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Romans 1:1-15 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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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.