New American Standard Bible
For I do not wish to see you now just in passing; for I hope to remain with you for some time, if the Lord permits.
King James Bible
For I will not see you now by the way; but I trust to tarry a while with you, if the Lord permit.
Darby Bible Translation
For I will not see you now in passing, for I hope to remain a certain time with you, if the Lord permit.
World English Bible
For I do not wish to see you now in passing, but I hope to stay a while with you, if the Lord permits.
Young's Literal Translation
for I do not wish to see you now in the passing, but I hope to remain a certain time with you, if the Lord may permit;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For I will not see you now by the way - On the way to Macedonia. Something had occurred to change his mind, and to induce him to go to Macedonia by another way.
But I trust to tarry a while with you - That is, on my return from Macedonia, 1 Corinthians 16:5. Greek, "I hope to remain with you a little while.
If the Lord permit - The apostle did not use the language of certainty and of confidence. He felt his dependence on God, and regarded all as under his direction; see the same form of expression in 1 Corinthians 4:19, and the note on that place.
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But Jesus answering said to him, "Permit it at this time; for in this way it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he permitted Him.
but taking leave of them and saying, "I will return to you again if God wills," he set sail from Ephesus.
1 Corinthians 4:19
But I will come to you soon, if the Lord wills, and I shall find out, not the words of those who are arrogant but their power.
2 Corinthians 1:15
In this confidence I intended at first to come to you, so that you might twice receive a blessing;
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