1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called an apostle, having been separated unto the gospel of God, 2 which He proclaimed beforehand through His prophets in the holy scriptures, 3 concerning his Son, having been born of the seed of David according to the flesh; 4 having been ordained the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, from the resurrection of the dead, of Jesus Christ our Lord: 5 through whom we received grace and apostleship, unto obedience of faith among all the Gentiles, in behalf of his name: 6 among whom ye are also called of Jesus Christ:
7 to all the beloved of God who are in Rome, saints having been called. Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
8 In the first place, indeed, I praise my God through Jesus Christ for you all, because your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world. 9 For God is my witness, whom I serve in my spirit in the gospel of his Son, how I unceasingly make mention of you always in my prayer; 10 praying, if by any means I shall be prospered in the will of God to come to you. 11 For I long to see you, in order that I may impart unto you a certain spiritual grace, that you may be established; 12 but this is the consolation among you through faith in one another, both of you and me.
13 But I do not wish you to be ignorant, brethren, that frequently I purposed to come to you, and was hindered hitherto, in order that I may have some fruit among you, as well as also among other Gentiles. 14 I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the barbarians; both to the wise, and the unwise: 15 so to my utmost ability, I am ready to preach the gospel to you who are in Rome also.
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 17 For the righteousness of God is revealed in him from faith to faith: as has been written, But the just shall live by faith.
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 19 because that which is known of God is manifest in them; for God has revealed it to them: 20 for the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are seen, being known by the things which are made, even His eternal power and divinity; so that they are without excuse: 21 because, knowing God, they did not glorify Him as God, neither were they thankful; but they became vain in their reasonings, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Saying that they were wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the invisible God into the similitude of the likeness of corruptible man, and of birds, and of quadrupeds, and of creeping things.
24 Therefore God gave them up, in the lusts of their hearts, to impurity, to dishonor their bodies among themselves: 25 who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for evermore: amen.
26 On account of this God gave them up to the lusts of dishonor: for indeed their women changed the natural use to that which is against nature: 27 likewise also the men, having left the natural use of the woman, burned in their desire towards one another; men with men working out disgrace, and receiving the reward of their error among themselves which it behooved.
28 And as they did not approve to have God in their knowledge, God gave them up to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are inappropriate; 29 being filled with all injustice, wickedness, vice, covetousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceitfulness, evil affection; 30 whisperers, calumniators, haters of God, insulters, proud, arrogant, practitioners of evils, disobedient to parents, 31 covenant-breakers, incontinent, without natural affections, unmerciful, 32 who, knowing the rightfulness of God, that those who do such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but they even delight in those who are doing them.