But I would you should understand, brothers…
I. THE EXPERIENCE OF PAUL. He was brought into notoriety — into contact with persons of influence — to Rome the centre human power — had leisure to write his Epistles.
II. THE EXPERIENCE OF ALL BELIEVERS. Nothing happens by chance — all things are overruled by Christ — we should therefore gladly toil and suffer in His cause.
(J. Lyth, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel;