More Than Conquerors

31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things?(A) If God is for us,(B) who can be against us?(C) 32 He who did not spare his own Son,(D) but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge(E) against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns?(F) No one. Christ Jesus who died(G)—more than that, who was raised to life(H)—is at the right hand of God(I) and is also interceding for us.(J) 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?(K) Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?(L) 36 As it is written:

“For your sake we face death all day long;
    we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”[a](M)

37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors(N) through him who loved us.(O) 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[b] neither the present nor the future,(P) nor any powers,(Q) 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God(R) that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.(S)

Paul’s Anguish Over Israel

I speak the truth in Christ—I am not lying,(T) my conscience confirms(U) it through the Holy Spirit— I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself(V) were cursed(W) and cut off from Christ for the sake of my people,(X) those of my own race,(Y) the people of Israel.(Z) Theirs is the adoption to sonship;(AA) theirs the divine glory,(AB) the covenants,(AC) the receiving of the law,(AD) the temple worship(AE) and the promises.(AF) Theirs are the patriarchs,(AG) and from them is traced the human ancestry of the Messiah,(AH) who is God over all,(AI) forever praised![c](AJ) Amen.

God’s Sovereign Choice

It is not as though God’s word(AK) had failed. For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel.(AL) Nor because they are his descendants are they all Abraham’s children. On the contrary, “It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.”[d](AM) In other words, it is not the children by physical descent who are God’s children,(AN) but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham’s offspring.(AO) For this was how the promise was stated: “At the appointed time I will return, and Sarah will have a son.”[e](AP)

10 Not only that, but Rebekah’s children were conceived at the same time by our father Isaac.(AQ) 11 Yet, before the twins were born or had done anything good or bad(AR)—in order that God’s purpose(AS) in election might stand: 12 not by works but by him who calls—she was told, “The older will serve the younger.”[f](AT) 13 Just as it is written: “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.”[g](AU)

14 What then shall we say?(AV) Is God unjust? Not at all!(AW) 15 For he says to Moses,

“I will have mercy on whom I have mercy,
    and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”[h](AX)

16 It does not, therefore, depend on human desire or effort, but on God’s mercy.(AY) 17 For Scripture says to Pharaoh: “I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display my power in you and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.”[i](AZ) 18 Therefore God has mercy on whom he wants to have mercy, and he hardens whom he wants to harden.(BA)

19 One of you will say to me:(BB) “Then why does God still blame us?(BC) For who is able to resist his will?”(BD) 20 But who are you, a human being, to talk back to God?(BE) “Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it,(BF) ‘Why did you make me like this?’”[j](BG) 21 Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for special purposes and some for common use?(BH)

22 What if God, although choosing to show his wrath and make his power known, bore with great patience(BI) the objects of his wrath—prepared for destruction?(BJ) 23 What if he did this to make the riches of his glory(BK) known to the objects of his mercy, whom he prepared in advance for glory(BL) 24 even us, whom he also called,(BM) not only from the Jews but also from the Gentiles?(BN) 25 As he says in Hosea:

“I will call them ‘my people’ who are not my people;
    and I will call her ‘my loved one’ who is not my loved one,”[k](BO)

26 and,

“In the very place where it was said to them,
    ‘You are not my people,’
    there they will be called ‘children of the living God.’”[l](BP)

27 Isaiah cries out concerning Israel:

“Though the number of the Israelites be like the sand by the sea,(BQ)
    only the remnant will be saved.(BR)
28 For the Lord will carry out
    his sentence on earth with speed and finality.”[m](BS)

29 It is just as Isaiah said previously:

“Unless the Lord Almighty(BT)
    had left us descendants,
we would have become like Sodom,
    we would have been like Gomorrah.”[n](BU)

Israel’s Unbelief

30 What then shall we say?(BV) That the Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained it, a righteousness that is by faith;(BW) 31 but the people of Israel, who pursued the law as the way of righteousness,(BX) have not attained their goal.(BY) 32 Why not? Because they pursued it not by faith but as if it were by works. They stumbled over the stumbling stone.(BZ) 33 As it is written:

