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1 Paul, (A)a servant of Christ Jesus, (B)called to be an apostle, (C)set apart for the gospel of God,2 which (D)he promised beforehand (E)through his prophets in the holy Scriptures,3 concerning his Son, (F)who was descended from David(G)according to the flesh4 and (H)was declared to be the Son of God (I)in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord,5 through whom (J)we have received grace and (K)apostleship (L)to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name (M)among all the nations,6 including you who are (N)called to belong to Jesus Christ,
7 To all those in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints:
(O)Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Longing to Go to Rome
8 First, (P)I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, (Q)because your faith is proclaimed in all the world.9 (R)For God is my witness, (S)whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, (T)that without ceasing I mention you10 always in my prayers, asking that somehow (U)by God's will I may now at last succeed in coming to you.11 For (V)I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you—12 that is, that we may be mutually encouraged (W)by each other's faith, both yours and mine.13 I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, that (X)I have often intended to come to you (but (Y)thus far have been prevented), in order that I may reap some (Z)harvest among you as well as among the rest of the Gentiles.14 (AA)I am under obligation both to Greeks and to (AB)barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish.15 So I am eager to preach the gospel to you also who are in Rome.
The Righteous Shall Live by Faith
16 For (AC)I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is (AD)the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew (AE)first and also to (AF)the Greek.17 For in it (AG)the righteousness of God is revealed (AH)from faith for faith,(AI)as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”
God's Wrath on Unrighteousness
18 For (AJ)the wrath of God (AK)is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.19 For what can be (AL)known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them.20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, (AM)have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they (AN)became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.22 (AO)Claiming to be wise, they became fools,23 and (AP)exchanged the glory of (AQ)the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.
24 Therefore (AR)God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to (AS)the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves,25 because they exchanged the truth about God for (AT)a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, (AU)who is blessed forever! Amen.
26 For this reason (AV)God gave them up to (AW)dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature;27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, (AX)men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.
28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, (AY)God gave them up to (AZ)a debased mind to do (BA)what ought not to be done.29 They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips,30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,31 foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless.32 Though they know (BB)God's righteous decree that those who practice such things (BC)deserve to die, they not only do them but (BD)give approval to those who practice them.
- Romans 1:1 : [Gal. 1:10]
- Romans 1:1 : 1 Cor. 1:1; [1 Cor. 9:1; Heb. 5:4]; See 2 Cor. 1:1
- Romans 1:1 : See Acts 13:2
- Romans 1:2 : Titus 1:2
- Romans 1:2 : ch. 3:21; 16:26; Luke 1:70
- Romans 1:3 : See Matt. 1:1
- Romans 1:3 : Gal. 4:4
- Romans 1:4 : [Acts 13:33]
- Romans 1:4 : 2 Cor. 13:4; Eph. 1:19, 20; Phil. 3:10; [Acts 10:38; 26:23]
- Romans 1:5 : ch. 12:3; 15:15
- Romans 1:5 : See Acts 1:25
- Romans 1:5 : ch. 6:16; 16:26; 1 Pet. 1:2; [ch. 15:18; Acts 6:7]
- Romans 1:5 : See Acts 9:15
- Romans 1:6 : Rev. 17:14; [ch. 8:28, 30]
- Romans 1:7 : 1 Cor. 1:3
- Romans 1:8 : 1 Cor. 1:4; Eph. 1:15, 16; Phil. 1:3; Col. 1:3, 4; [ch. 6:17; Phil. 4:6; 2 Tim. 1:3]
- Romans 1:8 : ch. 16:19; [1 Thess. 1:8]
- Romans 1:9 : Phil. 1:8; 1 Thess. 2:5, 10; [ch. 9:1; 2 Cor. 1:23; 11:10, 31]
