28 And we know that in all things God works for the good(A) of those who love him, who[a] have been called(B) according to his purpose.(C) 29 For those God foreknew(D) he also predestined(E) to be conformed to the image of his Son,(F) that he might be the firstborn(G) among many brothers and sisters. 30 And those he predestined,(H) he also called;(I) those he called, he also justified;(J) those he justified, he also glorified.(K)

More Than Conquerors

31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things?(L) If God is for us,(M) who can be against us?(N) 32 He who did not spare his own Son,(O) 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(P) against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns?(Q) No one. Christ Jesus who died(R)—more than that, who was raised to life(S)—is at the right hand of God(T) and is also interceding for us.(U) 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?(V) Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?(W) 36 As it is written:

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

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

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 8:28 Or that all things work together for good to those who love God, who; or that in all things God works together with those who love him to bring about what is good—with those who
  2. Romans 8:36 Psalm 44:22
  3. Romans 8:38 Or nor heavenly rulers

Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle(A) and set apart(B) for the gospel of God(C) the gospel he promised beforehand(D) through his prophets(E) in the Holy Scriptures(F) regarding his Son, who as to his earthly life[a](G) was a descendant of David,(H) and who through the Spirit of holiness was appointed the Son of God in power[b](I) by his resurrection from the dead:(J) Jesus Christ our Lord.(K) Through him we received grace(L) and apostleship to call all the Gentiles(M) to the obedience that comes from[c] faith(N) for his name’s sake. And you also are among those Gentiles who are called to belong to Jesus Christ.(O)

To all in Rome who are loved by God(P) and called to be his holy people:(Q)

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.(R)

Paul’s Longing to Visit Rome

First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you,(S) because your faith is being reported all over the world.(T) God, whom I serve(U) in my spirit in preaching the gospel of his Son, is my witness(V) how constantly I remember you 10 in my prayers at all times;(W) and I pray that now at last by God’s will(X) the way may be opened for me to come to you.(Y)

11 I long to see you(Z) so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift(AA) to make you strong— 12 that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith. 13 I do not want you to be unaware,(AB) brothers and sisters,[d](AC) that I planned many times to come to you (but have been prevented from doing so until now)(AD) in order that I might have a harvest among you, just as I have had among the other Gentiles.

14 I am obligated(AE) both to Greeks and non-Greeks, both to the wise and the foolish. 15 That is why I am so eager to preach the gospel also to you who are in Rome.(AF)

16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel,(AG) because it is the power of God(AH) that brings salvation to everyone who believes:(AI) first to the Jew,(AJ) then to the Gentile.(AK) 17 For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed(AL)—a righteousness that is by faith(AM) from first to last,[e] just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”[f](AN)

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 1:3 Or who according to the flesh
  2. Romans 1:4 Or was declared with power to be the Son of God
  3. Romans 1:5 Or that is
  4. Romans 1:13 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family; also in 7:1, 4; 8:12, 29; 10:1; 11:25; 12:1; 15:14, 30; 16:14, 17.
  5. Romans 1:17 Or is from faith to faith
  6. Romans 1:17 Hab. 2:4