Romans 1:2-12 NIV

2 the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures

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3 regarding his Son, who as to his earthly lifea was a descendant of David,

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    • a 1:3 - Or "who according to the flesh"
      4 and who through the Spirit of holiness was appointed the Son of God in powerb by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord.

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        • b 1:4 - Or "was declared with power to be the Son of God"
          5 Through him we received grace and apostleship to call all the Gentiles to the obedience that comes fromc faith for his name’s sake.

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            • c 1:5 - Or "that is"
              6 And you also are among those Gentiles who are called to belong to Jesus Christ.

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              7 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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              Paul’s Longing to Visit Rome

              8 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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              9 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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              10 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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              11 I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong—

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              12 that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.