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          DASV: Romans 1    

1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle,
set apart for the gospel of God,
2 which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy
3 concerning his Son, who was born a descendant of David
according to the flesh,
4 who was declared to be the Son of God with power, according
to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead,
Jesus Christ our Lord.
5 Through him we have received grace and apostleship, to
bring about the obedience of faith among all the Gentiles,
for his name's sake.
6 You also are among those who are called to be Jesus Christ's.

7 To all those in Rome, loved by God, called to be holy:
    Grace to you and peace from God our Father
       and the Lord Jesus Christ.

8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you,
because your faith is proclaimed throughout the whole world.
9 For God is my witness, whom I serve in my spirit by announcing
the good news of his Son, how unceasingly I make mention
of you in my prayers,
10 requesting if there is any way now at last, by the will of God,
I may be successful in coming to you.
11 For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual
gift, so that you may be strengthened,
12 that is, so that we may be mutually encouraged by each other's
faith, both yours and mine.
13 I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, that often I intended
to come to you (but was prevented until now), that I might have
some fruit among you also, just as among the rest of the Gentiles.
14 I am debtor both to the Greeks and to the barbarians, both to
the wise and to the foolish.
15 So, I am eager to preach the gospel to you also who are in Rome.
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of
God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first
and also to the Greek.
17 For in it a righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith,
as it is written, "The righteous will live by faith."

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all
ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the
truth by their unrighteousness,
19 because what can be known about God is clear to them; for God
has shown it to them.
20 For since the creation of the world, his invisible attributes
are clearly seen, even his everlasting power and divinity,
being seen through the things that are made. So they are
without excuse.
21 For even though they knew God, they did not glorify him as
God, or give thanks to him; but became futile in their thinking,
and their foolish hearts were darkened.
22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools,
23 and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for images
resembling corruptible man, birds, four-footed animals and
creeping things.
24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to
impurity, to dishonor their own bodies among themselves.
25 They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshipped
and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed
forever. Amen.
26 For this reason God gave them up to shameful passions. For
even their women exchanged the natural sexual relations for
that which unnatural.
27 Similarly, the men also leaving the natural relations with
women, burned in their lust toward each other, men with men
committing shameless acts, and receiving in themselves the
appropriate penalty for their error.
28 Since they refused to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a
debased mind, to do those things that should never be done.
29 They are filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness,
covetousness, malice; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit,
maliciousness. They are gossips,
30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful,
inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,
31 foolish, untrustworthy, heartless, having no mercy.
32 Although they know the righteous decree of God, that those
who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do
them but also give approval to those who practice them.

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