Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

Romu 1

Ọ̀rọ̀ ìkíni Paulu sí àwọn àyànfẹ́

1Paulu, ìránṣẹ́ Jesu Kristi, ẹni tí a ti pè láti jẹ́ aposteli, tí a sì ti yà sọ́tọ̀ láti wàásù ìhìnrere Ọlọ́run, ìhìnrere tí ó ti ṣe ìlérí tẹ́lẹ̀ rí láti ẹnu àwọn wòlíì rẹ̀ nínú ìwé Mímọ́. Ní ti Ọmọ rẹ̀, ẹni tí a bí láti inú irú-ọmọ Dafidi nípa ti ara, ẹni tí a pinnu rẹ̀ láti jẹ́ Ọmọ Ọlọ́run nínú agbára gẹ́gẹ́ bí Ẹ̀mí ìwà mímọ́, nípa àjíǹde kúrò nínú òkú, àní Jesu Kristi Olúwa wa. Láti ọ̀dọ̀ ẹni tí àwa rí oore-ọ̀fẹ́ àti jíjẹ́ aposteli gbà, fún ìgbọ́ràn ìgbàgbọ́ láàrín gbogbo orílẹ̀-èdè, nítorí orúkọ rẹ̀. Ẹ̀yin pẹ̀lú si wa lára àwọn tí a pè sọ́dọ̀ Jesu Kristi.

Sí gbogbo àwọn àyànfẹ́ Ọlọ́run tí ó wà ní Romu tí a ti pè láti jẹ́ ènìyàn mímọ́:

Oore-ọ̀fẹ́ àti àlàáfíà fún yín láti ọ̀dọ̀ Ọlọ́run Baba wa àti láti ọ̀dọ̀ Olúwa wa Jesu Kristi.

Ìfojúsọ́nà Paulu láti bẹ Romu wò

Ní àkọ́kọ́, mo dúpẹ́ lọ́wọ́ Ọlọ́run nípasẹ̀ Jesu Kristi fún gbogbo yín, nítorí a ń ròyìn ìgbàgbọ́ yin káàkiri gbogbo ayé. Ọlọ́run ṣá à ni ẹlẹ́rìí mi, ẹni tí èmí ń fi gbogbo ẹ̀mí mi sìn nínú ìhìnrere Ọmọ rẹ̀, bí ó ti ṣe pé ní àìsimi ni èmí ń rántí yín nígbà gbogbo nínú àdúrà mi 10 nínú àdúrà mi ìgbà gbogbo; mo tún ń gbàdúrà wí pé nípa oore-ọ̀fẹ́ Ọlọ́run kí ọ̀nà ó ṣí fún mi láti wá sọ́dọ̀ yín.

11 Nítorí èmi ń fẹ́ gidigidi láti tọ̀ yín wá, kí èmi lè fún yín ní ẹ̀bùn ẹ̀mí díẹ̀, kí a bá a le sọ yín di alágbára nínú Olúwa, 12 èyí nì ni pé, kí a lè jẹ́ ìwúrí fún ara wa nípa ìgbàgbọ́ ẹnìkọ̀ọ̀kan wa. 13 Mo fẹ́ kí ẹ mọ èyí, ẹ̀yin ará mi, pé mo ti gbìyànjú lọ́pọ̀ ìgbà láti tọ̀ yín wá, (ṣùgbọ́n ìdíwọ́ wà fún mi), kí èmi ki ó lè jèrè ọkàn díẹ̀ láàrín yín, gẹ́gẹ́ bí mo ti ní láàrín àwọn aláìkọlà yòókù.

14 Nítorí mo jẹ́ ajigbèsè sí Giriki àti sí àwọn aláìgbédè tí kì í ṣe Giriki, sí àwọn ọlọ́gbọ́n àti sí àwọn aṣiwèrè. 15 Nítorí ìdí èyí ni mo ṣe ń làkàkà láti wá sí Romu àti láti fi gbogbo agbára mi wàásù ìhìnrere Ọlọ́run sí i yín.

16 Èmi kò tijú ìhìnrere Jesu, nítorí agbára Ọlọ́run ní ín ṣe láti gba gbogbo àwọn tí ó bá gbàgbọ́ là, ọ̀rọ̀ yìí ni a kọ́kọ́ wàásù sí àwọn Júù nìkan, ṣùgbọ́n nísinsin yìí fún àwọn Helleni pẹ̀lú. 17 Nítorí nínú ìhìnrere ni òdodo Ọlọ́run ti farahàn, òdodo Ọlọ́run nípa ìgbàgbọ́ láti ìbẹ̀rẹ̀ dé òpin gẹ́gẹ́ bí a ti kọ ọ́ nínú ìwé Mímọ́ pé, “Olódodo yóò yè nípa ìgbàgbọ́ rẹ̀.”

