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Romans 15:22-32 NIV

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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      30 I urge you, brothers and sisters, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me.

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      31 Pray that I may be kept safe from the unbelievers in Judea and that the contribution I take to Jerusalem may be favorably received by the Lord’s people there,

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      32 so that I may come to you with joy, by God’s will, and in your company be refreshed.

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      Study tools for Romans 15:22-32

      • 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)