Romans 1:1-15 (Weymouth New Testament)

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1 Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an Apostle, set apart to proclaim God's Good News, 2 which God had already promised through His Prophets in Holy Writ, concerning His Son, 3 who, as regards His human descent, belonged to the posterity of David, 4 but as regards the holiness of His Spirit was decisively proved by His Resurrection to be the Son of God--I mean concerning Jesus Christ our Lord, 5 through whom we have received grace and Apostleship in His service in order to win men to obedience to the faith, among all Gentile peoples, 6 among whom you also, called, as you have been, to belong to Jesus Christ, are numbered: 7 To all God's loved ones who are in Rome, called to be saints. May grace and peace be granted to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 8 First of all, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for what He has done for all of you; for the report of your faith is spreading through the whole world. 9 I call God to witness--to whom I render priestly and spiritual service by telling the Good News about His Son-- how unceasingly I make mention of you in His presence, 10 always in my prayers entreating that now, at length, if such be His will, the way may by some means be made clear for me to come to you. 11 For I am longing to see you, in order to convey to you some spiritual help, so that you may be strengthened; 12 in other words that while I am among you we may be mutually encouraged by one another's faith, yours and mine. 13 And I desire you to know, brethren, that I have many a time intended to come to you--though until now I have been disappointed--in order that among you also I might gather some fruit from my labours, as I have already done among the rest of the Gentile nations. 14 I am already under obligations alike to Greek-speaking races and to others, to cultured and to uncultured people: 15 so that for my part I am willing and eager to proclaim the Good News to you also who are in Rome.
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