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Romans 15:21-31 (New International Version)

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21 Rather, as it is written: "Those who were not told about him will see, and those who have not heard will understand."a1 22 This is why I have often been hindered from coming to you.2

Paul's Plan to Visit Rome

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,3 24 I plan to do so when I go to Spain.4 I hope to visit you while passing through and to have you assist5 me on my journey there, after I have enjoyed your company for a while. 25 Now, however, I am on my way to Jerusalem6 in the service7 of the saints8 there. 26 For Macedonia9 and Achaia10 were pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the saints in Jerusalem.11 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.12 28 So after I have completed this task and have made sure that they have received this fruit, I will go to Spain13 and visit you on the way. 29 I know that when I come to you,14 I will come in the full measure of the blessing of Christ. 30 I urge you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit,15 to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me.16 31 Pray that I may be rescued17 from the unbelievers in Judea and that my service18 in Jerusalem may be acceptable to the saints19 there,
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