The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible1 Corinthians 16:5
Now I will come unto you…
Which he again assures them
of, as being his real intention and design; though some had given
out that he would not come to them any more, and hoped they should
never see him any more; see (1 Corinthians 4:18,19) .
When I shall pass through Macedonia;
hereby fixing the time when he
intended to visit them after he had gone through that country, and
had received their collections for the saints at Jerusalem, which
the churches there so generously made, and pressed him to the
ministering of, of which he speaks in his next epistle.
For I do pass through Macedonia;
not that he was then passing
through Macedonia, or was in it, and so at Philippi, from whence
this epistle is said to be written, as the subscription at the end
of it expresses, for he was now at Ephesus; see (1 Corinthians 16:8) and from
thence was this epistle written; he was not in Macedonia till some
time after, see (2 Corinthians 2:12,13) but the sense is, that he should take
his tour through Macedonia; and so the Vulgate Latin version renders
it, "for I shall pass through Macedonia"; and so coming into Greece,
he intended to come to Corinth, and stay some time with them.