“See, I lay in Zion a stone that causes people to stumble
    and a rock that makes them fall,
    and the one who believes in him will never be put to shame.”[o](CA)

10 Brothers and sisters, my heart’s desire(CB) and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved. For I can testify about them that they are zealous(CC) for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge. Since they did not know the righteousness of God and sought to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness.(CD) Christ is the culmination of the law(CE) so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.(CF)

Moses writes this about the righteousness that is by the law: “The person who does these things will live by them.”[p](CG) But the righteousness that is by faith(CH) says: “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’”[q](CI) (that is, to bring Christ down) “or ‘Who will descend into the deep?’”[r](CJ) (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead).(CK) But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,”[s](CL) that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim: If you declare(CM) with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,”(CN) and believe(CO) in your heart that God raised him from the dead,(CP) you will be saved.(CQ) 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. 11 As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.”[t](CR) 12 For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile(CS)—the same Lord is Lord of all(CT) and richly blesses all who call on him, 13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord(CU) will be saved.”[u](CV)

14 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? 15 And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”[v](CW)

16 But not all the Israelites accepted the good news.(CX) For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our message?”[w](CY) 17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message,(CZ) and the message is heard through the word about Christ.(DA) 18 But I ask: Did they not hear? Of course they did:

“Their voice has gone out into all the earth,
    their words to the ends of the world.”[x](DB)

19 Again I ask: Did Israel not understand? First, Moses says,

“I will make you envious(DC) by those who are not a nation;
    I will make you angry by a nation that has no understanding.”[y](DD)

20 And Isaiah boldly says,

“I was found by those who did not seek me;
    I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me.”[z](DE)

21 But concerning Israel he says,

“All day long I have held out my hands
    to a disobedient and obstinate people.”[aa](DF)

The Remnant of Israel

11 I ask then: Did God reject his people? By no means!(DG) I am an Israelite myself, a descendant of Abraham,(DH) from the tribe of Benjamin.(DI) God did not reject his people,(DJ) whom he foreknew.(DK) Don’t you know what Scripture says in the passage about Elijah—how he appealed to God against Israel: “Lord, they have killed your prophets and torn down your altars; I am the only one left, and they are trying to kill me”[ab]?(DL) And what was God’s answer to him? “I have reserved for myself seven thousand who have not bowed the knee to Baal.”[ac](DM) So too, at the present time there is a remnant(DN) chosen by grace.(DO) And if by grace, then it cannot be based on works;(DP) if it were, grace would no longer be grace.

What then? What the people of Israel sought so earnestly they did not obtain.(DQ) The elect among them did, but the others were hardened,(DR) as it is written:

“God gave them a spirit of stupor,
    eyes that could not see
    and ears that could not hear,(DS)
to this very day.”[ad](DT)

And David says:

“May their table become a snare and a trap,
    a stumbling block and a retribution for them.
10 May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see,(DU)
    and their backs be bent forever.”[ae](DV)

Ingrafted Branches

11 Again I ask: Did they stumble so as to fall beyond recovery? Not at all!(DW) Rather, because of their transgression, salvation has come to the Gentiles(DX) to make Israel envious.(DY) 12 But if their transgression means riches for the world, and their loss means riches for the Gentiles,(DZ) how much greater riches will their full inclusion bring!

13 I am talking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch as I am the apostle to the Gentiles,(EA) I take pride in my ministry 14 in the hope that I may somehow arouse my own people to envy(EB) and save(EC) some of them. 15 For if their rejection brought reconciliation(ED) to the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?(EE) 16 If the part of the dough offered as firstfruits(EF) is holy, then the whole batch is holy; if the root is holy, so are the branches.

17 If some of the branches have been broken off,(EG) and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others(EH) and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root, 18 do not consider yourself to be superior to those other branches. If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you.(EI) 19 You will say then, “Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in.” 20 Granted. But they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith.(EJ) Do not be arrogant,(EK) but tremble.(EL) 21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either.

