16 For I am not (A)ashamed of the gospel, for (B)it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the (C)Jew first and also to (D)the Greek. 17 For in it (E)the righteousness of God is revealed [a]from faith to faith; as it is written, “[b](F)But the righteous man shall live by faith.”

Unbelief and Its Consequences

18 For (G)the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who (H)suppress the truth [c]in unrighteousness, 19 because (I)that which is known about God is evident [d]within them; for God made it evident to them. 20 For (J)since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, (K)being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. 21 For even though they knew God, they did not [e]honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became (L)futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 (M)Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and (N)exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and [f]crawling creatures.

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 1:17 Or by
  2. Romans 1:17 Or But he who is righteous by faith shall live
  3. Romans 1:18 Or by
  4. Romans 1:19 Or among
  5. Romans 1:21 Lit glorify
  6. Romans 1:23 Or reptiles