Romans 15:24 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Romans 15:24, NIV: I plan to do so when I go to Spain. I hope to see you while passing through and to have you assist me on my journey there, after I have enjoyed your company for a while.

Romans 15:24, ESV: I hope to see you in passing as I go to Spain, and to be helped on my journey there by you, once I have enjoyed your company for a while.

Romans 15:24, KJV: Whensoever I take my journey into Spain, I will come to you: for I trust to see you in my journey, and to be brought on my way thitherward by you, if first I be somewhat filled with your company.

Romans 15:24, NASB: whenever 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—

Romans 15:24, NLT: I am planning to go to Spain, and when I do, I will stop off in Rome. And after I have enjoyed your fellowship for a little while, you can provide for my journey.

Romans 15:24, CSB: whenever I travel to Spain. For I hope to see you when I pass through and to be assisted by you for my journey there, once I have first enjoyed your company for a while.

What does Romans 15:24 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Paul has longed to travel to Rome and visit the Christians there for many years. Now he plans to do so as part of an itinerary that will take him on to Spain to preach the gospel to unreached people in that part of the world. Spain, at that time, was part of the Roman empire.

Paul has mentioned several reasons for coming to Rome both at the beginning of his letter (Romans 1:10–15) and in this chapter (Romans 15:23). Now he adds two other reasons: He genuinely wants to enjoy their company for a while. This phrase suggests that Paul sees the visit, in part, as a time of refreshment for him, a break from his larger mission. However, he also hopes to be helped by them for his journey to Spain. Likely, this means Paul is hoping they will be able to help fund his missionary efforts in this new region.