in the power of a1signs and wonders, 2in the power of the Spirit; so that 3from Jerusalem and roundabout as 4far as Illyricum I have bfullypreached the gospel of Christ.
And thus I aspired to 5preach the gospel, not whereChrist was already named, 6so that I would not build on anotherman'sfoundation;
but as it is written, "7THEY WHOHADNONEWS OF HIM SHALL SEE, AND THEY WHO HAVE NOT HEARD SHALL UNDERSTAND."
For thisreason8I have often been prevented from coming to you;
but now, with nofurtherplace for me in theseregions, and since I 9have had for manyyears a longing to come to you
24whenever I 10go to Spain -for I hope to see you in passing, and to be 11helped on my waythere by you, when I have first12enjoyed your company cfor a while -
but now, 13I am going to Jerusalem14serving the dsaints.
For 15Macedonia and 16Achaia have beenpleased to make a contribution for the poor among the esaints in Jerusalem.
27Yes, they were pleased to do so, and they are indebted to them. For 17if the Gentiles have shared in their spiritualthings, they are indebted to minister to them also in materialthings.
28Therefore, when I have finishedthis, and 18have fput my seal on thisfruit of theirs, I will 19go on by way of you to Spain.
I know that when 20I come to you, I will come in the fullness of the blessing of Christ.