1Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God – 2the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures 3regarding his Son, who as to his earthly life1:3 Or who according to the flesh was a descendant of David, 4and who through the Spirit of holiness was appointed the Son of God in power1:4 Or was declared with power to be the Son of God by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord. 5Through him we received grace and apostleship to call all the Gentiles to the obedience that comes from1:5 Or that is faith for his name’s sake. 6And you also are among those Gentiles who are called to belong to Jesus Christ.
7To 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
8First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world. 9God, whom I serve in my spirit in preaching the gospel of his Son, is my witness how constantly I remember you 10in 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.
11I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong – 12that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith. 13I do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters,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. 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.
14I am a debtor both to Greeks and non-Greeks, both to the wise and the foolish. 15That is why I am so eager to preach the gospel also to you who are in Rome.
16For 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. 17For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed – a righteousness that is by faith from first to last,1:17 Or is from faith to faith just as it is written: ‘The righteous will live by faith.’1:17 Hab. 2:4
God’s wrath against sinful humanity
18The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20For 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.
21For 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. 22Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.
24Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshipped and served created things rather than the Creator – who is for ever praised. Amen.
26Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27In 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.
28Furthermore, 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. 29They 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, 30slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. 32Although 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.
11:1 Atũm 9:15; 1Akor 1:1; Arom 15:6Nĩ niĩ Paũlũ, ndungata ya Kristũ Jesũ, o niĩ njĩtĩĩtwo nduĩke mũtũmwo, na ngaamũrwo hunjagie Ũhoro-ũrĩa-Mwega wa Ngai, 21:2 Agal 3:6; Luk 1:70o Ũhoro-ũrĩa-Mwega eeranĩire o mbere na tũnua twa anabii ake thĩinĩ wa Maandĩko marĩa Matheru, 31:3 Joh 1:14; Math 1:1ũrĩa ũkoniĩ Mũrũwe, ũrĩa ta mũndũ warĩ wa rũciaro rwa Daudi. 41:4 Math 4:3; 1Akor 1:2Na rĩrĩ, Roho wa ũtheru nĩonanirie na ũhoti atĩ Jesũ Kristũ nĩ Mũrũ wa Ngai tondũ wa ũrĩa aariũkire akiuma kũrĩ arĩa akuũ: o we Jesũ Kristũ Mwathani witũ. 51:5 Atũm 9:15; Atũm 6:7kũgerera we Ngai nĩatũheete wega wake, na agatũhe ũhoti ta atũmwo nĩguo twĩre andũ-a-Ndũrĩrĩ ciothe kũndũ guothe ũrĩa Ngai amekĩire, nĩguo mamwĩtĩkie na mamwathĩkĩre, nĩguo matũme rĩĩtwa rĩake rĩgoocagwo. 6O na inyuĩ mũrĩ amwe a acio metĩtwo matuĩke a Jesũ Kristũ.
71:7 1Akor 1:3; 1Athe 1:4Ndĩramwandĩkĩra marũa maya inyuothe arĩa mũrĩ kũu Roma, o inyuĩ mwendetwo nĩ Ngai, na mũgetwo mũtuĩke andũ aamũre:
Wega na thayũ kuuma kũrĩ Ngai Ithe witũ, na kuuma kũrĩ Mwathani Jesũ Kristũ, iroikara na inyuĩ.
Paũlũ Kwĩrirĩria Gũceera Roma
81:8 1Akor 1:14; Aef 1:16; Arom 10:18O mbere nĩngũcookeria Ngai wakwa ngaatho thĩinĩ wa Jesũ Kristũ nĩ ũndũ wanyu inyuothe, tondũ ũhoro wa wĩtĩkio wanyu nĩũmenyithanĩtio thĩ yothe. 91:9 2Tim 1:3; Joh 16:19Ngai, ũrĩa niĩ ndungatagĩra na ngoro yakwa yothe na ũndũ wa kũhunjia Ũhoro-ũrĩa-Mwega wa Mũrũwe-rĩ, nĩwe mũira wakwa wa ũrĩa ndũũraga ndĩmũririkanaga 101:10 Arom 15:22mahooya-inĩ makwa hĩndĩ ciothe; na nĩndĩrahooya atĩ rĩu nĩ ũndũ wa kwenda kwa Ngai no hingũrĩrwo njĩra nĩguo njũke kũrĩ inyuĩ.
