Romans 1:1-15 CSB

God's Good News for Rome

1 Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus, called as an apostlea and singled out for God's good news-

References for Romans 1:1

    • a 1:1 - Or Jesus, a called apostle
      2 which He promised long ago through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures-
      3 concerning His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who was a descendant of Davidb according to the flesh

      References for Romans 1:3

        • b 1:3 - Lit was of the seed of David
          4 and was established as the powerful Son of God by the resurrection from the dead according to the Spirit of holiness.c

          References for Romans 1:4

            • c 1:4 - Or the spirit of holiness, or the Holy Spirit
              5 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,

              References for Romans 1:5

                • d 1:5 - Lit Him into, or Him for
                • e 1:5 - Or the obedience that is faith, or the faithful obedience, or the obedience that comes from faith
                • f 1:5 - Or Gentiles
                  6 including yourselves who are also Jesus Christ's by calling:
                  7 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.

                  The Apostle's Desire to Visit Rome

                  8 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.

                  References for Romans 1:8

                    • g 1:8 - Or because your faith
                      9 For God, whom I serve with my spirit in [telling] the good news about His Son, is my witness that I constantly mention you,
                      10 always asking in my prayers that if it is somehow in God's will, I may now at last succeed in coming to you.
                      11 For I want very much to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you,
                      12 that is, to be mutually encouraged by each other's faith, both yours and mine.
                      13 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.

                      References for Romans 1:13

                        • h 1:13 - Lit I don't want you to be unaware
                        • i 1:13 - Lit have some fruit
                          14 I am obligated both to Greeks and barbarians,j both to the wise and the foolish.

                          References for Romans 1:14

                            • j 1:14 - Or non-Greeks
                              15 So I am eager to preach the good news to you also who are in Rome.