For I will not venture to speak of anything except 1what Christ has accomplished through me 2to bring the Gentiles to obedience--by word and deed,
3by the power of signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God--so that 4from Jerusalem and all the way around 5to Illyricum I have fulfilled the ministry of the gospel of Christ;
and thus I make it my ambition to preach the gospel, not where Christ has already been named, 6lest I build on someone else's foundation,
but as it is written, 7"Those who have never been told of him will see, and those who have never heard will understand."
This is the reason why 8I have so often been hindered from coming to you.
But now, since I no longer have any room for work in these regions, and 9since I have longed for many years to come to you,