111:11 1Akor 1:7Nĩndĩrerirĩria mũno tuonane na inyuĩ nĩgeetha ndĩmũgaĩre iheo cia kĩĩroho nĩguo muongererwo hinya, 12ũguo nĩ kuuga atĩ inyuĩ na niĩ tũgĩe na ũhoro wa kũũmanĩrĩria, o mũndũ omĩrĩrie mũndũ ũrĩa ũngĩ na wĩtĩkio wake. 131:13 Arom 11:25; Arom 7:1; 2Tim 1:8Ariũ na aarĩ a Ithe witũ, ndikwenda mwage kũmenya atĩ nĩ mahinda maingĩ ndanabanga kũmũceerera (no ndanagirĩrĩrio gwĩka ũguo nginya rĩu) nĩgeetha ngĩe na maciaro thĩinĩ wanyu, o ta ũrĩa ngĩĩte na maciaro thĩinĩ wa andũ-a-Ndũrĩrĩ iria ingĩ.
14Niĩ haana ta ndĩ na thiirĩ na Ayunani o na arĩa matarĩ Ayunani,1:14 Ayunani maarĩ andũ-a-Ndũrĩrĩ arĩa maaragia rũthiomi rwa Kĩyunani kana arĩa maarũmagĩrĩra mũtũũrĩre wa Ayunani. ningĩ ngagĩa na thiirĩ wa andũ arĩa oogĩ o na arĩa matarĩ oogĩ. 151:15 Arom 15:20Nĩ ũndũ ũcio nĩkĩo ndĩriragĩria mũno kũhunjia Ũhoro-ũrĩa-Mwega o na kũrĩ inyuĩ arĩa mũtũũraga Roma.
161:16 1Akor 1:18Niĩ ndingĩconokera Ũhoro-ũrĩa-Mwega, tondũ nĩguo hinya wa Ngai wa gũtũma mũndũ o wothe ũrĩa ũwĩtĩkĩtie ahonoke: O mbere Ayahudi, na thuutha wao nĩ andũ-a-Ndũrĩrĩ. 171:17 Arom 3:21; Agal 3:11Nĩgũkorwo thĩinĩ wa Ũhoro-ũrĩa-Mwega, ũthingu ũrĩa uumĩte kũrĩ Ngai nĩũguũrĩtio, na nĩguo ũthingu ũrĩa wonekaga na ũndũ wa gwĩtĩkia kuuma o kĩambĩrĩria nginya kĩrĩkĩro, o ta ũrĩa kwandĩkĩtwo atĩrĩ: “Mũndũ ũrĩa mũthingu arĩtũũraga muoyo nĩ ũndũ wa gwĩtĩkia.”
Mangʼũrĩ ma Ngai harĩ Kĩrĩndĩ
181:18 Aef 5:6; Kũg 19:5Mangʼũrĩ ma Ngai nĩmaguũrĩtio kuuma igũrũ mokĩrĩre ũhoro wothe wa andũ kũregana na Ngai, na waganu wa andũ arĩa magiragĩrĩria ũhoro-ũrĩa-wa-ma na ũndũ wa waganu wao, 191:19 Atũm 14:17nĩgũkorwo maũndũ ma Ngai marĩa mangĩmenyeka nĩo matiagĩte kũmenyeka nĩo, tondũ Ngai nĩwe wamamenyithirie. 201:20 Thab 19:1-6; Arom 2:1Nĩgũkorwo kuuma rĩrĩa thĩ yombirwo, maũndũ ma Ngai marĩa matonekaga, na nĩmo hinya wake wa tene na tene, o na ũngai wake, nĩmarĩkĩtie kuoneka o wega, na makamenyeka nĩ ũndũ wa indo iria ciombirwo, nĩgeetha andũ matikagĩe na kĩĩgwatio.
