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.
but taking leave of them and saying, “I will return to you again if God wills,” he set sail from Ephesus.
Now after these things were finished, Paul purposed in the Spirit to go to Jerusalem after he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, saying, “After I have been there, I must also see Rome.”
When he had gone through those districts and had given them much exhortation, he came to Greece.
so that I may come to you in joy by the will of God and find refreshing rest in your company.
Yet we do speak wisdom among those who are mature; a wisdom, however, not of this age nor of the rulers of this age, who are passing away;
Now some have become arrogant, as though I were not coming to you.
If anyone is hungry, let him eat at home, so that you will not come together for judgment. The remaining matters I will arrange when I come.
Now I wish that you all spoke in tongues, but even more that you would prophesy; and greater is one who prophesies than one who speaks in tongues, unless he interprets, so that the church may receive edifying.
But I will come to you after I go through Macedonia, for I am going through Macedonia;
In this confidence I intended at first to come to you, so that you might twice receive a blessing;
But I call God as witness to my soul, that to spare you I did not come again to Corinth.
But I determined this for my own sake, that I would not come to you in sorrow again.
This is the third time I am coming to you. Every fact is to be confirmed by the testimony of two or three witnesses.
And this we will do, if God permits.
Instead, you ought to say, “ If the Lord wills, we will live and also do this or that.”