That's why I've been stopped so many times from coming to see you.
But now, since I don't have any place to work in these regions anymore, and since I've wanted to come to see you for many years,
I'll visit you when I go to Spain. I hope to see you while I'm passing through. And I hope you will send me on my way there, after I have first been reenergized by some time in your company.
But now I'm going to Jerusalem, to serve God's people.
Macedonia and Achaia have been happy to make a contribution for the poor among God's people in Jerusalem.
They were happy to do this, and they are actually in debt to God's people in Jerusalem. If the Gentiles got a share of the Jewish people's spiritual resources, they ought to minister to them with material resources.
So then after I have finished this job and have safely delivered the final amount of the Gentiles' offering to them, I will leave for Spain, visiting you on the way.
And I know that when I come to you I will come with the fullest blessing of Christ.