That is why I have been prevented many times from coming to you.
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But now I no longer have any work to do in these provinces, and I have strongly desired for many years to come to you
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whenever I travel to Spain. For I do hope to see you when I pass through, and to be sent on my way there by you, once I have first enjoyed your company for a while.
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Now, however, I am traveling to Jerusalem to serve the saints;
for Macedonia and Achaia were pleased to make a contribution to the poor among the saints in Jerusalem.
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Yes, they were pleased, and they are indebted to them. For if the Gentiles have shared in their spiritual benefits, then they are obligated to minister to Jews in material needs.
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So when I have finished this and safely delivered the funds to them, I will go by way of you to Spain.
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But I know that when I come to you, I will come in the fullness of the blessing of Christ.
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Now I implore you, brothers, through the Lord Jesus Christ and through the love of the Spirit, to agonize together with me in your prayers to God on my behalf:
that I may be rescued from the unbelievers in Judea, that my service for Jerusalem may be acceptable to the saints,
and that, by God's will, I may come to you with joy and be refreshed together with you.
The God of peace be with all of you. Amen.