Romans 15:22

22 This is why I have often been hindered from coming to you.

Romans 15:22 in Other Translations

22 For which cause also I have been much hindered from coming to you.
22 This is the reason why I have so often been hindered from coming to you.
22 In fact, my visit to you has been delayed so long because I have been preaching in these places.
22 And that's why it has taken me so long to finally get around to coming to you.
22 That is why I have been prevented many times from coming to you.

Romans 15:22 Meaning and Commentary

Romans 15:22

For which cause also
By reason of being employed for so many years, in preaching the Gospel from Jerusalem, round about to Illyricum; taking so large a compass to minister in, and striving to introduce, propagate, and spread the Gospel, where Christ was never named before:

I have been much hindered from coming to you;
or he had been often, and by many ways, and upon many accounts, hindered from coming to them; the frequent calls to different and distant places, and the great work of preaching the Gospel in those dark parts of the world, and settling churches there, which was upon his hands, prevented his giving them a visit at Rome, which he much and often desired: as in the preceding verses the apostle excuses his freedom of writing to this church, so here his long delay of coming to them, assigning the reason of it.

Romans 15:22 In-Context

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.
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,
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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