Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus, called as an apostlea and singled out for God's good news-
which He promised long ago through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures-
concerning His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who was a descendant of Davidb according to the flesh
and was established as the powerful Son of God by the resurrection from the dead according to the Spirit of holiness.c5
We have received grace and apostleship through Him to bring aboutd the obedience of faithe among all the nations,f on behalf of His name,
including yourselves who are also Jesus Christ's by calling:
To all who are in Rome, loved by God, called as saints. Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you because the news of your faithg is being reported in all the world.
For God, whom I serve with my spirit in [telling] the good news about His Son, is my witness that I constantly mention you,
always asking in my prayers that if it is somehow in God's will, I may now at last succeed in coming to you.
For I want very much to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you,
that is, to be mutually encouraged by each other's faith, both yours and mine.
Now I want you to know,h brothers, that I often planned to come to you (but was prevented until now) in order that I might have a fruitful ministryi among you, just as among the rest of the Gentiles.
I am obligated both to Greeks and barbarians,j both to the wise and the foolish.
So I am eager to preach the good news to you also who are in Rome.