22 Consider therefore the kindness(EM) and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue(EN) in his kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off.(EO) 23 And if they do not persist in unbelief, they will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again.(EP) 24 After all, if you were cut out of an olive tree that is wild by nature, and contrary to nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree,(EQ) how much more readily will these, the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree!

All Israel Will Be Saved

25 I do not want you to be ignorant(ER) of this mystery,(ES) brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited:(ET) Israel has experienced a hardening(EU) in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in,(EV) 26 and in this way[af] all Israel will be saved.(EW) As it is written:

“The deliverer will come from Zion;
    he will turn godlessness away from Jacob.
27 And this is[ag] my covenant with them
    when I take away their sins.”[ah](EX)

28 As far as the gospel is concerned, they are enemies(EY) for your sake; but as far as election is concerned, they are loved on account of the patriarchs,(EZ) 29 for God’s gifts and his call(FA) are irrevocable.(FB) 30 Just as you who were at one time disobedient(FC) to God have now received mercy as a result of their disobedience, 31 so they too have now become disobedient in order that they too may now[ai] receive mercy as a result of God’s mercy to you. 32 For God has bound everyone over to disobedience(FD) so that he may have mercy on them all.


33 Oh, the depth of the riches(FE) of the wisdom and[aj] knowledge of God!(FF)
    How unsearchable his judgments,
    and his paths beyond tracing out!(FG)
34 “Who has known the mind of the Lord?
    Or who has been his counselor?”[ak](FH)
35 “Who has ever given to God,
    that God should repay them?”[al](FI)
36 For from him and through him and for him are all things.(FJ)
    To him be the glory forever! Amen.(FK)

A Living Sacrifice

12 Therefore, I urge you,(FL) brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice,(FM) holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform(FN) to the pattern of this world,(FO) but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.(FP) Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is(FQ)—his good, pleasing(FR) and perfect will.

Humble Service in the Body of Christ

For by the grace given me(FS) I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function,(FT) so in Christ we, though many, form one body,(FU) and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts,(FV) according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying,(FW) then prophesy in accordance with your[am] faith;(FX) if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach;(FY) if it is to encourage, then give encouragement;(FZ) if it is giving, then give generously;(GA) if it is to lead,[an] do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.

Love in Action

Love must be sincere.(GB) Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.(GC) 10 Be devoted to one another in love.(GD) Honor one another above yourselves.(GE) 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor,(GF) serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope,(GG) patient in affliction,(GH) faithful in prayer.(GI) 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need.(GJ) Practice hospitality.(GK)

14 Bless those who persecute you;(GL) bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.(GM) 16 Live in harmony with one another.(GN) Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position.[ao] Do not be conceited.(GO)

17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil.(GP) Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone.(GQ) 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.(GR) 19 Do not take revenge,(GS) my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”[ap](GT) says the Lord. 20 On the contrary:

“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
    if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”[aq](GU)

21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Submission to Governing Authorities

13 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities,(GV) for there is no authority except that which God has established.(GW) The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted,(GX) and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended.(GY) For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.(GZ) Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience.(HA)

This is also why you pay taxes,(HB) for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing. Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes;(HC) if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.

Love Fulfills the Law

Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.(HD) The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,”[ar](HE) and whatever other command there may be, are summed up(HF) in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”[as](HG) 10 Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.(HH)

The Day Is Near

11 And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come(HI) for you to wake up from your slumber,(HJ) because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. 12 The night is nearly over; the day is almost here.(HK) So let us put aside the deeds of darkness(HL) and put on the armor(HM) of light. 13 Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness,(HN) not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy.(HO) 14 Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ,(HP) and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.[at](HQ)

The Weak and the Strong

14 Accept the one whose faith is weak,(HR) without quarreling over disputable matters. One person’s faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables.(HS) The one who eats everything must not treat with contempt(HT) the one who does not, and the one who does not eat everything must not judge(HU) the one who does, for God has accepted them. Who are you to judge someone else’s servant?(HV) To their own master, servants stand or fall. And they will stand, for the Lord is able to make them stand.

