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.
For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one who believeth, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith; as it is written: "The just shall live by faith."
For the wrath of God is revealed from Heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness,