Romans 15:23

Having no more any place in these regions (mhketi topon ecwn en toi klimasin). Surprising frankness that the average preacher would hardly use on such a matter. Paul is now free to come to Rome because there is no demand for him where he is. For klima (from klinw, to incline), slope, then tract of land, region, see already 2 Corinthians 11:10 ; Galatians 1:21 (the only N.T. examples). A longing (epipoqeian). A hapax legomenon, elsewhere epipoqhsi ( 2 Corinthians 7:7 2 Corinthians 7:11 ), from epipoqew as in Romans 1:11 . These many years (apo ikanwn etwn). "From considerable years." So B C, but Aleph A D have pollwn, "from many years."

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