1Paul, a bond-servant of ChristJesus, a1called as an apostle, 2setapart for 3the gospel of God,
2which He 4promisedbeforehandthrough His 5prophets in the holyScriptures,
3concerning His Son, who was born6of a bdescendant of David7according to the flesh,
who was declared8the Son of God with powercby the resurrection from the dead, according to the dSpirit of holiness, JesusChrist our Lord,
5throughwhom we have receivedgrace and 9apostleshipeto bringabout the 10obedience of faithamong11all the Gentiles for His name'ssake,
6amongwhom you also are the 12called of JesusChrist ;
to all who are 13beloved of God in Rome, called as f14saints : 15Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the LordJesusChrist.
8First, 16I thank my GodthroughJesusChristgfor you all, because17your faith is being proclaimedthroughout the wholeworld.
For 18God, whom I 19serve in my spirit in the preaching of the gospel of His Son, is my witness as to howunceasingly20I makemention of you,
10always in my prayersmakingrequest, ifperhapsnow at last by 21the will of God I may succeed in coming to you.
For 22I long to see you so that I may impartsomespiritualgift to you, that you may be hestablished ;
that is, that I may be encouragedtogether with you while among you, each of us by the other'sfaith, bothyours and mine.
1323I do not want you to be unaware, 24brethren, that often I 25have planned to come to you (and have been preventedsofar ) so that I may obtainsome26fruitamong you also, even as among the rest of the Gentiles.
1427I amiunderobligationboth to Greeks and to 28barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish.
15So, for my part, I am eager to 29preach the gospel to you alsowho are in Rome.
For I am not 30ashamed of the gospel, for 31it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the 32Jewfirst and also to 33the Greek.
For in it 34the righteousness of God is revealedjfrom faith to faith ; as it is written, "k35BUT THE RIGHTEOUS man SHALL LIVE BY FAITH."
For 36the wrath of God is revealed from heavenagainstallungodliness and unrighteousness of men who 37suppress the truthlin unrighteousness,
19because38that which is known about God is evidentmwithin them; for Godmade it evident to them.
For 39since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternalpower and divinenature, have been clearlyseen, 40being understood through whathasbeenmade, so that they are withoutexcuse.
For even though they knewGod, they did not nhonor Him as Godorgivethanks, but they became41futile in their speculations, and their foolishheart was darkened.
2242Professing to be wise, they becamefools,
and 43exchanged the glory of the incorruptibleGod for an image in the form of corruptibleman and of birds and four-footedanimals and ocrawlingcreatures.
24Therefore44Godgave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be 45dishonoredamong them.
For they exchanged the truth of God for pa 46lie, and worshiped and served the creatureratherthan the Creator, 47who is blessedqforever. Amen.
For thisreason48Godgave them over to 49degradingpassions ; for their womenexchanged the naturalfunction for that which is runnatural ,
and in the samewayalso the menabandoned the naturalfunction of the woman and burned in their desiretowardoneanother, 50men with mencommittingsindecentacts and receiving in ttheir ownpersons the duepenalty of their error.
And just as they did not seefituto acknowledgeGod any longer, 51Godgave them over to a depravedmind, to dothose things which are not proper,
being filled with allunrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil ; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice ; they are 52gossips,
30slanderers, v53haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, 54disobedient to parents,
31withoutunderstanding, untrustworthy, 55unloving, unmerciful ;
and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practicesuchthings are worthy of 56death, they not onlydo the same, but also57giveheartyapproval to those who practice them.