New Living Translation
But I will come--and soon--if the Lord lets me, and then I'll find out whether these arrogant people just give pretentious speeches or whether they really have God's power.
King James Bible
But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will, and will know, not the speech of them which are puffed up, but the power.
Darby Bible Translation
but I will come quickly to you, if the Lord will; and I will know, not the word of those that are puffed up, but the power.
World English Bible
But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord is willing. And I will know, not the word of those who are puffed up, but the power.
Young's Literal Translation
but I will come quickly unto you, if the Lord may will, and I will know not the word of those puffed up, but the power;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:19 I will know - He here shows his fatherly authority Not the big, empty speech of these vain boasters, but how much of the power of God attends them.
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"--Judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both wilt bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts; and then shall everyman have praise of God." St. Paul having professed himself a minister of Christ, and steward of the mysteries of God, acknowledged the obligations of fidelity, and disclaimed anxious concern respecting the opinion entertained of him by his fellow men, because the Lord was his judge, here adds a caution, reprehensive …
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Against Vain and Worldly Knowledge
As he left, however, he said, "I will come back later, God willing." Then he set sail from Ephesus.
Afterward Paul felt compelled by the Spirit to go over to Macedonia and Achaia before going to Jerusalem. "And after that," he said, "I must go on to Rome!"
While there, he encouraged the believers in all the towns he passed through. Then he traveled down to Greece,
1 Corinthians 4:6
Dear brothers and sisters, I have used Apollos and myself to illustrate what I've been saying. If you pay attention to what I have quoted from the Scriptures, you won't be proud of one of your leaders at the expense of another.
1 Corinthians 11:34
If you are really hungry, eat at home so you won't bring judgment upon yourselves when you meet together. I'll give you instructions about the other matters after I arrive.
1 Corinthians 16:5
I am coming to visit you after I have been to Macedonia, for I am planning to travel through Macedonia.
1 Corinthians 16:7
This time I don't want to make just a short visit and then go right on. I want to come and stay awhile, if the Lord will let me.
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