Romans 15:20

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.

Romans 15:20 in Other Translations

KJV
20 Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man's foundation:
ESV
20 and thus I make it my ambition to preach the gospel, not where Christ has already been named, lest I build on someone else's foundation,
NLT
20 My ambition has always been to preach the Good News where the name of Christ has never been heard, rather than where a church has already been started by someone else.
MSG
20 This has all been pioneer work, bringing the Message only into those places where Jesus was not yet known and worshiped.
CSB
20 So my aim is to evangelize where Christ has not been named, in order that I will not be building on someone else's foundation,

Romans 15:20 In-Context

18 I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me in leading the Gentiles to obey God by what I have said and done—
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.
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.
21 Rather, as it is written: “Those who were not told about him will see, and those who have not heard will understand.”
22 This is why I have often been hindered from coming to you.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Romans 1:15
  • 2. 2 Corinthians 10:15,16
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