"But now I go unto Jerusalem to minister unto the saints. For it has
pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain
contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem. It hath
pleased them verily, and their debtors they are."
SINCE he had said that I have no longer "more place in these parts,"
and, "I have a great desire, these many years, to come unto you," but
he still intended to delay; lest it should be thought that he was
making a jest of them, he mentions the cause also why he still puts it
off, and he says, that "I am going unto Jerusalem," and is apparently
giving the excuse for the delay. But by means of this he also makes
good another object, which is the exhorting of them to alms, and
making them more in earnest about it.