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Paul’s letter to the church in Rome. Possibly written in the early spring A.D. 57.
“Clark’s English Translation” © 2012, 2013.



ROMANS Chapter 1

Romans 1:1  Paul, a bond servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the Good News of God, 2 (Which he had promised beforehand by his prophets in the holy scriptures,) 3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; 4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Holy Spirit, by the resurrection from the dead: 5 By whom we have received the gift of grace and the gift of apostleship, for the preaching of obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name: 6 among whom you are also the called of Jesus Christ: 7 To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. 8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world. 9 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in The Good News of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers; 10 Making request, if by any means I now at last will successfully, by the will of God to come unto you. 11 For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, that you may be established; 12 That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me. 13 Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that many times I determined to come unto you, (but was stopped until now,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as amongst other Gentiles. 14 I am indebted both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise. 15 So, with as much as is with in me, I am ready to preach The Good News to you that are at Rome also.16 For I am not ashamed of The Good News of Christ: for it is the power of God unto deliverance to everyone that has faith; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.17 For herein is the justification of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written the just shall live by faith. 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from the sky above against all ungodliness and injustices of men, who unjustly hold back and restrain the truth. 19 Because that which may be known of God is made known in them; for God has showed it unto them. 20 For 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; so that they are without excuse:

21 Because when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were they thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Declaring themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four footed beasts, and creeping things. 24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves, 25 who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. 26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile passions: for even their women did change the natural use of their body to do that which is against nature: 27 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 indecent, and receiving in themselves the consequences of their error which was fitting. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to an evil worthless mind, to do those things which are not right; 29 Being filled with all injustice, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, contentious, deceit, bad character; whisperers, 30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 Without understanding, not agreed, without natural affection, irreconcilable, unmerciful: 32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

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