Romans 1:13-23 ESV

13 I want you to know, brothers,a that 1I have often intended to come to you (but 2thus far have been prevented), in order that I may reap some 3harvest 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 4I am under obligation both to Greeks and to 5barbarians,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 6I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is 7the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew 8first and also to 9the Greek.

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          17 For in it 10the righteousness of God is revealed 11from faith for faith,c12as 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 13the wrath of God 14is 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 15known 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, 16have 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 17became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.

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              22 18Claiming to be wise, they became fools,

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              23 and 19exchanged the glory of 20the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.

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