but as it is written, "1THEY WHOHADNONEWS OF HIM SHALL SEE, AND THEY WHO HAVE NOT HEARD SHALL UNDERSTAND."
For thisreason2I have often been prevented from coming to you;
but now, with nofurtherplace for me in theseregions, and since I 3have had for manyyears a longing to come to you
24whenever I 4go to Spain -for I hope to see you in passing, and to be 5helped on my waythere by you, when I have first6enjoyed your company afor a while -
but now, 7I am going to Jerusalem8serving the bsaints.
For 9Macedonia and 10Achaia have beenpleased to make a contribution for the poor among the csaints in Jerusalem.
27Yes, they were pleased to do so, and they are indebted to them. For 11if the Gentiles have shared in their spiritualthings, they are indebted to minister to them also in materialthings.
28Therefore, when I have finishedthis, and 12have dput my seal on thisfruit of theirs, I will 13go on by way of you to Spain.
I know that when 14I come to you, I will come in the fullness of the blessing of Christ.
30Now I urge you, brethren, by our LordJesusChrist and by 15the love of the Spirit, to 16strivetogether with me in your prayers to God for me,
that I may be 17rescued from those who are disobedient in Judea, and that my 18service for Jerusalem may proveacceptable to the e19saints;