18 For I will not venture to speak of anything except 1what Christ has accomplished through me 2to bring the Gentiles to obedience--by word and deed,
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19 3by the power of signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God--so that 4from Jerusalem and all the way around 5to Illyricum I have fulfilled the ministry of the gospel of Christ;
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20 and thus I make it my ambition to preach the gospel, not where Christ has already been named, 6lest I build on someone else's foundation,
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21 but as it is written, 7"Those who have never been told of him will see, and those who have never heard will understand."
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Paul's Plan to Visit Rome

22 This is the reason why 8I have so often been hindered from coming to you.
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23 But now, since I no longer have any room for work in these regions, and 9since I have longed for many years to come to you,
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