Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle and separated unto the Gospel of God,
which He had promised before by His prophets in the Holy Scriptures,
concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was made of the seed of David according to the flesh,
and was declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of holiness by the resurrection from the dead,
by whom we have received grace and apostleship for obedience to the faith among all nations for His name,
among whom ye also are the called of Jesus Christ.
To all who are in Rome, beloved of God and called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.
For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the Gospel of His Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers,
making request that now at length and by any means I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you.
For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift to the end that ye may be established:
that is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith of both you and me.
Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I have purposed to come unto you (but was prevented hitherto), that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles.
I am debtor both to the Greeks and to the barbarians, both to the wise and to the unwise;
so, as much as is in me, I am ready to preach the Gospel to you also who are at Rome.