1I myself am satisfied about you, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with 2all knowledge and able to instruct one another.
But on some points I have written to you very boldly by way of reminder, 3because of the grace given me by God
to be 4a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles 5in the priestly service of the gospel of God, so that 6the offering of the Gentiles may be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
In Christ Jesus, then, I have 7reason to be proud of 8my work for God.
For I will not venture to speak of anything except 9what Christ has accomplished through me 10to bring the Gentiles to obedience--by word and deed,
11by the power of signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God--so that 12from Jerusalem and all the way around 13to Illyricum I have fulfilled the ministry of the gospel of Christ;
and thus I make it my ambition to preach the gospel, not where Christ has already been named, 14lest I build on someone else's foundation,
but as it is written, 15"Those who have never been told of him will see, and those who have never heard will understand."