a servant of Christ Jesus,
called to be an apostle and
set apart for the gospel of God--
2 the gospel he promised beforehand
through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures
3 regarding his Son, (Jesus Christ our Lord)
who as to his human nature was a descendant of David, and
4 who was declared to be the Son of God
through the Spirit of holiness with power
by his resurrection from the dead.
5 Through him and for his name's sake,
we received grace and apostleship
to call people from among all the Gentiles
to the obedience that comes from faith.
6 And you also are among those who are called to belong to Jesus Christ.
7 To all in Rome
who are loved by God and
called to be saints:
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you,
because your faith is being reported all over the world.
9 God, is my witness
whom I serve with my whole heart in preaching the gospel of his Son,
how constantly I remember you in my prayers at all times; and
10 I pray that now at last by God's will
the way may be opened for me to come to you.
11 I long to see you so that
I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong--
12 that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith.
13 I do not want you to be unaware, brothers,
that I planned many times to come to you
(but have been prevented from doing so until now)
in order that
I might have a harvest among you,
just as I have had among the other Gentiles.
14 I am obligated
both to Greeks and non-Greeks,
both to the wise and the foolish.
15 That is why I am so eager to preach the gospel also to you who are at Rome.
1:16 I am not ashamed of the gospel,
because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes:
First for the Jew, then for the Gentile.
17 For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed,
a righteousness that is by faith from first to last,
just as it is written: "The righteous will live by faith." (Habakkuk 2:4)
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Edition: Wednesday, 29-Jul-2015 17:23:10 EDT