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Romans 1:1-17 (New American Standard)

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The Gospel Exalted

1 Paul, a bond-servant of Christ Jesus, a1called as an apostle, 2set apart for 3the gospel of God, 2 which He 4promised beforehand through His 5prophets in the holy Scriptures, 3 concerning His Son, who was born 6of a bdescendant of David 7according to the flesh, 4 who was declared 8the Son of God with power cby the resurrection from the dead, according to the dSpirit of holiness, Jesus Christ our Lord, 5 through whom we have received grace and 9apostleship eto bring about the 10obedience of faith among 11all the Gentiles for His name's sake, 6 among whom you also are the 12called of Jesus Christ; 7 to all who are 13beloved of God in Rome, called as f14saints: 15Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 8 First, 16I thank my God through Jesus Christ gfor you all, because 17your faith is being proclaimed throughout the whole world. 9 For 18God, whom I 19serve in my spirit in the preaching of the gospel of His Son, is my witness as to how unceasingly 20I make mention of you, 10 always in my prayers making request, if perhaps now at last by 21the will of God I may succeed in coming to you. 11 For 22I long to see you so that I may impart some spiritual gift to you, that you may be hestablished; 12 that is, that I may be encouraged together with you while among you, each of us by the other's faith, both yours and mine. 13 23I do not want you to be unaware, 24brethren, that often I 25have planned to come to you (and have been prevented so far ) so that I may obtain some 26fruit among you also, even as among the rest of the Gentiles. 14 27I am iunder obligation both to Greeks and to 28barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish. 15 So, for my part, I am eager to 29preach the gospel to you also who are in Rome. 16 For I am not 30ashamed of the gospel, for 31it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the 32Jew first and also to 33the Greek. 17 For in it 34the righteousness of God is revealed jfrom faith to faith; as it is written, "k35BUT THE RIGHTEOUS man SHALL LIVE BY FAITH."
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