This is the reason why 1I have so often been hindered from coming to you.
But now, since I no longer have any room for work in these regions, and 2since I have longed for many years to come to you,
I hope to see you in passing as I go 3to Spain, and 4to be helped on my journey there by you, once I have enjoyed your company for a while.
At present, however, 5I am going to Jerusalem bringing aid to the saints.
For 6Macedonia and Achaia have been pleased to make some contribution for the poor among the saints at Jerusalem.
For they were pleased to do it, and indeed 7they owe it to them. For if the Gentiles have come to share in their spiritual blessings, they ought also to be of service to them in material blessings.
When therefore I have completed this and have delivered to them what has been collected,a I will leave 8for Spain by way of you.
I know that when I come to you I will come in the fullness of the blessingb of Christ.