New King James Version
From Jerusalem to Illyricum
14 Now (A)I myself am confident concerning you, my brethren, that you also are full of goodness, (B)filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish [a]one another. 15 Nevertheless, brethren, I have written more boldly to you on some points, as reminding you, (C)because of the grace given to me by God, 16 that (D)I might be a minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the (E)offering [b]of the Gentiles might be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit. 17 Therefore I have reason to glory in Christ Jesus (F)in the things which pertain to God. 18 For I will not dare to speak of any of those things (G)which Christ has not accomplished through me, in word and deed, (H)to make the Gentiles obedient— 19 (I)in mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God, so that from Jerusalem and round about to Illyricum I have fully preached the gospel of Christ. 20 And so I have made it my aim to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, (J)lest I should build on another man’s foundation, 21 but as it is written:
(K)“To whom He was not announced, they shall see;
And those who have not heard shall understand.”
Plan to Visit Rome
22 For this reason (L)I also have been much hindered from coming to you. 23 But now no longer having a place in these parts, and (M)having a great desire these many years to come to you, 24 whenever I journey to Spain, [c]I shall come to you. For I hope to see you on my journey, (N)and to be helped on my way there by you, if first I may (O)enjoy your company for a while. 25 But now (P)I am going to Jerusalem to [d]minister to the saints. 26 For (Q)it pleased those from Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor among the saints who are in Jerusalem. 27 It pleased them indeed, and they are their debtors. For (R)if the Gentiles have been partakers of their spiritual things, (S)their duty is also to minister to them in material things. 28 Therefore, when I have performed this and have sealed to them (T)this fruit, I shall go by way of you to Spain. 29 (U)But I know that when I come to you, I shall come in the fullness of the blessing [e]of the gospel of Christ.
30 Now I beg you, brethren, through the Lord Jesus Christ, and (V)through the love of the Spirit, (W)that you strive together with me in prayers to God for me, 31 (X)that I may be delivered from those in Judea who [f]do not believe, and that (Y)my service for Jerusalem may be acceptable to the saints, 32 (Z)that I may come to you with joy (AA)by the will of God, and may (AB)be refreshed together with you. 33 Now (AC)the God of peace be with you all. Amen.Read full chapter