"I still have many things to tell you, but you can't bear them now.
I have many things to write you, but I don't want to write to you with pen and ink.
whenever I travel to Spain. For I do hope to see you when I pass through, and to be sent on my way there by you, once I have first enjoyed your company for a while.
I will come to you after I pass through Macedonia-- for I will be traveling through Macedonia--
and perhaps I will remain with you, or even spend the winter, that you may send me on my way wherever I go.
I don't want to see you now just in passing, for I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord allows.
But meanwhile, also prepare a guest room for me, for I hope that through your prayers I will be restored to you.
And I especially urge you to pray that I may be restored to you very soon.
Be aware that our brother Timothy has been released. If he comes soon enough, he will be with me when I see you.
face to face
I speak with him directly, openly, and not in riddles; he sees the form of the LORD. So why were you not afraid to speak against My servant Moses?"
"I have spoken these things to you so that My joy may be in you and your joy may be complete.
Until now you have asked for nothing in My name. Ask and you will receive, that your joy may be complete.
Now I am coming to You, and I speak these things in the world so that they may have My joy completed in them.
Remembering your tears, I long to see you so that I may be filled with joy,
We are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.