One person considers one day more sacred than another;(HW) another considers every day alike. Each of them should be fully convinced in their own mind. Whoever regards one day as special does so to the Lord. Whoever eats meat does so to the Lord, for they give thanks to God;(HX) and whoever abstains does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God. For none of us lives for ourselves alone,(HY) and none of us dies for ourselves alone. If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.(HZ) For this very reason, Christ died and returned to life(IA) so that he might be the Lord of both the dead and the living.(IB)

10 You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister[au]? Or why do you treat them with contempt?(IC) For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat.(ID) 11 It is written:

“‘As surely as I live,’(IE) says the Lord,
‘every knee will bow before me;
    every tongue will acknowledge God.’”[av](IF)

12 So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.(IG)

13 Therefore let us stop passing judgment(IH) on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister.(II) 14 I am convinced, being fully persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean in itself.(IJ) But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for that person it is unclean.(IK) 15 If your brother or sister is distressed because of what you eat, you are no longer acting in love.(IL) Do not by your eating destroy someone for whom Christ died.(IM) 16 Therefore do not let what you know is good be spoken of as evil.(IN) 17 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking,(IO) but of righteousness, peace(IP) and joy in the Holy Spirit,(IQ) 18 because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and receives human approval.(IR)

19 Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace(IS) and to mutual edification.(IT) 20 Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food.(IU) All food is clean,(IV) but it is wrong for a person to eat anything that causes someone else to stumble.(IW) 21 It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything else that will cause your brother or sister to fall.(IX)

22 So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who does not condemn(IY) himself by what he approves. 23 But whoever has doubts(IZ) is condemned if they eat, because their eating is not from faith; and everything that does not come from faith is sin.[aw]

15 We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak(JA) and not to please ourselves. Each of us should please our neighbors for their good,(JB) to build them up.(JC) For even Christ did not please himself(JD) but, as it is written: “The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me.”[ax](JE) For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us,(JF) so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.

May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind(JG) toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify(JH) the God and Father(JI) of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Accept one another,(JJ) then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the Jews[ay](JK) on behalf of God’s truth, so that the promises(JL) made to the patriarchs might be confirmed and, moreover, that the Gentiles(JM) might glorify God(JN) for his mercy. As it is written:

“Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles;
    I will sing the praises of your name.”[az](JO)

10 Again, it says,

“Rejoice, you Gentiles, with his people.”[ba](JP)

11 And again,

“Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles;
    let all the peoples extol him.”[bb](JQ)

12 And again, Isaiah says,

“The Root of Jesse(JR) will spring up,
    one who will arise to rule over the nations;
    in him the Gentiles will hope.”[bc](JS)

13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace(JT) as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.(JU)

Paul the Minister to the Gentiles

14 I myself am convinced, my brothers and sisters, that you yourselves are full of goodness,(JV) filled with knowledge(JW) and competent to instruct one another. 15 Yet I have written you quite boldly on some points to remind you of them again, because of the grace God gave me(JX) 16 to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles.(JY) He gave me the priestly duty of proclaiming the gospel of God,(JZ) so that the Gentiles might become an offering(KA) acceptable to God, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

17 Therefore I glory in Christ Jesus(KB) in my service to God.(KC) 18 I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me in leading the Gentiles(KD) to obey God(KE) by what I have said and done— 19 by the power of signs and wonders,(KF) through the power of the Spirit of God.(KG) So from Jerusalem(KH) all the way around to Illyricum, I have fully proclaimed the gospel of Christ.(KI) 20 It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel(KJ) where Christ was not known, so that I would not be building on someone else’s foundation.(KK) 21 Rather, as it is written:

“Those who were not told about him will see,
    and those who have not heard will understand.”[bd](KL)

