I will stop on my way to Spain (Rom 15:24)

“When I go to Spain,

I hope to see you

On my journey.

I hope to be sent on

By you,

Once I have enjoyed

Your company

For a little while.”

ὡς ἂν πορεύωμαι εἰς τὴν Σπανίαν· ἐλπίζω γὰρ διαπορευόμενος θεάσασθαι ὑμᾶς καὶ ὑφ’ ὑμῶν προπεμφθῆναι ἐκεῖ, ἐὰν ὑμῶν πρῶτον ἀπὸ μέρους ἐμπλησθῶ.

Paul said when he was going to travel (ὡς ἂν πορεύωμαι) to Spain (εἰς τὴν Σπανίαν), he hoped (ἐλπίζω) to see them (θεάσασθαι ὑμᾶς) in Rome on his journey (διαπορευόμενος).  He wanted to be sent on by them equipped (καὶ ὑφ’ ὑμῶν προπεμφθῆναι ἐκεῖ), once he had enjoyed their company (ἐὰν ὑμῶν πρῶτον) for a little while (ἀπὸ μέρους ἐμπλησθῶ).  Paul wanted to go to Spain because he considered it the end of the earth as the Atlantic Ocean was west of Spain.  He planned to stay some time in Rome on his way to Spain.  He expected to be further equipped for his journey to Spain from Rome.  Paul never got to Spain as he was brought as a prisoner to Rome and died there.  Have you ever been to Spain?

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