You are among those who have been called to belong to Jesus Christ.)
To everyone in Rome whom God loves and has called to be his holy people. Good will and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ are yours!
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for every one of you because the news of your faith is spreading throughout the whole world.
I serve God by spreading the Good News about his Son. God is my witness that I always mention you
every time I pray. I ask that somehow God will now at last make it possible for me to visit you.
I long to see you to share a spiritual blessing with you so that you will be strengthened.
What I mean is that we may be encouraged by each other's faith.
I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that I often planned to visit you. However, until now I have been kept from doing so. What I want is to enjoy some of the results of working among you as I have also enjoyed the results of working among the rest of the nations.
I have an obligation to those who are civilized and those who aren't, to those who are wise and those who aren't.
That's why I'm eager to tell you who live in Rome the Good News also.
I'm not ashamed of the Good News. It is God's power to save everyone who believes, Jews first and Greeks as well.