King James Version

Romans 1

1Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,

(Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,)

Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;

And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:

By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:

Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ:

To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.

For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers;

10 Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you.

11 For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;

12 That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.

13 Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles.

14 I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise.

15 So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.

16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

羅馬書 1

問候

1我是基督耶穌的奴僕保羅,蒙召作使徒,奉命傳上帝的福音。 這福音是上帝從前藉著眾先知在聖經中應許的, 講的是上帝的兒子——我們的主耶穌基督的事。從肉身來說,祂是大衛的後裔; 從聖潔的靈來看,祂從死裡復活,用大能顯明自己是上帝的兒子。 我們從祂領受了恩典並成為使徒,要帶領萬民信從祂,使祂的名得榮耀。 你們也是其中蒙召信從耶穌基督的人。 我問候所有住在羅馬、上帝所愛、蒙召做聖徒的人。願我們的父上帝和主耶穌基督賜給你們恩典和平安!

保羅渴望去羅馬

首先,我藉著耶穌基督為各位感謝我的上帝,因為你們的信心正在傳遍天下。 9-10 我在祂兒子的福音事工上全心事奉的上帝可以為我做見證:我如何在禱告中常常想到你們,並求上帝讓我照祂的旨意最終能去你們那裡。 11 因為我實在想見你們,好將一些屬靈的恩賜分給你們,使你們堅固, 12 也可以說是藉著我們彼此的信心互相激勵。

13 弟兄姊妹,我希望你們知道,我曾多次計劃去你們那裡,要在你們中間收穫一些福音的果子,像在其他外族人中一樣,只是至今仍有攔阻。 14 不論是希臘人、非希臘人[a]、智者、愚人,我對他們都有義務。 15 所以,我也切望能將福音傳給你們在羅馬的人。

16 我不以福音為恥,因為這福音是上帝的大能,要拯救一切相信的人,先是猶太人,然後是希臘人。 17 這福音顯明了上帝的義,這義始於信,終於信,正如聖經上說:「義人必靠信心而活。」

人類的罪惡

18 上帝的烈怒從天上降下,要懲罰一切心中無神、行為不義、壓制真理的人。 19 有關上帝的事情,可以讓人類知道的都已經顯而易見,因為上帝已經向人類顯明了。 20 自從創造天地以來,上帝永恆的大能和神性是明明可知的,雖然肉眼看不見,但透過受造之物就可以領悟,因而人類毫無藉口推說不知。 21 他們雖然明知有上帝,卻不把祂當作上帝,既不將榮耀歸給祂,也不感謝祂。他們的思想因此變得荒謬無用,無知的心也變得昏暗不明。 22 他們自以為聰明,其實愚不可及, 23 以必朽的人、飛禽、走獸和爬蟲的形像來取代永恆上帝的榮耀。

24 因此,上帝任憑他們隨從內心的情慾行污穢的事,玷污彼此的身體。 25 他們把上帝的真理當作謊言,祭拜、供奉受造之物,卻不敬拜、事奉造物主。主是永遠值得稱頌的。阿們!

26 因此,上帝任憑他們放縱可恥的情慾。女人放棄正常的兩性關係,做出變態反常的事。 27 男人也背棄了和女人正常的兩性關係,慾火焚燒,同性之間彼此貪戀。男人和男人做出羞恥不堪的事,他們必在自己的身體上遭受應得的報應。

28 既然他們故意不認識上帝,上帝就任憑他們心思敗壞,做不當做的事。 29 他們心裡塞滿了各種不義、邪惡、貪婪、陰險、嫉妒、兇殺、紛爭、詭詐、惡毒;說長道短、 30 背後批評、怨恨上帝、欺侮別人、心驕氣傲、自高自大、自我吹捧、無惡不作、違背父母、 31 愚鈍無知、不守信用、無情無義、毫無憐憫。 32 他們明知,按上帝公義的法則,做這些事的人該死,不但執迷不悟,還喜歡別人跟他們同流合污。

Notas al pie

  1. 1·14 非希臘人」希臘文是「未開化的人」,指在希臘、羅馬文化影響之外的人。