Romans 1:13-23 CSB

13 Now I want you to know,a brothers, that I often planned to come to you (but was prevented until now) in order that I might have a fruitful ministryb 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,c 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.

          The Righteous Will Live by Faith

          16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel,d because it is God's power for salvation to everyone who believes, first to the Jew, and also to the Greek.

          References for Romans 1:16

            • k 1:16 - Other mss add of Christ
              17 For in it God's righteousness is revealed from faith to faith,e just as it is written: The righteous will live by faith. f g

              References for Romans 1:17

                • l 1:17 - Or revealed out of faith into faith
                • m 1:17 - Or The one who is righteous by faith will live
                • n 1:17 - Hab 2:4

                  The Guilt of the Gentile World

                  18 For God's wrath is revealed from heaven against all godlessness and unrighteousness of people who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth,

                  References for Romans 1:18

                      19 since what can be knownh about God is evident among them, because God has shown it to them.

                      References for Romans 1:19

                        • o 1:19 - Or what is known
                          20 From the creation of the world His invisible attributes, that is, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what He has made. As a result, peoplei are without excuse.

                          References for Romans 1:20

                              21 For though they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God or show gratitude. Instead, their thinking became nonsense, and their senseless mindsj were darkened.

                              References for Romans 1:21

                                • q 1:21 - Lit hearts
                                  22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools
                                  23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man, birds, four-footed animals, and reptiles.k

                                  References for Romans 1:23

                                    • r 1:23 - Ps 106:20; Jr 2:11