Romans 1:15-25 NIV

15 That is why I am so eager to preach the gospel also to you who are at Rome.1

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16 I am not ashamed of the gospel,2 because it is the power of God3 for the salvation of everyone who believes:4 first for the Jew,5 then for the Gentile.6

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17 For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed,7 a righteousness that is by faith8 from first to last,a just as it is written: "The righteous will live by faith."b9

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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 God10 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.11

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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,12 so that men are without excuse.13

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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.14

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      22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools15

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      23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images16 made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.

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      24 Therefore God gave them over17 in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another.18

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      25 They exchanged the truth of God for a lie,19 and worshiped and served created things20 rather than the Creator--who is forever praised.21 Amen.22

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