Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus, called as an apostle and singled out for God's good news-
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which He promised long ago through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures-
concerning His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who was a descendant of David according to the flesh
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and was established as the powerful Son of God by the resurrection from the dead according to the Spirit of holiness.
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We have received grace and apostleship through Him to bring about the obedience of faith among all the nations, on behalf of His name,
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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 faith is being reported in all the world.
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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, brothers, that I often planned to come to you (but was prevented until now) in order that I might have a fruitful ministry among you, just as among the rest of the Gentiles.
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I am obligated both to Greeks and barbarians, both to the wise and the foolish.
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So I am eager to preach the good news to you also who are in Rome.