Romans 1:6-16 NIV

6 And you also are among those who are called to belong to Jesus Christ.1

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7 To all in Rome who are loved by God2 and called to be saints:3 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.4

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Paul's Longing to Visit Rome

8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you,5 because your faith is being reported all over the world.6

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9 God, whom I serve7 with my whole heart in preaching the gospel of his Son, is my witness8 how constantly I remember you

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10 in my prayers at all times;9 and I pray that now at last by God's will10 the way may be opened for me to come to you.11

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11 I long to see you12 so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift13 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,14 brothers,15 that I planned many times to come to you (but have been prevented from doing so until now)16 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 obligated17 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.18

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16 I am not ashamed of the gospel,19 because it is the power of God20 for the salvation of everyone who believes:21 first for the Jew,22 then for the Gentile.23

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