[B. Introduction - first person singular] 8: First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed in all the world. 9: For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I mention you always in my prayers, 10: asking that somehow by God's will I may now at last succeed in coming to you. 11: For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you, 12: that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith, both yours and mine.
I don't read much into this desire to travel to Spain. I doubt he made it there. I am having some oddball troubles with fonts. I hope these notes are readable... This series on Romans begins here
13: I want you to know, brethren, that I have often intended to come to you (but thus far have been prevented), in order that I may reap some harvest among you as well as among the rest of the Gentiles. 14: I am under obligation both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish: 15: so I am eager to preach the gospel to you also who are in