Romans 15:14-33 New American Standard Bible

14  And concerning you, my brethren , I myself also am convinced that you yourselves are full of goodness , filled with all 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 the grace that was given me from God , 16  to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles , ministering as a priest the gospel of God , so that my offering of the Gentiles may become acceptable , sanctified by the Holy Spirit .

17  Therefore in Christ Jesus I have found reason for boasting in things pertaining to God . 18  For I will not presume to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me, resulting in the obedience of the Gentiles by word and deed , 19  in the power of signs and wonders , in the power of the Spirit ; so that from Jerusalem and round about as far as Illyricum I have fully preached the gospel of Christ . 20  And thus I aspired to preach the gospel , not where Christ was already named , so that I would not build on another man's foundation ; 21  but as it is written , " THEY WHO HAD NO NEWS OF HIM SHALL SEE , AND THEY WHO HAVE NOT HEARD SHALL UNDERSTAND ."

Paul Plans to Visit Rome

22  For this reason I have often been prevented from coming to you; 23  but now , with no further place for me in these regions , and since I have had for many years a longing to come to you 24  whenever e I go to Spain -for I hope to see you in passing , and to be helped on my way there by you, when I have first enjoyed your company for a while - 25  but now , I am going to Jerusalem serving the saints . 26  For Macedonia and Achaia have been pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the saints in Jerusalem . 27  Yes , they were pleased to do so, and they are indebted to them. For if 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 have put my seal on this fruit of theirs , I will go on by way of you to Spain . 29  I know that when I 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 the love of the Spirit , to strive together with me in your prayers to God for me, 31  that I may be rescued from those who are disobedient in Judea , and that my service for Jerusalem may prove acceptable to the saints ; 32  so that I may come to you in joy by the will of God and find refreshing rest in your company. 33  Now the God of peace be with you all . Amen .

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