Romans 15:23
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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,

New Living Translation
But now I have finished my work in these regions, and after all these long years of waiting, I am eager to visit you.

English Standard Version
But now, since I no longer have any room for work in these regions, and since I have longed for many years to come to you,

New American Standard Bible
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

King James Bible
But now having no more place in these parts, and having a great desire these many years to come unto you;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But now I no longer have any work to do in these provinces, and I have strongly desired for many years to come to you

International Standard Version
But now, having no further opportunities in these regions, I want to come to you, as I've desired to do for many years.

NET Bible
But now there is nothing more to keep me in these regions, and I have for many years desired to come to you

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But now because I have no place in these regions, and I have desired for many years to come to you,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But now I have no new opportunities for work in this region. For many years I have wanted to visit you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But now having more place in these parts and having a great desire these many years to come unto you,

King James 2000 Bible
But now having no more place of work in these parts, and having a great desire these many years to come unto you;

American King James Version
But now having no more place in these parts, and having a great desire these many years to come to you;

American Standard Version
but now, having no more any place in these regions, and having these many years a longing to come unto you,

Douay-Rheims Bible
But now having no more place in these countries, and having a great desire these many years past 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,

English Revised Version
but now, having no more any place in these regions, and having these many years a longing to come unto you,

Webster's Bible Translation
But now having no more place in these parts, and having a great desire these many years to come to you;

Weymouth New Testament
But now, as there is no more unoccupied ground in this part of the world, and I have for years past been eager to pay you a visit,

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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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

15:22-29 The apostle sought the things of Christ more than his own will, and would not leave his work of planting churches to go to Rome. It concerns all to do that first which is most needful. We must not take it ill if our friends prefer work which is pleasing to God, before visits and compliments, which may please us. It is justly expected from all Christians, that they should promote every good work, especially that blessed work, the conversion of souls. Christian society is a heaven upon earth, an earnest of our gathering together unto Christ at the great day. Yet it is but partial, compared with our communion with Christ; for that only will satisfy the soul. The apostle was going to Jerusalem, as the messenger of charity. God loves a cheerful giver. Every thing that passes between Christians should be a proof and instance of the union they have in Jesus Christ. The Gentiles received the gospel of salvation from the Jews; therefore were bound to minister to them in what was needed for the body. Concerning what he expected from them he speaks doubtfully; but concerning what he expected from God he speaks confidently. We cannot expect too little from man, nor too much from God. And how delightful and advantageous it is to have the gospel with the fulness of its blessings! What wonderful and happy effects does it produce, when attended with the power of the Spirit!

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But now having no more place in these parts,.... Not because persecution was too hot for him, and therefore could not stay any longer, for this was what he expected everywhere; nor did it discourage him in his work, for he took pleasure in enduring it for the sake of Christ and his Gospel; but because he had fully preached the Gospel from Jerusalem, in his circuit to Illyricum, had filled every town and city with it, had planted churches in every place, and ordained elders over them, to whom the care and charge of them were committed; that there were no more places for him to preach in, but either where he himself had been already, or some other of the apostles; not but that he could have stayed with usefulness to these new formed churches, for the edifying and confirming of them, for the furtherance of the joy of faith in them, and for the defence of the Gospel and its ordinances among them; but his proper work as an apostle being to preach the Gospel to all nations, and where Christ was not named, and to plant churches; and there being no more room in these climates, or regions, for such service, he begins to think of some other places, particularly Spain, where as yet very probably the Gospel was not preached: however, he found himself at leisure to visit other places, and hereby gives the church at Rome some hopes of seeing him from this consideration, as well as from what follows:

and having a great desire these many years to come unto you; he had not only a desire, but a very vehement desire to come to them; he longed to see them, as he elsewhere says; so that since now he had leisure, they might hope it would not be long ere they did see him; especially as the thing had been upon his mind and thoughts for many years past; which shows that the Gospel had been preached very early at Rome, that many had been converted by it, and a church had been formed there some years ago, and was known to the apostle; on which account, having heard much of their faith and obedience, he had a longing desire of a great while to see them.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

23, 24. But now having no more place—"no longer having place"—that is, unbroken ground, where Christ has not been preached.

and having a great desire—"a longing"

these many years to come unto you—(as before, see on [2271]Ro 1:9-11).

Romans 15:23 Additional Commentaries
Context
Paul's Plan to Visit Spain and Rome
23but now, with no further place for me in these regions, and since I have had for many years a longing to come to you 24whenever I go to Spain-- for I hope to see you in passing, and to be helped on my way there by you, when I have first enjoyed your company for a while--…
Cross References
Acts 19:21
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."

Romans 1:10
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.

Romans 1:11
I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong--

Romans 15:29
I know that when I come to you, I will come in the full measure of the blessing of Christ.

Romans 15:32
so that I may come to you with joy, by God's will, and in your company be refreshed.
Treasury of Scripture

But now having no more place in these parts, and having a great desire these many years to come to you;

and.

Romans 15:32 That I may come to you with joy by the will of God, and may with …

Romans 1:10-12 Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous …

1 Thessalonians 3:10 Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face, and …

2 Timothy 1:4 Greatly desiring to see you, being mindful of your tears, that I …

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