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Romans 1 :: Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

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God’s Good News for Rome

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Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus, called as an apostle[fn] and singled out for God’s good news —

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which He promised long ago through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures —

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concerning His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who was a descendant of David[fn] according to the flesh

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and who has been declared to be the powerful Son of God by the resurrection from the dead according to the Spirit of holiness.[fn]

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We have received grace and apostleship through Him to bring about[fn] the obedience of faith[fn] among all the nations,[fn] on behalf of His name,

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including yourselves who also belong to Jesus Christ by calling:

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To all who are in Rome, loved by God, called as saints.

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

  
Paul’s Desire to Visit Rome

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First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you because the news of your faith[fn] is being reported in all the world.

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For God, whom I serve with my spirit in telling the good news about His Son, is my witness that I constantly mention you,

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always asking in my prayers that if it is somehow in God’s will, I may now at last succeed in coming to you.

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For I want very much to see you, so I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you,

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that is, to be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine.

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Now I want you to know,[fn] brothers, that I often planned to come to you (but was prevented until now) in order that I might have a fruitful ministry[fn] among you, just as among the rest of the Gentiles.

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I am obligated both to Greeks and barbarians,[fn] both to the wise and the foolish.

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So I am eager to preach the good news to you also who are in Rome.

  
The Righteous Will Live by Faith

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For I am not ashamed of the gospel,[fn] because it is God’s power for salvation to everyone who believes, first to the Jew, and also to the Greek.

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For in it God’s righteousness is revealed from faith to faith,[fn] just as it is written: The righteous will live by faith.[fn]

  
The Guilt of the Gentile World

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For God’s wrath is revealed from heaven against all godlessness and unrighteousness of people who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth,

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since what can be known[fn] about God is evident among them, because God has shown it to them.

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For His invisible attributes, that is, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen since the creation of the world, being understood through what He has made. As a result, people are without excuse.

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For though they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God or show gratitude. Instead, their thinking became nonsense, and their senseless minds were darkened.

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Claiming to be wise, they became fools

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and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man, birds, four-footed animals, and reptiles.

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Therefore God delivered them over in the cravings of their hearts to sexual impurity, so that their bodies were degraded among themselves.

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They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served something created instead of the Creator, who is praised forever. Amen.

  
From Idolatry to Depravity

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This is why God delivered them over to degrading passions. For even their females exchanged natural sexual relations[fn] for unnatural ones.

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The males in the same way also left natural relations[fn] with females and were inflamed in their lust for one another. Males committed shameless acts with males and received in their own persons[fn] the appropriate penalty of their error.

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And because they did not think it worthwhile to acknowledge God, God delivered them over to a worthless mind to do what is morally wrong.

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They are filled with all unrighteousness,[fn] evil, greed, and wickedness. They are full of envy, murder, quarrels, deceit, and malice. They are gossips,

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slanderers, God-haters, arrogant, proud, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,

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undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving,[fn] and unmerciful.

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Although they know full well God’s just sentence — that those who practice such things deserve to die[fn] — they not only do them, but even applaud[fn] others who practice them.

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HCSB Footnotes
Or Jesus, a called apostle
Lit was of the seed of David
Or the spirit of holiness, or the Holy Spirit
Or Him for ; lit Him into
Or the obedience that is faith, or the faithful obedience, or the obedience that comes from faith ; Rm 16:26
Or Gentiles
Or because your faith
Lit I don’t want you to be unaware
Lit have some fruit
Or non-Greeks
Other mss add of Christ
Or revealed out of faith into faith
Or The one who is righteous by faith will live
Or what is known
Lit natural use
Lit natural use
Or in themselves
Other mss add sexual immorality
Other mss add unforgiving
Lit things are worthy of death
Lit even take pleasure in

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Holy Bible, Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used with permission by Holman Bible Publishers, Nashville, Tennessee. All rights reserved.

Full copyright information is provided here. Visit the Holman Christian Standard Bible website.

 
 
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