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1 Corinthians 16:8

ESV But I will stay in Ephesus until Pentecost,
NIV But I will stay on at Ephesus until Pentecost,
NASB But I will remain in Ephesus until Pentecost;
CSB But I will stay in Ephesus until Pentecost,
NLT In the meantime, I will be staying here at Ephesus until the Festival of Pentecost.
KJV But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost.

What does 1 Corinthians 16:8 mean?

This is part of Paul's explanation of his travel plans to the Corinthians. He hopes to arrive to spend some time with them before winter sets in. He is writing this letter from Ephesus, where he has been working for some time. He adds now that he plans to stay in Ephesus until Pentecost. By this, Paul may not have meant the actual day of the celebration of Pentecost, but the Pentecost season, which was also the beginning of the travel season.

The following verse reveals, though, that Paul's reasons for delaying his departure has more to do with continued ministry opportunities than weather.
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