First, 1I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, 2because your faith is proclaimed in all the world.
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3For God is my witness, 4whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, 5that without ceasing I mention you
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always in my prayers, asking that somehow 6by God's will I may now at last succeed in coming to you.
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For 7I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you--
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that is, that we may be mutually encouraged 8by each other's faith, both yours and mine.
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I want you to know, brothers, that 9I have often intended to come to you (but 10thus far have been prevented), in order that I may reap some 11harvest among you as well as among the rest of the Gentiles.
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12I am under obligation both to Greeks and to 13barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish.
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So I am eager to preach the gospel to you also who are in Rome.