16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel,(A) because it is the power of God(B) that brings salvation to everyone who believes:(C) first to the Jew,(D) then to the Gentile.(E) 17 For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed(F)—a righteousness that is by faith(G) from first to last,[a] just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”[b](H)

God’s Wrath Against Sinful Humanity

18 The wrath of God(I) is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness,

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  1. Romans 1:17 Or is from faith to faith
  2. Romans 1:17 Hab. 2:4

Or do you show contempt for the riches(A) of his kindness,(B) forbearance(C) and patience,(D) not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?(E)

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23 for all have sinned(A) and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and all are justified(B) freely by his grace(C) through the redemption(D) that came by Christ Jesus. 25 God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement,[a](E) through the shedding of his blood(F)—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished(G)

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  1. Romans 3:25 The Greek for sacrifice of atonement refers to the atonement cover on the ark of the covenant (see Lev. 16:15,16).

What does Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”[a](A)

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  1. Romans 4:3 Gen. 15:6; also in verse 22