211:21 Jer 2:5; Aef 4:17, 18Tondũ o na harĩa maamenyete Ngai, matiigana kũmũgooca taarĩ Ngai, kana makĩmũcookeria ngaatho, no meciiria mao maatuĩkire ma tũhũ, nacio ngoro ciao ngĩĩgu ikĩgĩa nduma. 221:22 1Akor 1:20Na o rĩrĩa moigaga atĩ o nĩ oogĩ-rĩ, noguo maatuĩkire irimũ, 231:23 Thab 106:20; Jer 2:11nao magĩkũũrania riiri wa Ngai ũrĩa mũtũũra muoyo na mĩhianano ĩthondeketwo ĩkahaana ta andũ arĩa makuuaga, na nyoni, na nyamũ cia magũrũ mana, o na nyamũ iria itaambaga thĩ.
241:24 Aef 4:19; 1Pet 4:3Nĩ ũndũ ũcio Ngai akĩmarekereria marũmagĩrĩre merirĩria mao mooru marĩa ngoro ciao cieriragĩria, o na mekage maũndũ ma ũmaraya ma kwagithia mĩĩrĩ yao gĩtĩĩo, mũndũ na ũrĩa ũngĩ. 251:25 Isa 44:20; Jer 10:14Nĩmakũũranirie ũhoro-ũrĩa-wa-ma wa Ngai na maheeni, makĩhooya na magĩtungatĩra indo iria ciombirwo handũ ha gũtungatĩra Mũciũmbi, o ũcio wa kũgoocagwo nginya tene. Ameni.
261:26 Alaw 18:22, 23; Aef 4:19Tondũ wa ũguo-rĩ, Ngai nĩamarekereirie marũmagĩrĩre merirĩria mao mooru ma maũndũ ma thoni. O na andũ-a-nja ao nĩmakũũranirie mũtugo wao ũrĩa wa ndũire na ũrĩa ũtarĩ wa ndũire. 271:27 Alaw 18:22; 1Akor 6:18O nao arũme o ũndũ ũmwe nĩmatiganĩirie mũtugo wao ũrĩa wa ndũire na andũ-a-nja, magaakanagwo nĩ merirĩria mooru ma kwĩriranĩria o ene. Arũme magĩĩka ciĩko cia ũra-thoni na arũme arĩa angĩ, nao nĩmegwatĩire thĩinĩ wa mĩĩrĩ yao ene iherithia rĩrĩa rĩmagĩrĩire nĩ ũndũ wa waganu ũcio wao.
281:28 Arom 1:24; 1Tim 3:3Na makĩria ma ũguo-rĩ, tondũ mationire bata wa gũtũũra mamenyete Ngai, nake akĩmarekereria magĩe na meciiria ma ũmaramari, mekage maũndũ marĩa mataagĩrĩirwo nĩ gwĩkwo. 291:29 2Akor 12:20Nao makĩiyũrwo nĩ waganu wa mĩthemba yothe, ũũru, na ũkoroku, na meciiria ma ũmaramari. Makaiyũrwo nĩ ũiru, na ũragani, na ngũĩ, na maheeni, na rũmena. Magatuĩka andũ a mũhuhu, 301:30 2Tim 3:2na acambania, na athũũri Ngai, na aciinũrani, na egaathi, na etĩĩi, mathugundaga njĩra cia gwĩka ũũru, na andũ matangĩathĩkĩra aciari ao; 311:31 2Tim 3:3nao ti akuũku wega, na matitĩĩaga ũhoro ũrĩa mũrĩĩkanĩre, na nĩ ooru mũno, na matirĩ tha. 321:32 Arom 6:23; Thab 50:18Na o na gwatuĩka nĩmooĩ watho wa ũthingu wa Ngai atĩ andũ arĩa mekaga maũndũ ta macio maagĩrĩirwo nĩ gũkua, to gũthiĩ mathiiaga na mbere na gwĩka maũndũ macio tu, no nĩmetĩkanagia na andũ arĩa mekaga maũndũ macio.