13 Now I want you to know,[a](A) brothers, that I often planned to come to you (but was prevented until now(B)) in order that I might have a fruitful ministry[b] among you,(C) just as among the rest of the Gentiles.

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 1:13 Lit I don’t want you to be unaware
  2. Romans 1:13 Lit have some fruit

13 I do not want you to be unaware,(A) brothers and sisters,[a](B) that I planned many times to come to you (but have been prevented from doing so until now)(C) in order that I might have a harvest among you, just as I have had among the other Gentiles.

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  1. Romans 1:13 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family; also in 7:1, 4; 8:12, 29; 10:1; 11:25; 12:1; 15:14, 30; 16:14, 17.

14 And our people must also learn to devote themselves to good works for cases of urgent need, so that they will not be unfruitful.(A)

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14 Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good,(A) in order to provide for urgent needs and not live unproductive lives.

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The Apostates’ Doom

12 These are the ones who are like dangerous reefs[a] at your love feasts.(A) They feast with you, nurturing only themselves without fear. They are waterless clouds carried along by winds;(B) trees in late autumn—fruitless, twice dead, pulled out by the roots;

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  1. Jude 1:12 Or like spots

12 These people are blemishes at your love feasts,(A) eating with you without the slightest qualm—shepherds who feed only themselves.(B) They are clouds without rain,(C) blown along by the wind;(D) autumn trees, without fruit and uprooted(E)—twice dead.

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