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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 obligated 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 worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever 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 worthwhile 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 practice them.

Footnotes

  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

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.