For I will not presume to mention any of the results that Christ has brought about by other agency than mine in securing the obedience of the Gentiles by word or deed,
with power manifested in signs and marvels, and through the power of the Holy Spirit. But--to speak simply of my own labours--beginning in Jerusalem and the outlying districts, I have proclaimed without reserve, even as far as Illyricum, the Good News of the Christ;
making it my ambition, however, not to tell the Good News where Christ's name was already known, for fear I should be building on another man's foundation.
But, as Scripture says, "Those shall see, to whom no report about Him has hitherto come, and those who until now have not heard shall understand."
And it is really this which has again and again prevented my coming to you.
But now, as there is no more unoccupied ground in this part of the world, and I have for years past been eager to pay you a visit,