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1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, an Apostle by the selection of God, given authority as a preacher of the good news, 1 Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God--
2 Of which God had given word before by his prophets in the holy Writings, 2 the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures
3 About his Son who, in the flesh, came from the family of David, 3 regarding his Son, who as to his human nature was a descendant of David,
4 But was marked out as Son of God in power by the Holy Spirit through the coming to life again of the dead; Jesus Christ our Lord, 4 and who through the Spirit of holiness was declared with power to be the Son of God by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord.
5 Through whom grace has been given to us, sending us out to make disciples to the faith among all nations, for his name: 5 Through him and for his name's sake, we received grace and apostleship to call people from among all the Gentiles to the obedience that comes from faith.
6 Among whom you in the same way have been marked out to be disciples of Jesus Christ: 6 And you also are among those who are called to belong to Jesus Christ.
7 To all those who are in Rome, loved by God, marked out as saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 7 To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
8 First of all, I give praise to my God through Jesus Christ for you all, because news of your faith has gone into all the world. 8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world.
9 For God is my witness, whose servant I am in spirit in the good news of his Son, that you are at all times in my memory and in my prayers, 9 God, whom I serve with my whole heart in preaching the gospel of his Son, is my witness how constantly I remember you
10 And that I am ever making prayers that God will give me a good journey to you. 10 in my prayers at all times; and I pray that now at last by God's will the way may be opened for me to come to you.
11 For I have a strong desire to see you, and to give you some grace of the spirit, so that you may be made strong; 11 I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong--
12 That is to say, that all of us may be comforted together by the faith which is in you and in me. 12 that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith.
13 You may be certain, my brothers, that it has frequently been in my mind to come to you (but till now I was kept from it), so that I might have some fruit from you in the same way as I have had it from the other nations. 13 I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, that I planned many times to come to you (but have been prevented from doing so until now) in order that I might have a harvest among you, just as I have had among the other Gentiles.
14 I have a debt to Greeks and to the nations outside; to the wise and to those who have no learning. 14 I am obligated both to Greeks and non-Greeks, both to the wise and the foolish.
15 For which reason I have the desire, as far as I am able, to give the knowledge of the good news to you who are in Rome. 15 That is why I am so eager to preach the gospel also to you who are at Rome.
16 For I have no feeling of shame about the good news, because it is the power of God giving salvation to everyone who has faith, to the Jew first, and then to the Greek. 16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.
17 For in it there is the revelation of the righteousness of God from faith to faith: as it is said in the holy Writings, The man who does righteousness will be living by his faith. 17 For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: "The righteous will live by faith."
18 For there is a revelation of the wrath of God from heaven against all the wrongdoing and evil thoughts of men who keep down what is true by wrongdoing; 18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness,
19 Because the knowledge of God may be seen in them, God having made it clear to them. 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them.
20 For from the first making of the world, those things of God which the eye is unable to see, that is, his eternal power and existence, are fully made clear, he having given the knowledge of them through the things which he has made, so that men have no reason for wrongdoing: 20 For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
21 Because, having the knowledge of God, they did not give glory to God as God, and did not give praise, but their minds were full of foolish things, and their hearts, being without sense, were made dark. 21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.
22 Seeming to be wise, they were in fact foolish, 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools
23 And by them the glory of the eternal God was changed and made into the image of man who is not eternal, and of birds and beasts and things which go on the earth. 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.
24 For this reason God gave them up to the evil desires of their hearts, working shame in their bodies with one another: 24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another.
25 Because by them the true word of God was changed into that which is false, and they gave worship and honour to the thing which is made, and not to him who made it, to whom be blessing for ever. So be it. 25 They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator--who is forever praised. Amen.
26 For this reason God gave them up to evil passions, and their women were changing the natural use into one which is unnatural: 26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones.
27 And in the same way the men gave up the natural use of the woman and were burning in their desire for one another, men doing shame with men, and getting in their bodies the right reward of their evil-doing. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.
28 And because they had not the mind to keep God in their knowledge, God gave them up to an evil mind, to do those things which are not right; 28 Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done.
29 Being full of all wrongdoing, evil, desire for the goods of others, hate, envy, putting to death, fighting, deceit, cruel ways, evil talk, and false statements about others; 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips,
30 Hated by God, full of pride, without respect, full of loud talk, given to evil inventions, not honouring father or mother, 30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents;
31 Without knowledge, not true to their undertakings, unkind, having no mercy: 31 they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless.
32 Who, though they have knowledge of the law of God, that the fate of those who do these things is death, not only go on doing these things themselves, but give approval to those who do them. 32 Although they know God's righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.