Romans 15:22-29 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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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,
24 Whenever I go to Spain (for it is my hope to see you on my way, and to be sent on there by you, if first I may in some measure have been comforted by your company)-- 24 I plan to do so when I go to Spain. I hope to visit you while passing through and to have you assist me on my journey there, after I have enjoyed your company for a while.
25 But now I go to Jerusalem, taking help for the saints. 25 Now, however, I am on my way to Jerusalem in the service of the saints there.
26 For it has been the good pleasure of those of Macedonia and Achaia to send a certain amount of money for the poor among the saints at Jerusalem. 26 For Macedonia and Achaia were pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the saints in Jerusalem.
27 Yes, it has been their good pleasure; and they are in their debt. For if the Gentiles have had a part in the things of the Spirit which were theirs, it is right for them, in the same way, to give them help in the things of the flesh. 27 They were pleased to do it, and indeed they owe it to them. For if the Gentiles have shared in the Jews' spiritual blessings, they owe it to the Jews to share with them their material blessings.
28 So when I have done this, and have given them this fruit of love, I will go on by you into Spain. 28 So after I have completed this task and have made sure that they have received this fruit, I will go to Spain and visit you on the way.
29 And I am certain that when I come, I will be full of the blessing of Christ. 29 I know that when I come to you, I will come in the full measure of the blessing of Christ.