1Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, 2(Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,) 3Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; 4And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead: 5By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name: 6Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ: 7To 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.
8First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world. 9For 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; 10Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you. 11For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established; 12That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me. 13Now 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. 14I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise. 15So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also. 16For 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. 17For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
18For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 19Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. 20For 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: 21Because 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. 22Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
24Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 26For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27And 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. 28And 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; 29Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 32Who 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.
1Nnwoma yi firi me, Paulo, Yesu Kristo ɔsomfoɔ a wɔayi me sɛ ɔsɛnkafoɔ a wɔasoma me sɛ menkɔka Onyankopɔn asɛmpa no nkyɛn. 2Wɔnam Onyankopɔn adiyifoɔ so dii kan hyɛɛ asɛmpa no ho nkɔm wɔ Apam Dada no mu. 3Saa bɔhyɛ yi fa ne Ba Yesu Kristo a ɔyɛ yɛn Awurade a ɔba ma wɔwoo no sɛ akɔkoaa too Ɔhene Dawid abusua mu no ho. 4Na Honhom Kronkron da no adi pefee sɛ Yesu Kristo yɛ Onyankopɔn Ba, ɛfiri sɛ, wɔnyanee no firii awufoɔ mu. 5Ɛnam Kristo so enti na Onyankopɔn maa meyɛɛ ɔsomafoɔ maa Kristo, sɛdeɛ nnipa nyinaa nam gyidie so bɛyɛ ɔsetie ama Onyankopɔn. 6Mo a mowɔ Roma a Onyankopɔn afrɛ mo sɛ mommɛyɛ Kristo akyidifoɔ no nso, moka ho bi.
7Ɛno enti, meretwerɛ mo a mowɔ Roma nyinaa a Onyankopɔn dɔ mo na wafrɛ mo sɛ mommɛyɛ nʼakyidifoɔ no:
Adom ne asomdwoeɛ a ɛfiri yɛn agya Onyankopɔn ne Awurade Yesu Kristo nka mo.
8Ansa na mɛka biribiara no, menam Yesu Kristo so da me Onyankopɔn ase ma mo nyinaa, ɛfiri sɛ mo gyidie a mowɔ no aduru ewiase afanan nyinaa. 9Onyankopɔn a mede mʼakoma nyinaa som no, na menam asɛmpa a menam ne Ba so ka no nim sɛ, deɛ meka no yɛ nokorɛ. Onyankopɔn nim sɛ mekae mo daa. 10Ɛberɛ biara a mebɔ mpaeɛ no, mesrɛ Awurade sɛ ɔmmoa mma mentumi mmɛsra mo seesei ara.
11Ɛfiri sɛ, mepere mehwehwɛ sɛ, mɛhunu mo na maboa mo ama moanya Onyankopɔn honhom mu nhyira na ahyɛ mo den. 12Deɛ mekyerɛ ne sɛ, me ne mo nyinaa bɛnya honhom mu ahoɔden ɛberɛ korɔ mu a yɛde bɛhyɛ yɛn ho yɛn ho gyidie mu den. 13Me nuanom, monkae sɛ ɛberɛ biara a mɛyɛ mʼadwene sɛ merebɛsra mo no, na biribi abɛbɔ mu. Mepɛ sɛ mesakra nnipa adwene wɔ mo mu sɛdeɛ mayɛ wɔ amanamanmufoɔ mu no.
14Mo ne obiara, wɔn a wɔn ani ate ne wɔn a wɔn ani nteeɛ, wɔn a wɔasua adeɛ ne wɔn a wɔnsuaa adeɛ nyinaa ho asɛm yɛ mʼasodie. 15Ɛno enti, mede mʼahoɔden a mewɔ nyinaa aboa me ho sɛ mɛba mo nkyɛn wɔ Roma abɛka Onyankopɔn asɛmpa no akyerɛ mo.
