14 And concerning you, my brothers and sisters, I myself also am convinced that you yourselves are full of (A)goodness, filled with (B)all knowledge and able also to admonish one another. 15 But I have written very boldly to you on some points so as to remind you again, because of (C)the grace that was given to me [a]from God, 16 to be (D)a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, ministering as a priest the (E)gospel of God, so that my (F)offering of the Gentiles may become acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit. 17 Therefore in Christ Jesus I have found (G)reason for boasting in (H)things pertaining to God. 18 (I)For I will not presume to speak of anything [b]except what (J)Christ has accomplished through me, [c]resulting in the obedience of the Gentiles by word and deed, 19 in the power of [d](K)signs and wonders, (L)in the power of the Spirit; so that (M)from Jerusalem and all around as (N)far as Illyricum I have [e]fully preached the gospel of Christ. 20 And in this way I aspired to (O)preach the gospel, not where Christ was already known by name, (P)so that I would not build on another person’s foundation; 21 but just as it is written:

(Q)They who have not been told about Him will see,
And they who have not heard will understand.”

22 For this reason (R)I have often been prevented from coming to you; 23 but now, with no further place for me in these regions, and since I (S)have had for many years a longing to come to you 24 whenever I (T)go to Spain—for I hope to see you in passing, and to be (U)helped on my way there by you, when I have first (V)enjoyed your company [f]for a while— 25 but now, (W)I am going to Jerusalem, (X)serving the [g]saints. 26 For (Y)Macedonia and (Z)Achaia have been pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the [h]saints in Jerusalem. 27 For they were pleased to do so, and they are indebted to them. For (AA)if the Gentiles have shared in their spiritual things, they are indebted to do them a service also in material things. 28 Therefore, when I have finished this, and (AB)have [i]put my seal on this fruit of theirs, I will (AC)go on by way of you to Spain. 29 I know that when (AD)I come to you, I will come in the fullness of the blessing of Christ.

30 Now I urge you, brothers and sisters, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by (AE)the love of the Spirit, to (AF)strive together with me in your prayers to God for me, 31 that I may be (AG)rescued from those who are disobedient in Judea, and that my (AH)service for Jerusalem may prove acceptable to the [j](AI)saints; 32 so that (AJ)I may come to you in joy by (AK)the will of God and relax in your company. 33 Now (AL)the God of peace be with you all. Amen.

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 15:15 One early ms by God
  2. Romans 15:18 Lit which Christ has not accomplished
  3. Romans 15:18 Lit to the obedience
  4. Romans 15:19 Or confirming miracles
  5. Romans 15:19 Lit fulfilled
  6. Romans 15:24 Lit in part
  7. Romans 15:25 Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people
  8. Romans 15:26 See note v 25
  9. Romans 15:28 Lit sealed to them this fruit
  10. Romans 15:31 See note v 25