Ìbínú Ọlọ́run sí orílẹ̀ ayé

18 Ṣùgbọ́n Ọlọ́run fi ìbínú rẹ̀ hàn láti ọ̀run wá sí gbogbo àìwà-bí-Ọlọ́run àti gbogbo àìṣòdodo ènìyàn, àwọn tí ń fi ìwà búburú dènà ìmọ̀ òtítọ́ lọ́dọ̀ ènìyàn. 19 Nítorí pé, nǹkan gbogbo tí a lè mọ nípa Ọlọ́run ni a ti fihàn fún wọn, nítorí Ọlọ́run ti fi í hàn fún wọn. 20 Nítorí pé láti ìgbà dídá ayé, gbogbo ohun àìlèfojúrí rẹ̀: bí agbára ayérayé àti ìwà-bí-Ọlọ́run rẹ̀ ni a rí gbangba tí a sì ń fi òye ohun tí a dá mọ̀ ọ́n kí ènìyàn má ba à wá àwáwí.

21 Lóòótọ́, wọn ní òye nípa Ọlọ́run dáradára, ṣùgbọ́n wọn kò yìn ín lógo bí Ọlọ́run, wọ́n kò sí dúpẹ́ lọ́wọ́ rẹ̀; wọ́n ń ro èrò asán, ọkàn aṣiwèrè wọn sì ṣókùnkùn. 22 Níwọ́n bí ó tilẹ̀ jẹ́ wí pé wọ́n pe ara wọn ní ọlọ́gbọ́n ṣùgbọ́n wọ́n di òmùgọ̀ pátápátá, 23 wọ́n sì yí ògo Ọlọ́run tí kì í díbàjẹ́ sí àwọn àwòrán ère bí i ti ènìyàn tí í díbàjẹ́ àti ti ẹyẹ, àti ti ẹranko ẹlẹ́sẹ̀ mẹ́rin àti ti ẹranko afàyàfà.

24 Nítorí náà Ọlọ́run fà wọ́n lé ìfẹ́kúfẹ̀ẹ́ ọkàn wọn lọ́wọ́ láti máa ṣe ohun ìríra pẹ̀lú ara wọn èyí tí kò tọ́. 25 Wọ́n yí òtítọ́ Ọlọ́run sí èké, wọ́n sì ń foríbalẹ̀ láti máa sin ẹ̀dá dípò ẹlẹ́dàá—ẹni tí ìyìn tọ́ sí láéláé. Àmín.

26 Nítorí èyí yìí ni Ọlọ́run ṣe fi wọ́n fún ìfẹ́kúfẹ̀ẹ́: nítorí àwọn obìnrin wọn tilẹ̀ ń yí ìṣẹ̀dá ìbáṣepọ̀ tí ó tọ̀nà, sí èyí tí kò tọ̀nà. 27 Gẹ́gẹ́ bẹ́ẹ̀ ni àwọn ọkùnrin pẹ̀lú, wọn a máa fi ìbálòpọ̀ obìnrin nípa ti ẹ̀dá sílẹ̀, wọn a máa fẹ́ ìfẹ́kúfẹ̀ẹ́ sí ara wọn, ọkùnrin ń bá ọkùnrin ṣe èyí tí kò yẹ, wọ́n sì ǹ jẹ èrè ìṣìnà wọn nínú ara wọn bí ó ti yẹ sí.

28 Àti gẹ́gẹ́ bí wọ́n ti kọ̀ láti gba Ọlọ́run nínú ìmọ̀ tí ó tọ́, Ọlọ́run fi wọ́n fún iyè ríra láti ṣe ohun tí kò tọ́ fún wọn láti ṣe: 29 Wọ́n kún fún onírúurú àìṣòdodo gbogbo, àgbèrè, ìkà, ojúkòkòrò, àrankàn; wọ́n kún fún ìlara, ìpànìyàn, ìjà, ìtànjẹ, ìwà búburú; wọ́n jẹ́ a fi-ọ̀rọ̀-kẹ́lẹ́-banijẹ́. 30 Asọ̀rọ̀ ẹni lẹ́yìn, akórìíra Ọlọ́run, aláfojúdi, agbéraga, ahalẹ̀, aláròṣe ohun búburú, aṣàìgbọràn sí òbí, 31 aláìníyè nínú, ọ̀dàlẹ̀, aláìnígbàgbọ́, ọ̀dájú, aláìláàánú: 32 Bí ó tilẹ̀ jẹ́ wí pé wọ́n mọ ìlànà Ọlọ́run pé, ẹni tí ó bá ṣe irú nǹkan wọ̀nyí yẹ sí ikú, wọn kò ní inú dídùn sí àwọn nǹkan wọ̀nyí nìkan ṣùgbọ́n wọ́n ní inú dídùn sí àwọn tí ń ṣe wọ́n.

