always in my prayers, asking that somehow 1by God's will I may now at last succeed in coming to you.
For 2I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you--
that is, that we may be mutually encouraged 3by each other's faith, both yours and mine.
I want you to know, brothers,a that 4I have often intended to come to you (but 5thus far have been prevented), in order that I may reap some 6harvest among you as well as among the rest of the Gentiles.
147I am under obligation both to Greeks and to 8barbarians,b both to the wise and to the foolish.
So I am eager to preach the gospel to you also who are in Rome.