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1 Corinthians 16:5

ESV I will visit you after passing through Macedonia, for I intend to pass through Macedonia,
NIV After I go through Macedonia, I will come to you—for I will be going through Macedonia.
NASB But I will come to you after I go through Macedonia; for I am going through Macedonia,
CSB I will come to you after I pass through Macedonia —for I will be traveling through Macedonia—
NLT I am coming to visit you after I have been to Macedonia, for I am planning to travel through Macedonia.
KJV Now I will come unto you, when I shall pass through Macedonia: for I do pass through Macedonia.
NKJV Now I will come to you when I pass through Macedonia (for I am passing through Macedonia).

What does 1 Corinthians 16:5 mean?

Paul has concluded the main points of his teaching and moved on to some practical details. He turns here to travel plans and when he hopes to visit the Corinthians again.

Paul is writing this letter from Ephesus, where he has been living and working for some time. He intends to travel soon from Ephesus to the region of Macedonia, north of Corinth. There he would visit the churches in Philippi, Thessalonica, and probably Berea before arriving in Corinth.

The following verses reveal his expected timeline for this journey, though Paul will add to these plans the words "if the Lord permits." His second letter to the Corinthians will show this trip did not come off as expected.
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