22 This is why I have often been hindered from coming to you.(KM)

Paul’s Plan to Visit Rome

23 But now that there is no more place for me to work in these regions, and since I have been longing for many years to visit you,(KN) 24 I plan to do so when I go to Spain.(KO) I hope to see you while passing through and to have you assist(KP) me on my journey there, after I have enjoyed your company for a while. 25 Now, however, I am on my way to Jerusalem(KQ) in the service(KR) of the Lord’s people(KS) there. 26 For Macedonia(KT) and Achaia(KU) were pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the Lord’s people in Jerusalem.(KV) 27 They were pleased to do it, and indeed they owe it to them. For if the Gentiles have shared in the Jews’ spiritual blessings, they owe it to the Jews to share with them their material blessings.(KW) 28 So after I have completed this task and have made sure that they have received this contribution, I will go to Spain(KX) and visit you on the way. 29 I know that when I come to you,(KY) I will come in the full measure of the blessing of Christ.

30 I urge you, brothers and sisters, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit,(KZ) to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me.(LA) 31 Pray that I may be kept safe(LB) from the unbelievers in Judea and that the contribution(LC) I take to Jerusalem may be favorably received by the Lord’s people(LD) there, 32 so that I may come to you(LE) with joy, by God’s will,(LF) and in your company be refreshed.(LG) 33 The God of peace(LH) be with you all. Amen.

Personal Greetings

16 I commend(LI) to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon[be][bf] of the church in Cenchreae.(LJ) I ask you to receive her in the Lord(LK) in a way worthy of his people(LL) and to give her any help she may need from you, for she has been the benefactor of many people, including me.

Greet Priscilla[bg] and Aquila,(LM) my co-workers(LN) in Christ Jesus.(LO) They risked their lives for me. Not only I but all the churches of the Gentiles are grateful to them.

Greet also the church that meets at their house.(LP)

Greet my dear friend Epenetus, who was the first convert(LQ) to Christ in the province of Asia.(LR)

Greet Mary, who worked very hard for you.

Greet Andronicus and Junia, my fellow Jews(LS) who have been in prison with me.(LT) They are outstanding among[bh] the apostles, and they were in Christ(LU) before I was.

Greet Ampliatus, my dear friend in the Lord.

Greet Urbanus, our co-worker in Christ,(LV) and my dear friend Stachys.

10 Greet Apelles, whose fidelity to Christ has stood the test.(LW)

Greet those who belong to the household(LX) of Aristobulus.

11 Greet Herodion, my fellow Jew.(LY)

Greet those in the household(LZ) of Narcissus who are in the Lord.

12 Greet Tryphena and Tryphosa, those women who work hard in the Lord.

Greet my dear friend Persis, another woman who has worked very hard in the Lord.

13 Greet Rufus,(MA) chosen(MB) in the Lord, and his mother, who has been a mother to me, too.

14 Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas and the other brothers and sisters with them.

15 Greet Philologus, Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas and all the Lord’s people(MC) who are with them.(MD)

16 Greet one another with a holy kiss.(ME)

All the churches of Christ send greetings.

17 I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned.(MF) Keep away from them.(MG) 18 For such people are not serving our Lord Christ,(MH) but their own appetites.(MI) By smooth talk and flattery they deceive(MJ) the minds of naive people. 19 Everyone has heard(MK) about your obedience, so I rejoice because of you; but I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil.(ML)

20 The God of peace(MM) will soon crush(MN) Satan(MO) under your feet.

The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.(MP)

21 Timothy,(MQ) my co-worker, sends his greetings to you, as do Lucius,(MR) Jason(MS) and Sosipater, my fellow Jews.(MT)

22 I, Tertius, who wrote down this letter, greet you in the Lord.

23 Gaius,(MU) whose hospitality I and the whole church here enjoy, sends you his greetings.

Erastus,(MV) who is the city’s director of public works, and our brother Quartus send you their greetings. [24] [bi]

25 Now to him who is able(MW) to establish you in accordance with my gospel,(MX) the message I proclaim about Jesus Christ, in keeping with the revelation of the mystery(MY) hidden for long ages past, 26 but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings(MZ) by the command of the eternal God, so that all the Gentiles might come to the obedience that comes from[bj] faith(NA) 27 to the only wise God be glory forever through Jesus Christ! Amen.(NB)


