but now, with no further place for me in these regions, and since I have had for many years a longing to come to you
so that I may come to you in joy by the will of God and find refreshing rest in your company.
Now after these things were finished, Paul purposed in the Spirit to go to Jerusalem after he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, saying, “After I have been there, I must also see Rome.”
always in my prayers making request, if perhaps now at last by the will of God I may succeed in coming to you.
I know that when I come to you, I will come in the fullness of the blessing of Christ.
as we night and day keep praying most earnestly that we may see your face, and may complete what is lacking in your faith?
longing to see you, even as I recall your tears, so that I may be filled with joy.