The Message

Romans 1

1I, Paul, am a devoted slave of Jesus Christ on assignment, authorized as an apostle to proclaim God’s words and acts. I write this letter to all the believers in Rome, God’s friends.

2-7 The sacred writings contain preliminary reports by the prophets on God’s Son. His descent from David roots him in history; his unique identity as Son of God was shown by the Spirit when Jesus was raised from the dead, setting him apart as the Messiah, our Master. Through him we received both the generous gift of his life and the urgent task of passing it on to others who receive it by entering into obedient trust in Jesus. You are who you are through this gift and call of Jesus Christ! And I greet you now with all the generosity of God our Father and our Master Jesus, the Messiah.

8-12 I thank God through Jesus for every one of you. That’s first. People everywhere keep telling me about your lives of faith, and every time I hear them, I thank him. And God, whom I so love to worship and serve by spreading the good news of his Son—the Message!—knows that every time I think of you in my prayers, which is practically all the time, I ask him to clear the way for me to come and see you. The longer this waiting goes on, the deeper the ache. I so want to be there to deliver God’s gift in person and watch you grow stronger right before my eyes! But don’t think I’m not expecting to get something out of this, too! You have as much to give me as I do to you.

13-15 Please don’t misinterpret my failure to visit you, friends. You have no idea how many times I’ve made plans for Rome. I’ve been determined to get some personal enjoyment out of God’s work among you, as I have in so many other non-Jewish towns and communities. But something has always come up and prevented it. Everyone I meet—it matters little whether they’re mannered or rude, smart or simple—deepens my sense of interdependence and obligation. And that’s why I can’t wait to get to you in Rome, preaching this wonderful good news of God.

16-17 It’s news I’m most proud to proclaim, this extraordinary Message of God’s powerful plan to rescue everyone who trusts him, starting with Jews and then right on to everyone else! God’s way of putting people right shows up in the acts of faith, confirming what Scripture has said all along: “The person in right standing before God by trusting him really lives.”

Ignoring God Leads to a Downward Spiral

18-23 But God’s angry displeasure erupts as acts of human mistrust and wrongdoing and lying accumulate, as people try to put a shroud over truth. But the basic reality of God is plain enough. Open your eyes and there it is! By taking a long and thoughtful look at what God has created, people have always been able to see what their eyes as such can’t see: eternal power, for instance, and the mystery of his divine being. So nobody has a good excuse. What happened was this: People knew God perfectly well, but when they didn’t treat him like God, refusing to worship him, they trivialized themselves into silliness and confusion so that there was neither sense nor direction left in their lives. They pretended to know it all, but were illiterate regarding life. They traded the glory of God who holds the whole world in his hands for cheap figurines you can buy at any roadside stand.

24-25 So God said, in effect, “If that’s what you want, that’s what you get.” It wasn’t long before they were living in a pigpen, smeared with filth, filthy inside and out. And all this because they traded the true God for a fake god, and worshiped the god they made instead of the God who made them—the God we bless, the God who blesses us. Oh, yes!

26-27 Worse followed. Refusing to know God, they soon didn’t know how to be human either—women didn’t know how to be women, men didn’t know how to be men. Sexually confused, they abused and defiled one another, women with women, men with men—all lust, no love. And then they paid for it, oh, how they paid for it—emptied of God and love, godless and loveless wretches.

28-32 Since they didn’t bother to acknowledge God, God quit bothering them and let them run loose. And then all hell broke loose: rampant evil, grabbing and grasping, vicious backstabbing. They made life hell on earth with their envy, wanton killing, bickering, and cheating. Look at them: mean-spirited, venomous, fork-tongued God-bashers. Bullies, swaggerers, insufferable windbags! They keep inventing new ways of wrecking lives. They ditch their parents when they get in the way. Stupid, slimy, cruel, cold-blooded. And it’s not as if they don’t know better. They know perfectly well they’re spitting in God’s face. And they don’t care—worse, they hand out prizes to those who do the worst things best!