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Romans 1

NLT 1 This letter is from Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus, chosen by God to be an apostle and sent out to preach his Good News. NIV 1 Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God— NLT 2 God promised this Good News long ago through his prophets in the holy Scriptures. NIV 2 the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures NLT 3 The Good News is about his Son. In his earthly life he was born into King David’s family line, NIV 3 regarding his Son, who as to his earthly life was a descendant of David, NLT 4 and he was shown to be the Son of God when he was raised from the dead by the power of the Holy Spirit. He is Jesus Christ our Lord. NIV 4 and who through the Spirit of holiness was appointed the Son of God in power by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord. NLT 5 Through Christ, God has given us the privilege and authority as apostles to tell Gentiles everywhere what God has done for them, so that they will believe and obey him, bringing glory to his name. NIV 5 Through him we received grace and apostleship to call all the Gentiles to the obedience that comes from faith for his name’s sake. NLT 6 And you are included among those Gentiles who have been called to belong to Jesus Christ. NIV 6 And you also are among those Gentiles who are called to belong to Jesus Christ. NLT 7 I am writing to all of you in Rome who are loved by God and are called to be his own holy people. May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace. NIV 7 To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be his holy people: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. NLT 8 Let me say first that I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith in him is being talked about all over the world. NIV 8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world. NLT 9 God knows how often I pray for you. Day and night I bring you and your needs in prayer to God, whom I serve with all my heart by spreading the Good News about his Son. NIV 9 God, whom I serve in my spirit in preaching the gospel of his Son, is my witness how constantly I remember you NLT 10 One of the things I always pray for is the opportunity, God willing, to come at last to see you. NIV 10 in my prayers at all times; and I pray that now at last by God’s will the way may be opened for me to come to you. NLT 11 For I long to visit you so I can bring you some spiritual gift that will help you grow strong in the Lord. NIV 11 I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong— NLT 12 When we get together, I want to encourage you in your faith, but I also want to be encouraged by yours. NIV 12 that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith. NLT 13 I want you to know, dear brothers and sisters, that I planned many times to visit you, but I was prevented until now. I want to work among you and see spiritual fruit, just as I have seen among other Gentiles. NIV 13 I do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, that I planned many times to come to you (but have been prevented from doing so until now) in order that I might have a harvest among you, just as I have had among the other Gentiles. NLT 14 For I have a great sense of obligation to people in both the civilized world and the rest of the world, to the educated and uneducated alike. NIV 14 I am obligated both to Greeks and non-Greeks, both to the wise and the foolish. NLT 15 So I am eager to come to you in Rome, too, to preach the Good News. NIV 15 That is why I am so eager to preach the gospel also to you who are in Rome. NLT 16 For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes—the Jew first and also the Gentile. NIV 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. NLT 17 This Good News tells us how God makes us right in his sight. This is accomplished from start to finish by faith. As the Scriptures say, “It is through faith that a righteous person has life.” NIV 17 For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.” NLT 18 But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness. NIV 18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, NLT 19 They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them. NIV 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. NLT 20 For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God. NIV 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, so that people are without excuse. NLT 21 Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused. NIV 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. NLT 22 Claiming to be wise, they instead became utter fools. NIV 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools NLT 23 And instead of worshiping the glorious, ever-living God, they worshiped idols made to look like mere people and birds and animals and reptiles. NIV 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles. NLT 24 So God abandoned them to do whatever shameful things their hearts desired. As a result, they did vile and degrading things with each other’s bodies. NIV 24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. NLT 25 They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! Amen. NIV 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen. NLT 26 That is why God abandoned them to their shameful desires. Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other. NIV 26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. NLT 27 And the men, instead of having normal sexual relations with women, burned with lust for each other. Men did shameful things with other men, and as a result of this sin, they suffered within themselves the penalty they deserved. NIV 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error. NLT 28 Since they thought it foolish to acknowledge God, he abandoned them to their foolish thinking and let them do things that should never be done. NIV 28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. NLT 29 Their lives became full of every kind of wickedness, sin, greed, hate, envy, murder, quarreling, deception, malicious behavior, and gossip. NIV 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, NLT 30 They are backstabbers, haters of God, insolent, proud, and boastful. They invent new ways of sinning, and they disobey their parents. NIV 30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; NLT 31 They refuse to understand, break their promises, are heartless, and have no mercy. NIV 31 they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. NLT 32 They know God’s justice requires that those who do these things deserve to die, yet they do them anyway. Worse yet, they encourage others to do them, too. NIV 32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.