1I, Paul, am writing this letter. I serve Christ Jesus. I have been appointed to be an apostle. God set me apart to tell others his good news. 2He promised the good news long ago. He announced it through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures. 3The good news is about God’s Son. He was born into the family line of King David. 4By the Holy Spirit, he was appointed to be the mighty Son of God. God did this by raising him from the dead. He is Jesus Christ our Lord. 5We received grace because of what Jesus did. He made us apostles to the Gentiles. We must invite all of them to obey God by trusting in Jesus. We do this to bring glory to him. 6You also are among those Gentiles who are appointed to belong to Jesus Christ.
7I am sending this letter to all of you in Rome. You are loved by God and appointed to be his holy people.
May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.
Paul Longs to Visit Rome
8First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you. People all over the world are talking about your faith. 9I serve God with my whole heart. I preach the good news about his Son. God knows that I always remember you 10in my prayers. I pray that now at last it may be God’s plan to open the way for me to visit you.
11I long to see you. I want to make you strong by giving you a gift from the Holy Spirit. 12I want us to encourage one another in the faith we share. 13Brothers and sisters, I want you to know that I planned many times to visit you. But until now I have been kept from coming. My work has produced results among the other Gentiles. In the same way, I want to see results among you.
14I have a duty both to Greeks and to non-Greeks. I have a duty both to wise people and to foolish people. 15So I really want to preach the good news also to you who live in Rome.
16I want to preach it because I’m not ashamed of the good news. It is God’s power to save everyone who believes. It is meant first for the Jews. It is meant also for the Gentiles. 17The good news shows God’s power to make people right with himself. God’s power to be made right with him is given to the person who has faith. It happens by faith from beginning to end. It is written, “The one who is right with God will live by faith.” (Habakkuk 2:4)
God’s Anger Against Sinners
18God shows his anger from heaven. It is against all the godless and evil things people do. They are so evil that they say no to the truth. 19The truth about God is plain to them. God has made it plain. 20Ever since the world was created it has been possible to see the qualities of God that are not seen. I’m talking about his eternal power and about the fact that he is God. Those things can be seen in what he has made. So people have no excuse for what they do.
21They knew God. But they didn’t honor him as God. They didn’t thank him. Their thinking became worthless. Their foolish hearts became dark. 22They claimed to be wise. But they made fools of themselves. 23They would rather have statues of gods than the glorious God who lives forever. Their statues of gods are made to look like people, birds, animals and reptiles.
24So God let them go. He allowed them to do what their sinful hearts wanted to. He let them commit sexual sins. They made one another’s bodies impure by what they did. 25They chose a lie instead of the truth about God. They worshiped and served created things. They didn’t worship the Creator. But he is praised forever. Amen.
26So God let them continue to have their shameful desires. Their women committed sexual acts that were not natural. 27In the same way, the men turned away from their natural love for women. They burned with sexual desire for each other. Men did shameful things with other men. They suffered in their bodies for all the wrong things they did.
28They didn’t think it was important to know God. So God let them continue to have evil thoughts. They did things they shouldn’t do. 29They are full of every kind of sin, evil and ungodliness. They want more than they need. They commit murder. They want what belongs to other people. They fight and cheat. They hate others. They say mean things about other people. 30They tell lies about them. They hate God. They are rude and proud. They brag. They think of new ways to do evil. They don’t obey their parents. 31They do not understand. They can’t be trusted. They are not loving and kind. 32They know that God’s commands are right. They know that those who do evil things should die. But they continue to do those very things. They also approve of others who do them.
1Ñucaca huillagrichun Jesucristo cayashpa mingajpi, paita servij Pablomi cani. Taita Dios cushca alli huillaita huillachun chʼicanyachishcami cani. 2Diosca, cai alli huillaita cachanataca ñaupamanmi, pai ima nishcata huillajcunahuan, pai cushca jucha illaj Quillcachishcacunapi huillachishca. 3Cai alli huillaica, Paipaj Churi, Apunchij Jesucristomantami huillan. Paica aichapica, ñaupa yaya Davidpaj huahua huahuapurami carca. 4Huañushcacunapaj chaupimanta causachishpami, jucha illaj Espirituca Diospaj Churi, tucuita rurai tucuj cashcata ricuchirca. 5Paimantami mana cʼuyaipajta cʼuyaj Diospaj cʼuyaimantapish, alli huillaita huillagrina mingaitapish chasquircanchij. Chaimantami tucui llajtacunapi causajcunamanca paita crishpa caźuchun, cʼuyachun huillacunchij. 6Cancunatapish paicunata shinallatajmi, Jesucristopaj cachun cayashca.
7Romapi causacuj crijcuna, cancunaca Taita Dios cʼuyashpa, Paipajlla cachun agllashcacunami canguichij. Ñucanchij Yaya Diospish, Apunchij Jesucristopish cancunamanca, jatun cʼuyaita, sumaj causaita cushca cachun.
Pabloca Romaman rina yuyaillami cashca
8Cancuna alli crij cajtaca, tucui llajtacunapimi yachancuna. Chaimantami tucuimanta yallica, Jesucristopaj shutipi tucui cancunamanta, ñuca Taita Diostaca pagui nini. 9Ñucaca, Taita Diosta tucui shunguhuan servicushpami, paipaj Churimanta alli huillaitaca huillacuni. Mana shaicushpa cancunamanta Diosta mañaracushcataca, paillataj yachanmari. 10Taita Dios munajpica, cunantajca ima shinapish cancunata ricugringapaj, ‘Pungu pascarishca canman’ nishpa, mañaracunillami.
11Cancuna ashtahuan sinchi crijcuna tucuchunmi, Diospaj Espíritu cushca ima rurai tucunamanta cancunaman yachaj chayachingapaj, ricunaman shamusha nini. 12Ashtahuancarin cancunapish ñucapish chaillatataj crij cashcamantaca, cancunahuan tupashpa caishuj chaishuj yuyachinacushpa cushicungapajmi chashnaca nini. 13Huauqui, panicuna, cancunata ricugrisha yuyacushpapish, tauca cutinmari ima jarcapish tiyajpi, manaraj shamui tucushcani. Cancunapurapipish caishuj mana israelcunapurapi shinallataj, granota tandaj shina, ashtahuan crijcunata mirachingapajmi shamusha nini.
14Griegocunamanpish, shujtajcunamanpish, jatun yachajcunamanpish, mana yachajcunamanpish ñucaca huillanatajmi cani. 15Chaimantami alli huillaitaca, Romapi causaj cancunamanpish huillanaman utca shamusha nini.
16Alli huillaita huillanataca, manataj pingarinichu. Alli huillaica, Tucuita Rurai Tucuj Taita Dios cushcami. Chaimanta, chai shimicunaca israelcunataraj, mana israelcunatapish, maijanpish crijtaca quishpichi tucunmi. 17Cai alli huillaica, crijllapi Taita Dios ima juchachina illajta ruranatami ricuchin. Chaita crishpa causachun nishpami, Dios Quillcachishcapica: «Ima juchachina illajta rurashca runaca, crishcamantami causanga» nicun.
18Diosta mana manchashpa, mana rurana cashcata rurajcunaca, cashcatataj huillashcatapish shujtajcuna ama uyachunmi, paicunaca mana rurana cashcata rurashpa jarcancuna. Chaicunata llaquichinatami, jahua pachamanta ricuchicun. 19Taita Diosmanta imalla yachaipaj cashcataca, quiquin ñahuihuan ricucuncunami. Taita Diosllatajmi chaitaca, paicunaman ricuchishca. 20Mana ricuipaj Diostaca, pai rurashcacunata ricushpami, alli yachai tucuncuna. Huiñaita tucuita rurai tucuj cashcataca, cai pachata rurashca punllamanta ricushpa yuyaita japinallami. Chaimanta paicunaca, mana yachashcanchijchu, mana ni tucuncunachu. 21Taita Diosmanta chashna yachashpapish, pai Taita Diosta sumajyachina cashca shinaca mana sumajyachircacunachu, pagui ninatapish mana nircacunachu. Ashtahuanpish yanga yuyaicunata japishpami, paicunapaj chʼahuan shungucunapish amsa yuyai tucurca. 22‘Alli yachajmi canchij’ nishpami, chʼahuan tucurcacuna. 23Chashna tucushpami, mana huañuj sumaj Taita Diostaca, mana jatunyachircacuna. Ashtahuanpish, huañujlla runacunaman, pajarocunaman, chuscu chaquiyuj animalcunaman, culebracunaman rijchajcunata rurashcatami adorarcacuna.
24Chashna rurajpimi, Taita Diospish paicunapaj shungu munashca shina tucui laya millaita rurashpa, mapapi causachun saquirca. Chaimantami, caishuj chaishuj paicunapaj quiquin aichata pinganayajta rurarcacuna. 25Cashcatataj huillaj Taita Diospaj Shimita saquishpami, llullashcataraj crishpa catircacuna. Chashnami tucuita ruraj Diosta adorashpa, servishpa causanapaj randica, Diosllataj rurashcacunallata adorancuna. Pai Diosca, huiñaita ‘Allimari cangui’ nishcamari, chashna cachun.
26Chashna millaicuna tucujpimi, Taita Diosca, pinganayaj millai munaicunallata rurachun saquirca. Chaimantami huarmicunapish cʼariman cunata saquishpa, paicunapurallataj mana rurana cashca millaita ruranacurcacuna. 27Cʼaricunapish, huarmicunahuan ruranata saquishpami, paicunapurallataj millai munaita caishuj chaishujhuan huañurinacushpa, huarmihuan shina ruranacurcacuna. Cʼaricunapurallataj chashna pinganayaj millaita rurashcamantaca, quiquin aichallapitajmi, apana cashca llaquita apacuncuna.
28Paicunallataj Taita Diosmanta mana uyanachijpimi, yuyai chʼahuanyashpa, mana rurana cashca millaillapi causachun Taita Diospish saquirca. 29Paicunaca, chashna mana rurana cashca millaicunallata rurana munaicunahuan junda cashpami, manaraj caźarashpa chayarincuna, millaillata rurancuna, charishpapish ashtahuan charishun nincuna, pitapish llaquichincuna. Shujtajcunapaj cashcata munancuna, huañuchincuna, cʼaminacuncuna, umancuna, imatapish millaita rurancuna. 30Huashalla parlarincuna, imatapish mana alli nishpa juchachincuna, Taita Diosta pʼiñajcuna, pingai illajcuna, paicunalla pajta tucushcacuna, pitapish yalli cashcata yuyajcuna, Ashtahuan millaita rurangapaj mushuj yuyaicunata surcujcuna, yaya mamatapish mana caźujcunami. 31Imata mana yachaj chʼahuanyashcacunami, imata ari nishpapish pʼaquijllacunami, pitapish mana cʼuyajcunami, pʼiñanacushpapish manataj cungarijcunami, pita mana llaquijcunami. 32Chashnacunaca Taita Dios llaquichina cashcata, huañunataj cashcatapish allimi yachancuna. Chaita yachashpapish chashna millaita ruranataca manataj saquincunachu, shujtajcuna chashna millaillatataj rurajpipish, ‘Allimi’ nishpa cushicujcunami.