Longing to Go to Rome

First, (A)I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, (B)because your faith is proclaimed in all the world. (C)For God is my witness, (D)whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, (E)that without ceasing I mention you 10 always in my prayers, asking that somehow (F)by God's will I may now at last succeed in coming to you. 11 For (G)I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you— 12 that is, that we may be mutually encouraged (H)by each other's faith, both yours and mine. 13 I do not want you to be unaware, brothers,[a] that (I)I have often intended to come to you (but (J)thus far have been prevented), in order that I may reap some (K)harvest among you as well as among the rest of the Gentiles. 14 (L)I am under obligation both to Greeks and to (M)barbarians,[b] both to the wise and to the foolish. 15 So I am eager to preach the gospel to you also who are in Rome.

The Righteous Shall Live by Faith

16 For (N)I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is (O)the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew (P)first and also to (Q)the Greek. 17 For in it (R)the righteousness of God is revealed (S)from faith for faith,[c] (T)as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”[d]

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 1:13 Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters
  2. Romans 1:14 That is, non-Greeks
  3. Romans 1:17 Or beginning and ending in faith
  4. Romans 1:17 Or The one who by faith is righteous shall live

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