THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE
The gospel is the power of God unto salvation through Jesus Christ—Wrath of God rests on those guilty of murder, homosexual practices, fornication, and other sins if the guilty do not repent.
(Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,)
Concerning his Son aJesus
Christ our Lord, which was made of the bseed
according to the flesh;
And adeclared to be
of God with cpower
, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection dfrom
By whom we have received agrace
and apostleship, bfor cobedience
to the faith among all nations, for his name:
Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ:
To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be asaints
: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your afaith
of throughout the whole world.
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;
Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you.
For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual agift
, to the end ye may be established;
That is, that I may be acomforted
together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.
Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was alet
hitherto,) that I might have some bfruit
among you also, even as among other Gentiles.
I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the aBarbarians
; both to the wise, and to the unwise.
So, as much as in me is, I am aready
to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.
For I am not aashamed
of the bgospel
of Christ: for it is the cpower
of God unto dsalvation
to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
For therein is the arighteousness
of God revealed bfrom
faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by cfaith
For the awrath
of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, bwho chold
the truth in dunrighteousness
Because that which may be known of God is manifest ain
them; for God hath shewed it
For the ainvisible
things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even
his beternal cpower
and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him
not as God, neither were athankful
; but became bvain
in their imaginations, and their cfoolish
heart was ddarkened
Professing themselves to be awise
, they became fools,
And changed the glory of the auncorruptible
God into an bimage
made like to ccorruptible
man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
Wherefore God also agave
them up to buncleanness
through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
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.
For this cause God agave
them up unto bvile caffections
: for even their dwomen
did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their alust
one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
And even as they did not like to aretain
God in their
knowledge, God bgave
them over to a creprobate
mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of adeath
, not only do the same, but bhave cpleasure
in them that do them.