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Romans 15:18-23 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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18 And I will keep myself from talking of anything but those things which Christ has done by me to put the Gentiles under his rule in word and in act, 18 I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me in leading the Gentiles to obey God by what I have said and done--
19 By signs and wonders, in the power of the Holy Spirit; so that from Jerusalem and round about as far as Illyricum I have given all the good news of Christ; 19 by the power of signs and miracles, through the power of the Spirit. So from Jerusalem all the way around to Illyricum, I have fully proclaimed the gospel of Christ.
20 Making it my purpose not to take the good news where Christ was named, so that my work might not be resting on that of others; 20 It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known, so that I would not be building on someone else's foundation.
21 But as it is said in the holy Writings, They will see, to whom the news of him had not been given, and those to whose ears it had not come will have knowledge. 21 Rather, as it is written: "Those who were not told about him will see, and those who have not heard will understand."
22 For which reason I was frequently kept from coming to you: 22 This is why I have often been hindered from coming to you.
23 But now, having no longer any place in these parts and having had for a number of years a great desire to come to you, 23 But now that there is no more place for me to work in these regions, and since I have been longing for many years to see you,