and who through the Spirita of holiness was declared with power to be the Son of Godb1 by his resurrection from the dead:2 Jesus Christ our Lord.35
Through him and for his name's sake, we received grace4 and apostleship to call people from among all the Gentiles5 to the obedience that comes from faith.66
And you also are among those who are called to belong to Jesus Christ.77
To all in Rome who are loved by God8 and called to be saints:9 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.10
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you,11 because your faith is being reported all over the world.129
God, whom I serve13 with my whole heart in preaching the gospel of his Son, is my witness14 how constantly I remember you
in my prayers at all times;15 and I pray that now at last by God's will16 the way may be opened for me to come to you.1711
I long to see you18 so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift19 to make you strong--
that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith.
I do not want you to be unaware,20 brothers,21 that I planned many times to come to you (but have been prevented from doing so until now)22 in order that I might have a harvest among you, just as I have had among the other Gentiles.
I am obligated23 both to Greeks and non-Greeks, both to the wise and the foolish.