Romans 1:3-13 NIV

3 regarding his Son, who as to his human nature1 was a descendant of David,2

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4 and who through the Spirita of holiness was declared with power to be the Son of Godb3 by his resurrection from the dead:4 Jesus Christ our Lord.5

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    • a 1:4 - Or "who as to his spirit"
    • b 1:4 - Or "was appointed to be the Son of God with power"
      5 Through him and for his name's sake, we received grace6 and apostleship to call people from among all the Gentiles7 to the obedience that comes from faith.8

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      6 And you also are among those who are called to belong to Jesus Christ.9

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      7 To all in Rome who are loved by God10 and called to be saints:11 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.12

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      Paul's Longing to Visit Rome

      8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you,13 because your faith is being reported all over the world.14

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      9 God, whom I serve15 with my whole heart in preaching the gospel of his Son, is my witness16 how constantly I remember you

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      10 in my prayers at all times;17 and I pray that now at last by God's will18 the way may be opened for me to come to you.19

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      11 I long to see you20 so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift21 to make you strong--

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      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,22 brothers,23 that I planned many times to come to you (but have been prevented from doing so until now)24 in order that I might have a harvest among you, just as I have had among the other Gentiles.

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