Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God—
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the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures
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regarding his Son, who as to his earthly life was a descendant of David,
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and who through the Spirit of holiness was appointed the Son of God in power by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord.
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Through him we received grace and apostleship to call all the Gentiles to the obedience that comes from faith for his name’s sake.
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And you also are among those Gentiles who are called to belong to Jesus Christ.
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To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be his holy people: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
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First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world.
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God, whom I serve in my spirit in preaching the gospel of his Son, is my witness how constantly I remember you
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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.
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I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong—
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that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.
I do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, 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.
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I am obligated both to Greeks and non-Greeks, both to the wise and the foolish.
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That is why I am so eager to preach the gospel also to you who are in Rome.
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