One of the things I always pray for is the opportunity, God willing, to come at last to see you.
For I long to visit you so I can share a spiritual blessing with you that will help you grow strong in the Lord.
I'm eager to encourage you in your faith, but I also want to be encouraged by yours. In this way, each of us will be a blessing to the other.
I want you to know, dear brothers and sisters, a that I planned many times to visit you, but I was prevented until now. I want to work among you and see good results, just as I have done among other Gentiles.
For I have a great sense of obligation to people in our culture and to people in other cultures, b to the educated and uneducated alike.
So I am eager to come to you in Rome, too, to preach God's Good News.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)