Romans 1:14-24 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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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.