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Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:1 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:2 - God promised this Good News long ago through his prophets in the holy Scriptures.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:3 - The Good News is about his Son. In his earthly life he was born into King David’s family line,

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:4 - and he was shown to be[fn] the Son of God when he was raised from the dead by the power of the Holy Spirit.[fn] He is Jesus Christ our Lord.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:5 - Through Christ, God has given us the privilege[fn] 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:6 - And you are included among those Gentiles who have been called to belong to Jesus Christ.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:7 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:8 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:9 - 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[fn] by spreading the Good News about his Son.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:10 - One of the things I always pray for is the opportunity, God willing, to come at last to see you.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:11 - For I long to visit you so I can bring you some spiritual gift that will help you grow strong in the Lord.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:12 - When we get together, I want to encourage you in your faith, but I also want to be encouraged by yours.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:13 - I want you to know, dear brothers and sisters,[fn] 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:14 - For I have a great sense of obligation to people in both the civilized world and the rest of the world,[fn] to the educated and uneducated alike.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:15 - So I am eager to come to you in Rome, too, to preach the Good News.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:16 - 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.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:17 - 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.”[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:18 - But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:19 - They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:20 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:21 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:22 - Claiming to be wise, they instead became utter fools.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:23 - And instead of worshiping the glorious, ever-living God, they worshiped idols made to look like mere people and birds and animals and reptiles.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:24 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:25 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:26 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:27 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:28 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:29 - Their lives became full of every kind of wickedness, sin, greed, hate, envy, murder, quarreling, deception, malicious behavior, and gossip.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:30 - They are backstabbers, haters of God, insolent, proud, and boastful. They invent new ways of sinning, and they disobey their parents.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:31 - They refuse to understand, break their promises, are heartless, and have no mercy.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:32 - 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.
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Or and was designated.
Or by the Spirit of holiness; or in the new realm of the Spirit.
Or the grace.
Or in my spirit.
Greek brothers.
Greek to Greeks and barbarians.
Greek also the Greek.
Or “The righteous will live by faith.” Hab 2:4.
Or who, by their wickedness, prevent the truth from being known.

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Holy Bible, New Living Translation copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

Full copyright information is provided here. Visit the New Living Translation website.

 
 
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