1:1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an
apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,
1:2 (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the
1:3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was
made of the seed of David according to the flesh;
1:4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according
to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the
1:5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for
obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:
1:6 Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ:
1:7 To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be
saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the
Lord Jesus Christ.
Paulís Longing to Visit
1:8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all,
that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.
1:9 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in
the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention
of you always in my prayers;
1:10 Making request, if by any means now at length I might
have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto
1:11 For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some
spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;
1:12 That is, that I may be comforted together with you by
the mutual faith both of you and me.
1:13 Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that
oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let
hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even
as among other Gentiles.
1:14 I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians;
both to the wise, and to the unwise.
1:15 So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the
gospel to you that are at Rome also.
1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it
is the power of God unto salvation to every one that
believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from
faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by
Godís Wrath Against
1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against
all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the
truth in unrighteousness;
1:19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in
them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of
the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things
that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that
they are without excuse:
1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him
not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their
imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
1:23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an
image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and
fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through
the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies
1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and
worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator,
who is blessed for ever. Amen.
1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections:
for even their women did change the natural use into that
which is against nature:
1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of
the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with
men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in
themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their
knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do
those things which are not convenient;
1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication,
wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy,
murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
1:30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud,
boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
1:31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without
natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which
commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the
same, but have pleasure in them that do them.