Romans 15:14–33

14 And concerning you, my brethren, I myself also am convinced that you yourselves are full of agoodness, filled with ball knowledge and able also to admonish one another.

15 But I have written very boldly to you on some points so as to remind you again, because of athe grace that was given me 1from God,

16 to be aa minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, ministering as a priest the bgospel of God, so that my coffering of the Gentiles may become acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

17 Therefore in Christ Jesus I have found areason for boasting in bthings pertaining to God.

18 For I will not presume to speak of anything 1except what aChrist has accomplished through me, 2resulting in the obedience of the Gentiles by word and deed,

19 in the power of 1asigns and wonders, bin the power of the Spirit; so that cfrom Jerusalem and round about as dfar as Illyricum I have 2fully preached the gospel of Christ.

20 And thus I aspired to apreach the gospel, not where Christ was already named, bso that I would not build on another man’s foundation;

21 but as it is written,

aThey who had no news of Him shall see,

And they who have not heard shall understand.”

22 For this reason aI have often been prevented from coming to you;

23 but now, with no further place for me in these regions, and since I ahave had for many years a longing to come to you

24 whenever I ago to Spain—for I hope to see you in passing, and to be bhelped on my way there by you, when I have first cenjoyed your company 1for a while—

25 but now, aI am going to Jerusalem bserving the 1saints.

26 For aMacedonia and bAchaia have been pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the 1saints in Jerusalem.

27 Yes, they were pleased to do so, and they are indebted to them. For aif the Gentiles have shared in their spiritual things, they are indebted to minister to them also in material things.

28 Therefore, when I have finished this, and ahave 1put my seal on this fruit of theirs, I will bgo on by way of you to Spain.

29 I know that when aI come to you, I will come in the fullness of the blessing of Christ.

30 Now I urge you, brethren, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by athe love of the Spirit, to bstrive together with me in your prayers to God for me,

31 that I may be arescued from those who are disobedient in Judea, and that my bservice for Jerusalem may prove acceptable to the 1csaints;

32 so that aI may come to you in joy by bthe will of God and find refreshing rest in your company.

33 Now athe God of peace be with you all. Amen.

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