For I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished a through me to win obedience from the Gentiles, by word and deed,
by the power of signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God, b so that from Jerusalem and as far around as Illyricum I have fully proclaimed the good news c of Christ.
Thus I make it my ambition to proclaim the good news, d not where Christ has already been named, so that I do not build on someone else's foundation,
but as it is written, "Those who have never been told of him shall see, and those who have never heard of him shall understand."
This is the reason that I have so often been hindered from coming to you.
But now, with no further place for me in these regions, I desire, as I have for many years, to come to you
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