Romans Chapter 1
1 Paula servant of Jesus Christcalled to be an apostleseparated unto the gospel of God
2Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holyscriptures
3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lordwhich was made ofthe seed of David according to the flesh
4 And declared to be the Son of God with poweraccording to thespirit of holinessby the resurrection from the dead
5 By whom we have received grace and apostleshipfor obedienceto the faith among all nationsfor his name
6 Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ
7 To all that be in Romebeloved of Godcalled to be saints Grace to you and peace from God our Fatherand the Lord JesusChrist.
8 FirstI thank my God through Jesus Christ for you allthatyour faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.
9 For God is my witnesswhom I serve with my spirit in thegospel of his Sonthat without ceasing I make mention of youalways in my prayers
10 Making requestif by any means now at length I might have aprosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you.
11 For I long to see youthat I may impart unto you somespiritual giftto the end ye may be established
12 That isthat I may be comforted together with you by themutual faith both of you and me.
13 Now I would not have you ignorantbrethrenthat oftentimes Ipurposed to come unto you but was let hitherto that Imight have some fruit among you alsoeven as among otherGentiles.
14 I am debtor both to the Greeksand to the Barbariansboth tothe wiseand to the unwise.
15 Soas much as in me isI am ready to preach the gospel toyou that are at Rome also.
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christfor it is thepower of God unto salvation to every one that believethtothe Jew firstand also to the Greek.
17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith tofaithas it is writtenThe just shall live by faith.
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against allungodliness and unrighteousness of menwho hold the truth inunrighteousness
19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in themfor God hath shewed it unto them.
20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the worldare clearly seenbeing understood by the things that aremadeeven his eternal power and Godheadso that they arewithout excuse
21 Because thatwhen they knew Godthey glorified him not asGodneither were thankfulbut became vain in theirimaginationsand their foolish heart was darkened.
22 Professing themselves to be wisethey became fools
23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an imagemade like to corruptible manand to birdsand fourfootedbeastsand creeping things.
24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through thelusts of their own heartsto dishonour their own bodiesbetween themselves
25 Who changed the truth of God into a lieand worshipped andserved the creature more than the Creatorwho is blessed forever. Amen.
26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affectionsfor eventheir women did change the natural use into that which isagainst nature
27 And likewise also the menleaving the natural use of thewomanburned in their lust one toward anothermen with menworking that which is unseemlyand receiving in themselvesthat recompence of their error which was meet.
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in theirknowledgeGod gave them over to a reprobate mindto do thosethings which are not convenient
29 Being filled with all unrighteousnessfornicationwickednesscovetousnessmaliciousnessfull of envymurderdebatedeceitmalignitywhisperers
30 Backbitershaters of Goddespitefulproudboastersinventors of evil thingsdisobedient to parents
31 Without understandingcovenantbreakerswithout naturalaffectionimplacableunmerciful
32 Who knowing the judgment of Godthat they which commit suchthings are worthy of deathnot only do the samebut havepleasure in them that do them.