  1. Romans 8:36 Psalm 44:22
  2. Romans 8:38 Or nor heavenly rulers
  3. Romans 9:5 Or Messiah, who is over all. God be forever praised! Or Messiah. God who is over all be forever praised!
  4. Romans 9:7 Gen. 21:12
  5. Romans 9:9 Gen. 18:10,14
  6. Romans 9:12 Gen. 25:23
  7. Romans 9:13 Mal. 1:2,3
  8. Romans 9:15 Exodus 33:19
  9. Romans 9:17 Exodus 9:16
  10. Romans 9:20 Isaiah 29:16; 45:9
  11. Romans 9:25 Hosea 2:23
  12. Romans 9:26 Hosea 1:10
  13. Romans 9:28 Isaiah 10:22,23 (see Septuagint)
  14. Romans 9:29 Isaiah 1:9
  15. Romans 9:33 Isaiah 8:14; 28:16
  16. Romans 10:5 Lev. 18:5
  17. Romans 10:6 Deut. 30:12
  18. Romans 10:7 Deut. 30:13
  19. Romans 10:8 Deut. 30:14
  20. Romans 10:11 Isaiah 28:16 (see Septuagint)
  21. Romans 10:13 Joel 2:32
  22. Romans 10:15 Isaiah 52:7
  23. Romans 10:16 Isaiah 53:1
  24. Romans 10:18 Psalm 19:4
  25. Romans 10:19 Deut. 32:21
  26. Romans 10:20 Isaiah 65:1
  27. Romans 10:21 Isaiah 65:2
  28. Romans 11:3 1 Kings 19:10,14
  29. Romans 11:4 1 Kings 19:18
  30. Romans 11:8 Deut. 29:4; Isaiah 29:10
  31. Romans 11:10 Psalm 69:22,23
  32. Romans 11:26 Or and so
  33. Romans 11:27 Or will be
  34. Romans 11:27 Isaiah 59:20,21; 27:9 (see Septuagint); Jer. 31:33,34
  35. Romans 11:31 Some manuscripts do not have now.
  36. Romans 11:33 Or riches and the wisdom and the
  37. Romans 11:34 Isaiah 40:13
  38. Romans 11:35 Job 41:11
  39. Romans 12:6 Or the
  40. Romans 12:8 Or to provide for others
  41. Romans 12:16 Or willing to do menial work
  42. Romans 12:19 Deut. 32:35
  43. Romans 12:20 Prov. 25:21,22
  44. Romans 13:9 Exodus 20:13-15,17; Deut. 5:17-19,21
  45. Romans 13:9 Lev. 19:18
  46. Romans 13:14 In contexts like this, the Greek word for flesh (sarx) refers to the sinful state of human beings, often presented as a power in opposition to the Spirit.
  47. Romans 14:10 The Greek word for brother or sister (adelphos) refers here to a believer, whether man or woman, as part of God’s family; also in verses 13, 15 and 21.
  48. Romans 14:11 Isaiah 45:23
  49. Romans 14:23 Some manuscripts place 16:25-27 here; others after 15:33.
  50. Romans 15:3 Psalm 69:9
  51. Romans 15:8 Greek circumcision
  52. Romans 15:9 2 Samuel 22:50; Psalm 18:49
  53. Romans 15:10 Deut. 32:43
  54. Romans 15:11 Psalm 117:1
  55. Romans 15:12 Isaiah 11:10 (see Septuagint)
  56. Romans 15:21 Isaiah 52:15 (see Septuagint)
  57. Romans 16:1 Or servant
  58. Romans 16:1 The word deacon refers here to a Christian designated to serve with the overseers/elders of the church in a variety of ways; similarly in Phil. 1:1 and 1 Tim. 3:8,12.
  59. Romans 16:3 Greek Prisca, a variant of Priscilla
  60. Romans 16:7 Or are esteemed by
  61. Romans 16:24 Some manuscripts include here May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with all of you. Amen.
  62. Romans 16:26 Or that is

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