New American Standard Bible
so that I may come to you in joy by the will of God and find refreshing rest in your company.
King James Bible
That I may come unto you with joy by the will of God, and may with you be refreshed.
Darby Bible Translation
in order that I may come to you in joy by God's will, and that I may be refreshed with you.
World English Bible
that I may come to you in joy through the will of God, and together with you, find rest.
Young's Literal Translation
that in joy I may come unto you, through the will of God, and may be refreshed with you,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
That I may come to you - That I I may not be impeded in my intended journey by opposition in Judea.
With joy - Joy to myself in being permitted to come; and producing joy to you by my presence.
By the will of God - If God will; if God permit. After all his desires, and all their prayers, it still depended on the will of God; and to that the apostle was desirous to submit. This should be the end of our most ardent desires, and this the object of all our prayers, that the will of God should be done; compare James 4:14-15. Paul "did" go by the will of God; but he went in bonds.
And be refreshed - Greek, May find "rest" or "solace" with you.
LibraryJuly 13. "Even Christ Pleased not Himself" (Rom. xv. 3).
"Even Christ pleased not Himself" (Rom. xv. 3). Let this be a day of self-forgetting ministry for Christ and others. Let us not once think of being ministered unto, but say ever with Him: "I am among you as He that doth serve." Let us not drag our burdens through the day, but drop all our loads of care and be free to carry His yoke and His burden. Let us make the happy exchange, giving ours and taking His. Let the covenant be: "Thou shalt abide for Me, I also for thee." So shall we lose our heaviest …
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but taking leave of them and saying, "I will return to you again if God wills," he set sail from Ephesus.
always in my prayers making request, if perhaps now at last by the will of God I may succeed in coming to you.
but now, with no further place for me in these regions, and since I have had for many years a longing to come to you
I know that when I come to you, I will come in the fullness of the blessing of Christ.
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