Introduction — the gospel of God
Promised in the Holy Scriptures
, a 2slave
of 3Christ 4Jesus
, a 5called 6apostle
, 7separated 8unto
He promised 2beforehand
through His prophets in the 3holy
Son, who 2came 3out
of the 4aseed
of David according to the 5flesh
of God in 3power
according to the 4Spirit
of 5holiness 6out
of the resurrection of the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord;
Received by the called ones
whom we have received 1grace
unto the 3aobedience
among all the Gentiles 5on
behalf of His name,
whom you also are the 1called
ones of Jesus Christ;
all who are in Rome, beloved of God, the acalled 1saints
to you and bpeace
from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Proclaimed with eagerness and partaken of by faith
, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all because your afaith
is proclaimed throughout the whole world.
God is my witness, whom I 1serve
in my 2spirit
in the gospel of His Son, how unceasingly I make mention of you always in my prayers,
if by any means now at last I may be prospered in the will of God to come to you.
I long to see you that I may impart to you some spiritual gift so that you may be aestablished
is, that I with you
may be 1encouraged
among you through the faith which is in one another, both yours and mine.
I do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, that often I apurposed
to come to you (yet was hindered until the present), that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among the rest of the Gentiles.
am debtor both to Greeks and to 1barbarians
, both to wise and to foolish;
, for my part, I am ready to announce the gospel to you also who are in Rome.
The power of God's salvation
I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the 1power
of God unto 2salvation
to every one who believes, both to Jew first and to Greek.
of God is revealed in it 2out
of faith to faith, as it is written, b
"But the righteous shall 3have
life and live by 4faith
On mankind generally
of God is revealed from heaven 3upon
all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who 4hold
truth in unrighteousness,
that which is known of God is manifest 1within
them, for God manifested it
the invisible things of Him, both His eternal power and 1divine
characteristics, have been clearly seen since the creation of the world, 2abeing
perceived by the things made, so that they would be without excuse;
knew God, they did not glorify Him
as God or thank Him,
in their reasonings, and their heart, lacking understanding, was darkened.
to be wise, they became fools
the glory of the incorruptible God into the likeness of an image of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and reptiles.
them up in the lusts of their hearts to uncleanness, so that they dishonor their bodies among themselves,
exchanged the 1truth
of God for the lie, and worshipped and served the creation rather than the Creator, who is ablessed
God gave them up to passions of dishonor; for their females exchanged the natural use for that which is contrary to nature;
likewise also the males, leaving the natural use of the female, burned in their craving toward one another, males with males committing unseemliness and fully receiving in themselves the retribution of their error which was due.
even as they did not approve of holding God in their
full knowledge, God gave them up to a disapproved mind, to do the things which are not fitting,
filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, covetousness, malice; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malignity;
, slanderers, hateful to God, insolent, arrogant, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
, faithless, affectionless, merciless;
, though fully knowing the 1righteous
judgment of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, not only do them, but also have fellow delight in those who practice them.