that is, that we may be mutually encouraged 1by each other's faith, both yours and mine.
I want you to know, brothers,a that 2I have often intended to come to you (but 3thus far have been prevented), in order that I may reap some 4harvest among you as well as among the rest of the Gentiles.
145I am under obligation both to Greeks and to 6barbarians,b both to the wise and to the foolish.
So I am eager to preach the gospel to you also who are in Rome.
For 7I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is 8the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew 9first and also to 10the Greek.
For in it 11the righteousness of God is revealed 12from faith for faith,c13as it is written, "The righteous shall live by faith."d
For 14the wrath of God 15is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.
For what can be 16known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them.
For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, 17have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.
For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they 18became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.
2219Claiming to be wise, they became fools,