1Paul, a servant of JesusChrist,called to be an apostle,separatedunto the gospel of God,2
(Which he had promised aforebyhisprophetsin the holy scriptures,)
3ConcerninghisSonJesusChristourLord,which was madeof the seed of Davidaccording to the flesh;4
And declareda to be the Son of Godwithpower,according to the spirit of holiness,by the resurrection from the dead:5Bywhom we have receivedgraceandapostleship,forobedienceb to the faithamongallnations,forhisname:6Amongwhomareyealso the called of JesusChrist:7
To all that beinRome,beloved of God,called to be saints:Grace to youandpeacefromGodourFather,and the LordJesusChrist.8First , I thankmyGodthroughJesusChristforyouall,thatyourfaith is spoken of throughout the wholeworld.9ForGodismywitness,whom I servewithcmyspiritin the gospel of hisSon,that without ceasing I makemention of youalwaysinmyprayers;10
Making request , if by any meansnow at length I might have a prosperous journeyby the will of God to comeuntoyou.11For I long to seeyou,that I may impart unto yousomespiritualgift, to the endye may be established ;
12Thatis , that I may be comforted togetherwithdyoubythemutualfaithboth of youandme.13Now I wouldnothaveyouignorant , brethren,thatoftentimes I purposed to comeuntoyou, (but was lethitherto ,) that I might havesomefruitamongeyoualso, even asamongotherGentiles.14
I amdebtorboth to the Greeks,and to the Barbarians;both to the wise,and to the unwise.15So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are atRomealso.16For I amnotashamed of the gospel of Christ:for it is the power of Goduntosalvation to every one that believeth ; to the Jewfirst,andalso to the Greek.17Forthereinis the righteousness of Godrevealedfromfaithtofaith:as it is written , The just shall livebyfaith.18For the wrath of God is revealedfromheavenagainstallungodlinessandunrighteousness of men, who hold the truthinunrighteousness;19Because that which may be known of Godismanifestinthem;fforGod hath shewed it unto them.20For the invisible things of himfrom the creation of the world are clearly seen , being understood by the things that are made,evenhiseternalpowerandGodhead;sog that theyare without excuse:21Because that, when they knewGod, they glorified him notasGod,neither were thankful ; but became vainintheirimaginations,andtheirfoolishheart was darkened .
Professing themselves to bewise, they became fools ,
23Andchanged the glory of the uncorruptibleGodinto an image made like to corruptibleman,and to birds,and fourfooted beasts,and creeping things.24WhereforeGodalsogavethemuptouncleannessthrough the lusts of their ownhearts, to dishonour their ownbodiesbetweenthemselves:25Whochanged the truth of Godinto a lie,andworshippedandserved the creature more than the Creator , whoisblessedforever.Amen.26Forthis cause Godgavethemupuntovileaffections:foreventheirwomen did change the naturaluseinto that which is againstnature:27Andlikewisealso the men,leaving the naturaluse of the woman,burnedintheirlust one toward another ; menwithmenworking that which is unseemly,andreceivinginthemselves that recompence of theirerrorwhich was meet .
28And even as they didnotlike to retainhGodin their knowledge,Godgavethemoverto a reprobatemind, to do those things which arenotconvenient ;
Being filled withallunrighteousness,fornication,wickedness,covetousness,maliciousness;full of envy,murder,debate,deceit,malignity;whisperers,30Backbiters, haters of God,despiteful,proud,boasters,inventors of evil things,disobedient to parents,31
Without understanding,covenantbreakers, without natural affection,implacable,unmerciful:32Whoknowing the judgment of God,that they which commit such thingsareworthy of death,notonlydo the same,buthavepleasure in them that do them.