1Co 16:12. Πολλὰ παρεκάλεσα, I strongly urged [greatly desired]) Paul was not afraid of the Corinthians preferring Apollos, who was present with them, to himself. Apollos, when Paul sent this epistle, was not present, for he is not mentioned either at 1Co 16:19 or at ch. 1Co 1:1.-μετἀ τῶν ἀδελφῶν, with the brethren) 1Co 16:17. These are different from those at 1Co 16:11.-οὐκ ἦν θέλημα, the will was not) An expression as it were impersonal; where the matter is considered, as to be or not to be the object of the wish [will], without expressing, whose will it is; wherein however the standard is the will of God; comp. Mat 18:14. So also the Greeks use the verb θέλω, Act 2:12.-ὅταν εὐκαιρήσῃ, when he shall have convenient time) The convenience indicated is not carnal convenience, but that which follows the will of God.