romans 15:32; 2 Corinthians 7:6,7,13; Philippians 2:28; Colossians 4:8; 1 Thessalonians 3:6,7; 3 John 1:4
therefore
1 Thessalonians 5:12; Philippians 2:29; Hebrews 13:7; 3 John 1:11,12

Verse 19
The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.
churches
Acts 19:10; 1 Peter 1:1; Revelation 1:11
Aquila
Acts 18:2,18,26; Romans 16:3,4; 2 Timothy 4:19
Prisca
the church
Romans 16:5,15; Colossians 4:15; Philemon 1:2

Verse 20
All the brethren greet you. Greet ye one another with an holy kiss.
the brethren
Romans 16:16,21,23; 2 Corinthians 13:13; Philippians 4:22; Philemon 1:23,24; Hebrews 13:24
Greet
2 Corinthians 13:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:26; 1 Peter 5:14

Verse 21
The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand.
salutation
Galatians 6:11; Colossians 4:18; 2 Thessalonians 3:17

Verse 22
If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.
love
Song of Solomon 1:3,4,7; 3:1-3; 5:16; Isaiah 5:1; Matthew 10:37; 25:40,45; John 8:42; John 14:15,21,23; 15:24; 16:14; 21:15-17; 2 Corinthians 5:14,15; 8:8,9; Galatians 5:6; Ephesians 6:24; Hebrews 6:10; 1 Peter 1:8; 2:7; 1 John 4:19; 5:1
Anathema
That is, "Let him be accursed; our Lord cometh," i.e., to execute the judgment denounced.
Matthew 25:41,46; Acts 23:14; Romans 9:3; Galatians 1:8,9; *Gr:; 1 Corinthians 12:3; 2 Thessalonians 1:8,9; Jude 1:14,15

Verse 23
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
Romans 16:20,24

Verse 24
My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.
love
14; 4:14,15; 2 Corinthians 11:11; 12:15; Philippians 1:8; Revelation 3:19
Amen
14:16; Matthew 6:13; 28:20

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 16:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-corinthians-16.html.

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