Neno: Bibilia Takatifu

Warumi 1

1Kutoka kwa Paulo, mtumwa wa Yesu Kristo na mtume niliyecha guliwa na kuitwa kuhubiri Habari Njema ya Mungu. Habari hii aliiahidi tangu zamani kwa njia ya manabii wake katika Maandiko matakatifu.

Habari hii njema ni kuhusu Mwana wa Mungu ambaye kimwili alizaliwa katika ukoo wa Daudi, na ambaye alidhihiri shwa kuwa Mwana wa Mungu kwa uwezo wa Roho wa utakatifu kwa kufufuliwa kutoka kwa wafu. Yeye ndiye Yesu Kristo Bwana wetu, ambaye kutoka kwake, na kwa ajili yake, tumepokea neema na agizo la kuwaongoza watu wa mataifa yote wasiomjua Mungu, wapate kumwamini na kumtii. Ninyi pia ni miongoni mwa watu walioitwa kuwa wafuasi wa Yesu Kristo.

Basi, nawatakieni ninyi nyote mlioko huko Roma, ambao ni wapendwa wa Mungu mlioitwa muwe watakatifu, neema na amani ito kayo kwa Mungu Baba yetu, na kwa Bwana wetu Yesu Kristo.

Maombi Na Shukrani

Kwanza kabisa, namshukuru Mungu wangu kwa njia ya Yesu Kristo kwa ajili yenu nyote, kwa sababu imani yenu inatangazwa duniani kote. Mungu ninayemtumikia kwa moyo wangu wote ninapo hubiri Habari Njema ya Mwanae, anajua jinsi ninavyowakumbuka siku zote 10 katika sala zangu kila ninapoomba. Namwomba Mungu, akipenda, hatimaye sasa nipate nafasi ya kuja kwenu. 11 Ninata mani sana kuwaona ili niwagawie zawadi ya kiroho ya kuwaima risha, 12 yaani tuimarishane: mimi nitiwe moyo kwa imani yenu na ninyi mtiwe moyo kwa imani yangu.

13 Ndugu zangu, napenda mfahamu kwamba mara nyingi nimeku sudia kuja kwenu, ingawa mpaka sasa nimezuiliwa. Ningependa kupata mavuno ya waamini kati yenu kama nilivyofanikiwa kupata waamini kati ya watu wa mataifa mengine.

14 Ninawajibika kwa watu wote, Wagiriki na wasiokuwa Wagi riki; wenye elimu na wasiokuwa na elimu. 15 Ndio maana ninata mani sana kuhubiri Injili kwenu ninyi pia mlioko Roma.

16 Mimi siionei aibu Injili kwa maanani nguvu ya Mungu inayowaokoa wote wanaoamini: Wayahudi kwanza, na watu wa mataifa mengine pia. 17 Kwa maana Habari hii Njema inaonyesha wazi haki inayotoka kwa Mungu. Haki hii hupatikana kwa imani tangu mwanzo hadi mwisho. Kama ilivyoandikwa: “Wenye haki wataishi kwa imani.”

Ghadhabu Ya Mungu Kwa Wanadamu

18 Ghadhabu ya Mungu imedhihirishwa kutoka mbinguni dhidi ya uasi na uovu wa wanadamu ambao kwa uovu wao wanauficha ukweli usijulikane. 19 Kwa maana yote yanayoweza kujulikana kumhusu Mungu ni dhahiri kwao kwa sababu Mungu mwenyewe ameyaweka wazi. 20 Tangu Mungu alipoumba ulimwengu, asili ya Mungu asiyeonekana kwa macho, yaani uwezo wake wa milele na Uungu wake, umedhihirika wazi wazi kutokana na vitu alivyoviumba. Kwa hiyo watu hawana kisingizio.

21 Ingawa walimjua Mungu, hawakumpa heshima na utukufu anaostahili wala kumshukuru. Badala yake, fikira zao zimekuwa batili na akili zao zilizopumbaa zikatiwa giza. 22 Wakijidai kuwa ni werevu, wakawa wajinga. 23 Wakauacha utukufu wa Mungu aishiye milele wakageukia sanamu zinazofanana na mwanadamu ambaye hufa, na ndege na wanyama na viumbe vitambaavyo.

24 Kwa hiyo, Mungu aliwaacha waendelee kufuata tamaa mbaya za mioyo yao na kutenda matendo ya unajisi nakufanyiana mambo ya aibu katika miili yao. 25 Hii ni kwa sababu walikataa ukweli ku husu Mungu wakaamua kuamini uongo; wakaabudu na kutumikia kiumbe badala ya Muumba ahimidiwaye milele! Amina.

26 Kwa hiyo, Mungu aliwaachia wafuate tamaa zao za aibu. Hata wanawake wao waliacha matumizi ya asili ya maumbile yao wakatumia miili yao isivyokusudiwa. 27 Hali kadhalika wanaume waliacha uhusiano wa asili kati ya waume na wake wakawakiana tamaa wao kwa wao. Wanaume walifanyiana mambo ya aibu, nao waka pata katika miili yao adhabu waliyostahili kama matokeo ya uovu wao.

28 Zaidi ya hayo, kwa sababu walikataa kumtambua Mungu, yeye aliwaacha katika nia zao za upotovu watende mambo yasiyosta hili kutendwa. 29 Wamejawa na udhalimu wa kila namna, uovu, tamaa na ubaya. Wamejawa na husuda, uuaji, fitina, hadaa, nia mbaya. Wao pia ni wasengenyaji, 30 wasingiziaji, wanaomchukia Mu ngu, wajeuri, wenye kiburi na majivuno; wenye hila, wasiotii wazazi wao; 31 niwajinga, wasioamini, wasio na huruma nawaka tili. 32 Ingawa wanafahamu sheria ya Mungu kwamba watu wanaoishi maisha ya namna hii wanastahili mauti, bado wanaendelea kutenda mambo haya na kuwasifu wengine wafanyao kama wao.

New International Version - UK

Romans 1

1Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God – the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures regarding his Son, who as to his earthly life[a] was a descendant of David, and who through the Spirit of holiness was appointed the Son of God in power[b] by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord. Through him we received grace and apostleship to call all the Gentiles to the obedience that comes from[c] faith for his name’s sake. And you also are among those Gentiles who are called to belong to Jesus Christ.

To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be his holy people:

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

Paul’s longing to visit Rome

First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world. God, whom I serve in my spirit in preaching the gospel of his Son, is my witness how constantly I remember you 10 in my prayers at all times; and I pray that now at last by God’s will the way may be opened for me to come to you.

11 I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong – 12 that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith. 13 I do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters,[d] that I planned many times to come to you (but have been prevented from doing so until now) in order that I might have a harvest among you, just as I have had among the other Gentiles.

14 I am a debtor both to Greeks and non-Greeks, both to the wise and the foolish. 15 That is why I am so eager to preach the gospel also to you who are in Rome.

16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. 17 For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed – a righteousness that is by faith from first to last,[e] just as it is written: ‘The righteous will live by faith.’[f]

God’s wrath against sinful humanity

18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.

24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshipped and served created things rather than the Creator – who is for ever praised. Amen.

26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.

28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worth while to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31 they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. 32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practise them.

Notas al pie

  1. Romans 1:3 Or who according to the flesh
  2. Romans 1:4 Or was declared with power to be the Son of God
  3. Romans 1:5 Or that is
  4. Romans 1:13 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family; also in 7:1, 4; 8:12, 29; 10:1; 11:25; 12:1; 15:14, 30; 16:14, 17.
  5. Romans 1:17 Or is from faith to faith
  6. Romans 1:17 Hab. 2:4