Romans 1:12-22 NIV

12 that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith.
13 I do not want you to be unaware,1 brothers,2 that I planned many times to come to you (but have been prevented from doing so until now)3 in order that I might have a harvest among you, just as I have had among the other Gentiles.

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14 I am obligated4 both to Greeks and non-Greeks, both to the wise and the foolish.

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15 That is why I am so eager to preach the gospel also to you who are at Rome.5

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16 I am not ashamed of the gospel,6 because it is the power of God7 for the salvation of everyone who believes:8 first for the Jew,9 then for the Gentile.10

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17 For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed,11 a righteousness that is by faith12 from first to last,a just as it is written: "The righteous will live by faith."b13

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    • c 1:17 - Or "is from faith to faith"
    • d 1:17 - Hab. 2:4

      God's Wrath Against Mankind

      18 The wrath of God14 is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness,

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      19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them.15

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      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,16 so that men are without excuse.17

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      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.18

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      22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools19

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