New International Version
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,
King James Bible
But now having no more place in these parts, and having a great desire these many years to come unto you;
Darby Bible Translation
But now, having no longer place in these regions, and having great desire to come to you these many years,
World English Bible
but now, no longer having any place in these regions, and having these many years a longing to come to you,
Young's Literal Translation
and now, no longer having place in these parts, and having a longing to come unto you for many years,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But - having no more place in these parts - Having nothing farther at present that I can do - for τοπον εχειν signifies not merely to have a place of residence, or the like, but convenience, opportunity; which is a frequent meaning of the phrase among the best Greek writers - having no large place or city, where Christianity has not yet been planted, in which I can introduce the Gospel. The apostle was then at Corinth; and having evangelized all those parts, he had no opportunity of breaking up any new ground.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryDecember 20. "That I Should be the Minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, Ministering the Gospel of God" (Rom. xv. 16).
"That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the Gospel of God" (Rom. xv. 16). This is a very beautiful and practical conception of missionary work. There is a great difference in being consecrated to our God. We may be consecrated to our work and consecrated to our God. We may be consecrated and fitted to do missionary work, and utterly fail, if He should call us to do something different. But when we are consecrated to Him, we shall be ready for anything He may require …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
September 10. "Wherefore, Receive Ye one Another as Christ Also Received Us, to the Glory of God" (Rom. xv. 7).
From the Supplement to the Summa --Question Lxxii of the Prayers of the Saints who are in Heaven
After all this had happened, Paul decided to go to Jerusalem, passing through Macedonia and Achaia. "After I have been there," he said, "I must visit Rome also."
in my prayers at all times; and I pray that now at last by God's will the way may be opened for me to come to you.
I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong--
I know that when I come to you, I will come in the full measure of the blessing of Christ.
so that I may come to you with joy, by God's will, and in your company be refreshed.
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