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1:13 often intended. No record of these many occasions exists, but see Acts 19:21; 23:11 for Paul’s sense of being driven by God towards Rome.
prevented. Probably by other, regular responsibilities. See Acts 16:6, 7 for interruptions in Paul’s plans caused either by the inward counsel of the Holy Spirit or by prophetic utterance.
among the rest of the Gentiles. This suggests that Paul thought of the Roman church as predominantly Gentile.