10 Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you.
11 For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;
12 that is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.
13 Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto), that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles.
Prosperous (v.10) = material prosperity
Will of God (v.10) = gracious design
impart (v.11) = sharing, as in handing on what God gave Paul
spiritual gift (v.11) = again, the grace God gave Paul
establish (v.11) = to lean on a support = faith, to stand fast, rooted, grounded
mutual faith (v.12) — faith in another brings comfort
I would not have you ignorant (v. 13) — that Paul’s ministry was to the Gentiles
fruit (v.13) — conversion of sinners, edification of saints
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