PAUL THE APOSTLE
Romans 1 ©
1 The introduction of this Epistle, in which is declared who is the writer of the same, namely Paul, who briefly sets forth his office, calling, and doctrine of the person of Christ. 6. The persons to whom he writes with a commendation of their faith. 9. The inclination that he has to come unto them, to preach the Gospel to them as well as others, to strengthen them, and be strengthened by them. 16. Afterwards he propounds the true doctrine of man’s justification before God by faith; and proves the same by a place of the Holy Scripture. 18. He confutes the perverse opinion of others, and proves that the Gentiles by the light of nature cannot be justified before God. 19. For as much as they suppress that light, and abuse the knowledge which they have of God unto idolatry. 24. Wherefore they were given over into a perverse sense. 29. And were full of all abominations in their lives, which he relates in a long list.
PAUL,1 a servant of Jesus Christ, 2called to be an apostle, 3separateda4unto the gospel of God,
(Which he had promisedb aforec by his prophets in the holy 5scriptures,)
Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which 6was made ofd the 7seed of David 8according to the flesh;
And 9declared to be thee Son of God with 10power, 11according to the spirit of 12holiness, 13by the resurrection from the dead:
By whom we have received 14grace and apostleship, 15for obedience to the faith among all nations, 16for his name:
17Among whom are ye also the 18called of Jesus Christ:
To all that be in Rome, beloved 19of God, calledfto be saints: 20Grace 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 faith 21is spoken of throughout the whole world.
For Godg is my witness, whomh I serve 22with my spirit 23in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you alwaysi in my prayers;
Making request, 24if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey 25by the will of God to come unto you.
Forj I long to see you, thatk I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;
That is, that I may be 26comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.
Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, thatl oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was 27letm hitherto,) that I might have 28some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles.
29I am debtor bothn to the 30Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise.
So, 31as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.
Foro32I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: forp it is 33the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew 34first, and also to the Greek.
Forq therein is 35the righteousness of God revealed 36from faith to faith: as it is written, Ther37just shall live by faith.
For 38the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all 39ungodliness and 40unrighteousness of men, who 41hold 42the truth 43in unrighteousness;
Becauses that which may be known 44of God is manifest in 45them; for God 46hath shewed it unto them.
Fort the 47invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the 48things that are made, even 49his eternal power and 50Godhead; so that they are 51without excuse:
Because that, when they knew 52God, they glorified him not 53as God, neither were thankful; butu became 54vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Professing themselves to be 55wise, they became fools,
Andv56changed the glory 57of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
Wherefore58 God also 59gave them up to uncleanness 60through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies 61between themselves:
Who 62changed 63the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creaturew64more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
For this cause God gave them up untox65vile affections: for even their women 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 lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that 66recompence of their error which was meet.
And even as they did not like 67to retain God 68in their knowledge, God gave them over 69to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
Being filled with all 70unrighteousness, fornication, 71wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, 72malignity; whisperers,
73Backbiters, 74haters of God, 75despiteful, proud, 76boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Without understanding, covenantbreakers, 77without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
Who 78knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, buty have 79pleasure in them that do them.