Romans 1 ©
Paul, commending to the Romans his calling, greeteth them, and professeth his concern for, and desire of coming to see, them. He sheweth that the gospel is for the justification of all mankind through faith; and having premised that sinners in general are obnoxious to God's wrath, he describeth at large the corruptions of the Gentile world.
aPAUL, ba servant of Jesus Christ, ccalled to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,
Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made fof the seed of David according gto the flesh;
By whom kwe have received grace and apostleship, l2for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:
Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that zoftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was *let *hitherto,) that I might ahave some fruit 5among you also, beven as among other Gentiles.
So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.
For eI am not ashamed of the fgospel of Christ: for it is gthe power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to hthe Jew first, and also to the Greek.
For therein is the irighteousness of God revealed jfrom faith to faith: as it is written, kThe just shall live by faith.
pFor 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; 7so that they are qwithout excuse:
Who wchanged the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the *creature 8more than the Creator, who is xblessed for ever. Amen.
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.
bBeing filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, *malignity; whisperers,
Backbiters, haters of God, *despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Without understanding, covenantbreakers, 11without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: