New Living Translation

Romans 1

Greetings from Paul

1This letter is from Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus, chosen by God to be an apostle and sent out to preach his Good News. God promised this Good News long ago through his prophets in the holy Scriptures. The Good News is about his Son. In his earthly life he was born into King David’s family line, and he was shown to be[a] the Son of God when he was raised from the dead by the power of the Holy Spirit.[b] He is Jesus Christ our Lord. Through Christ, God has given us the privilege[c] and authority as apostles to tell Gentiles everywhere what God has done for them, so that they will believe and obey him, bringing glory to his name.

And you are included among those Gentiles who have been called to belong to Jesus Christ. I am writing to all of you in Rome who are loved by God and are called to be his own holy people.

May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.

God’s Good News

Let me say first that I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith in him is being talked about all over the world. God knows how often I pray for you. Day and night I bring you and your needs in prayer to God, whom I serve with all my heart[d] by spreading the Good News about his Son.

10 One of the things I always pray for is the opportunity, God willing, to come at last to see you. 11 For I long to visit you so I can bring you some spiritual gift that will help you grow strong in the Lord. 12 When we get together, I want to encourage you in your faith, but I also want to be encouraged by yours.

13 I want you to know, dear brothers and sisters,[e] that I planned many times to visit you, but I was prevented until now. I want to work among you and see spiritual fruit, just as I have seen among other Gentiles. 14 For I have a great sense of obligation to people in both the civilized world and the rest of the world,[f] to the educated and uneducated alike. 15 So I am eager to come to you in Rome, too, to preach the Good News.

16 For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes—the Jew first and also the Gentile.[g] 17 This Good News tells us how God makes us right in his sight. This is accomplished from start to finish by faith. As the Scriptures say, “It is through faith that a righteous person has life.”[h]

God’s Anger at Sin

18 But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness.[i] 19 They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them. 20 For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.

21 Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused. 22 Claiming to be wise, they instead became utter fools. 23 And instead of worshiping the glorious, ever-living God, they worshiped idols made to look like mere people and birds and animals and reptiles.

24 So God abandoned them to do whatever shameful things their hearts desired. As a result, they did vile and degrading things with each other’s bodies. 25 They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! Amen. 26 That is why God abandoned them to their shameful desires. Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other. 27 And the men, instead of having normal sexual relations with women, burned with lust for each other. Men did shameful things with other men, and as a result of this sin, they suffered within themselves the penalty they deserved.

28 Since they thought it foolish to acknowledge God, he abandoned them to their foolish thinking and let them do things that should never be done. 29 Their lives became full of every kind of wickedness, sin, greed, hate, envy, murder, quarreling, deception, malicious behavior, and gossip. 30 They are backstabbers, haters of God, insolent, proud, and boastful. They invent new ways of sinning, and they disobey their parents. 31 They refuse to understand, break their promises, are heartless, and have no mercy. 32 They know God’s justice requires that those who do these things deserve to die, yet they do them anyway. Worse yet, they encourage others to do them, too.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:4a Or and was designated.
  2. 1:4b Or by the Spirit of holiness; or in the new realm of the Spirit.
  3. 1:5 Or the grace.
  4. 1:9 Or in my spirit.
  5. 1:13 Greek brothers.
  6. 1:14 Greek to Greeks and barbarians.
  7. 1:16 Greek also the Greek.
  8. 1:17 Or “The righteous will live by faith.” Hab 2:4.
  9. 1:18 Or who, by their wickedness, prevent the truth from being known.

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.