Romans 1:14-24 TNIV

14 I am obligated1 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 in Rome.2

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16 I am not ashamed of the gospel,3 because it is the power of God4 that brings salvation to everyone who believes:5 first to the Jew,6 then to the Gentile.7

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17 For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed8--a righteousness that is by faith9 from first to last,a just as it is written: "The righteous will live by faith."b10

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    • c 1:17 - Or "is from faith to faith"
    • d 1:17 - Hab. 2:4

      God's Wrath Against Sinful Humanity

      18 The wrath of God11 is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of human beings who suppress the truth by their wickedness,

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      19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them.12

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      20 For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made,13 so that people are without excuse.14

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      21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.15

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      22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools16

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      23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images17 made to look like mortal human beings and birds and animals and reptiles.

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      24 Therefore God gave them over18 in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another.19

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