16Mʼani nwu Asɛmpa no ho, ɛfiri sɛ ɛyɛ Onyankopɔn tumi a ɔnam so gye wɔn a wɔwɔ gyidie nyinaa nkwa; Yudafoɔ kane ɛnna amanamanmufoɔ no nso. 17Asɛmpa no kyerɛ yɛn sɛdeɛ Onyankopɔn ma yɛyɛ ateneneefoɔ, na ɛnam gyidie so na wama yɛayɛ saa. Sɛdeɛ Atwerɛsɛm no ka no, ɔteneneeni firi gyidie mu bɛnya nkwa.
18Onyankopɔn da nʼabufuo adi firi ɔsoro de tia nnebɔneyɛfoɔ nyinaa ne nnipa a wɔde nokorɛ no hinta afoforɔ no. 19Ɛfiri sɛ Onyankopɔn ada ne nokwasɛm no adi wɔ wɔn mu, na ɔde ne ho nimdeɛ ahyɛ wɔn akoma mu. 20Ɛfiri ɛberɛ a Onyankopɔn bɔɔ ewiase no, ne tumi a ɛwɔ hɔ daa no ne ne nyamesu no ada adi. Nnipa nam Onyankopɔn abɔdeɛ so tumi hunu saa nneɛma yi, enti wɔnni anoyie biara.
21Wɔnim Onyankopɔn, nanso wɔmfa ne anidie a ɛfata no no mma no na wɔnna no ase nso. Ayɛ saa ma wɔn adwene mu nnɔ na esum aduru mu. 22Wɔka sɛ wɔyɛ anyansafoɔ nanso wɔyɛ nkwaseafoɔ. 23Ɛsɛ sɛ wɔsom Onyankopɔn onimuonyamfoɔ a ɔte hɔ daa no, wɔfaa nnua ne aboɔ yɛɛ ahoni te sɛ nnomaa, mmoadoma, awɔ ne nnipa somm wɔn.
24Ɛno enti, Onyankopɔn gyaa wɔn maa afideɛ a ɛfiri wɔn akoma mu, ɛno enti, wɔne wɔn ho wɔn ho yɛɛ aniwudeɛ nso. 25Wɔde Onyankopɔn ho nokwasɛm no sesaa atorɔsɛm na wɔsomm abɔdeɛ sene Ɔbɔadeɛ a daa wɔkamfo no no. Amen.
26Esiane saa enti, Onyankopɔn gyaa wɔn maa honam mu akɔnnɔ a ɛyɛ aniwudeɛ. Na mpo wɔn mmaa fa wɔn yɔnkonom mmaa. 27Saa ara nso na na mmarima ne mmaa nna, na mmom, bɔne akɔnnɔ hyɛɛ wɔn maa wɔne wɔn ho wɔn ho daeɛ nam so nyaa akatua a ɛsɛ wɔn.
28Esiane sɛ nnipa poo Onyankopɔn ho nokorɛ no enti, wɔfaa wɔn adwemmɔne so yɛɛ nneɛma a ɛnsɛ sɛ wɔyɛ mmom. 29Amumuyɛ ahodoɔ nyinaa, bɔne, anibereɛ ne nnebɔne hyɛɛ wɔn ma. Nitan, awudie, akasakasa, nsisie ne ɔbra bɔne nso ka ho. Wɔdii nsekuro, 30kaa nsɛm a ɛmfata faa afoforɔ ho; wɔkyirii Onyankopɔn; wɔyɛɛ atutupɛ, ahantan ne ahomasoɔ. Na daa wɔdwene sɛ wɔbɛyɛ bɔne. Wɔantie wɔn awofoɔ asɛm. 31Na wɔnni suban; na wɔnni wɔn bɔhyɛ so; na wɔnni ayamyɛ ne ahummɔborɔ ma afoforɔ. 32Na wɔnim sɛ Onyankopɔn mmara kyerɛ sɛ nnipa a wɔtena ase saa kwan so no sɛ owuo. Nanso wɔnko ara anyɛ saa afideɛ no, na mmom, wɔpenee afoforɔ a wɔyɛɛ saa bɔne korɔ no ara bi no so.