Romans 15:19-29 NIV

19 by the power of signs and wonders, through the power of the Spirit of God. So from Jerusalem all the way around to Illyricum, I have fully proclaimed the gospel of Christ.

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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.

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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.”a

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    • À 15:21 - Isaiah 52:15 (see Septuagint)
      22 This is why I have often been hindered from coming to you.

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      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 visit you,

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      24 I plan to do so when I go to Spain. I hope to see you while passing through and to have you assist me on my journey there, after I have enjoyed your company for a while.

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      25 Now, however, I am on my way to Jerusalem in the service of the Lord’s people there.

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      26 For Macedonia and Achaia were pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the Lord’s people in Jerusalem.

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      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.

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      28 So after I have completed this task and have made sure that they have received this contribution, I will go to Spain and visit you on the way.

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          29 I know that when I come to you, I will come in the full measure of the blessing of Christ.

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          Study tools for Romans 15:19-29

          • a 15:3 - Psalm 69:9
          • b 15:8 - Greek "circumcision"
          • c 15:9 - 2 Samuel 22:50; Psalm 18:49
          • d 15:10 - Deut. 32:43
          • e 15:11 - Psalm 117:1
          • f 15:12 - Isaiah 11:10 (see Septuagint)
          • g 15:21 - Isaiah 52:15 (see Septuagint)