Romans 1:11-21 ESV

11 For 1I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you--

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12 that is, that we may be mutually encouraged 2by each other's faith, both yours and mine.

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13 I want you to know, brothers,a that 3I have often intended to come to you (but 4thus far have been prevented), in order that I may reap some 5harvest among you as well as among the rest of the Gentiles.

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    • c 1:13 - Or brothers and sisters. The plural Greek word adelphoi (translated "brothers") refers to siblings in a family. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, adelphoi may refer either to men or to both men and women who are siblings (brothers and sisters) in God's family, the church
      14 6I am under obligation both to Greeks and to 7barbarians,b both to the wise and to the foolish.

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        • d 1:14 - That is, non-Greeks
          15 So I am eager to preach the gospel to you also who are in Rome.

          The Righteous Shall Live by Faith

          16 For 8I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is 9the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew 10first and also to 11the Greek.

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          17 For in it 12the righteousness of God is revealed 13from faith for faith,c14as it is written, "The righteous shall live by faith."d

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            • e 1:17 - Or beginning and ending in faith
            • f 1:17 - Or The one who by faith is righteous shall live

              God's Wrath on Unrighteousness

              18 For 15the wrath of God 16is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.

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              19 For what can be 17known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them.

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              20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, 18have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.

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              21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they 19became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.

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