The Gospel Exalted
1 Paul, a bond-servant of Christ Jesus, 1acalled as an apostle, bset apart for cthe gospel of God,
2 which He apromised beforehand through His bprophets in the holy Scriptures,
3 concerning His Son, who was born aof a 1descendant of David baccording to the flesh,
4 who was declared athe Son of God with power 1by the resurrection from the dead, according to the 2Spirit of holiness, Jesus Christ our Lord,
5 through whom we have received grace and aapostleship 1to bring about the bobedience of faith among call the Gentiles for His name’s sake,
6 among whom you also are the acalled of Jesus Christ;
7 to all who are abeloved of God in Rome, called as 1bsaints: cGrace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
8 First, aI thank my God through Jesus Christ 1for you all, because byour faith is being proclaimed throughout the whole world.
9 For aGod, whom I bserve in my spirit in the preaching of the gospel of His Son, is my witness as to how unceasingly cI make mention of you,
10 always in my prayers making request, if perhaps now at last by athe will of God I may succeed in coming to you.
11 For aI long to see you so that I may impart some spiritual gift to you, that you may be 1established;
12 that is, that I may be encouraged together with you while among you, each of us by the other’s faith, both yours and mine.
13 aI do not want you to be unaware, bbrethren, that often I chave planned to come to you (and have been prevented so far) so that I may obtain some dfruit among you also, even as among the rest of the Gentiles.
14 aI am 1under obligation both to Greeks and to bbarbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish.
15 So, for my part, I am eager to apreach the gospel to you also who are in Rome.
16 For I am not aashamed of the gospel, for bit is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the cJew first and also to dthe Greek.
17 For in it athe righteousness of God is revealed 1from faith to faith; as it is written, “2bBut the righteous man shall live by faith.”