- Romans 1:9 : See Acts 24:14
- Romans 1:9 : 2 Tim. 1:3
- Romans 1:10 : ch. 15:32; [1 Thess. 3:10]
- Romans 1:11 : ch. 15:22, 23; [Acts 19:21]
- Romans 1:12 : See 2 Pet. 1:1
- Romans 1:13 : ch. 15:22, 23; [Acts 19:21]
- Romans 1:13 : ch. 15:22; [1 Thess. 2:18]
- Romans 1:13 : Phil. 4:17; [John 4:36]
- Romans 1:14 : 1 Cor. 9:16
- Romans 1:14 : See Acts 28:2
- Romans 1:16 : [Ps. 40:9, 10]; See Mark 8:38
- Romans 1:16 : 1 Cor. 1:18, 24
- Romans 1:16 : ch. 2:9; See Acts 3:26
- Romans 1:16 : [Mark 7:26]; See John 7:35
- Romans 1:17 : ch. 3:21; [2 Cor. 5:21; Phil. 3:9]
- Romans 1:17 : See ch. 9:30
- Romans 1:17 : Gal. 3:11; Heb. 10:38; Cited from Hab. 2:4
- Romans 1:18 : Eph. 5:6; Col. 3:6; [ch. 5:9]
- Romans 1:18 : [ch. 2:5]
- Romans 1:19 : ch. 2:14, 15; Acts 14:17; 17:24-27
- Romans 1:20 : [Ps. 19:1-6; Jer. 5:21, 22]
- Romans 1:21 : 2 Kgs. 17:15; Jer. 2:5; Eph. 4:17, 18
- Romans 1:22 : Jer. 10:14; 1 Cor. 1:20
- Romans 1:23 : Ps. 106:20; Jer. 2:11; [Deut. 4:16-18; Acts 17:29]
- Romans 1:23 : 1 Tim. 1:17
- Romans 1:24 : ver. 26, 28; [Eph. 4:19]
- Romans 1:24 : [1 Thess. 4:4]
- Romans 1:25 : Isa. 28:15; 44:19, 20; Jer. 10:14; Amos 2:4; [2 Thess. 2:11]
- Romans 1:25 : ch. 9:5
- Romans 1:26 : ver. 24, 28
- Romans 1:26 : [Col. 3:5; 1 Thess. 4:5]
- Romans 1:27 : Lev. 18:22; 20:13
- Romans 1:28 : ver. 24, 26
- Romans 1:28 : [Jer. 6:30]
- Romans 1:28 : [Eph. 5:4]
- Romans 1:32 : ch. 2:26; 8:4
- Romans 1:32 : ch. 6:21
- Romans 1:32 : Luke 11:48; Acts 8:1; 22:20; [1 Cor. 13:6; 2 Thess. 2:12]
New International Version
New International Version
1 Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle(A) and set apart(B) for the gospel of God(C)—2 the gospel he promised beforehand(D) through his prophets(E) in the Holy Scriptures(F)3 regarding his Son, who as to his earthly life(G) was a descendant of David,(H)4 and who through the Spirit of holiness was appointed the Son of God in power(I) by his resurrection from the dead:(J) Jesus Christ our Lord.(K)5 Through him we received grace(L) and apostleship to call all the Gentiles(M) to the obedience that comes from faith(N) for his name’s sake.6 And you also are among those Gentiles who are called to belong to Jesus Christ.(O)
7 To all in Rome who are loved by God(P) and called to be his holy people:(Q)
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.(R)
Paul’s Longing to Visit Rome
8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you,(S) because your faith is being reported all over the world.(T)9 God, whom I serve(U) in my spirit in preaching the gospel of his Son, is my witness(V) how constantly I remember you10 in my prayers at all times;(W) and I pray that now at last by God’s will(X) the way may be opened for me to come to you.(Y)
11 I long to see you(Z) so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift(AA) 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,(AB) brothers and sisters,(AC) that I planned many times to come to you (but have been prevented from doing so until now)(AD) in order that I might have a harvest among you, just as I have had among the other Gentiles.
14 I am obligated(AE) 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.(AF)
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel,(AG) because it is the power of God(AH) that brings salvation to everyone who believes:(AI) first to the Jew,(AJ) then to the Gentile.(AK)17 For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed(AL)—a righteousness that is by faith(AM) from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”(AN)
God’s Wrath Against Sinful Humanity
18 The wrath of God(AO) 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.(AP)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,(AQ) so that people are without excuse.(AR)
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.(AS)22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools(AT)23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images(AU) made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.
24 Therefore God gave them over(AV) in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another.(AW)25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie,(AX) and worshiped and served created things(AY) rather than the Creator—who is forever praised.(AZ) Amen.(BA)
26 Because of this, God gave them over(BB) to shameful lusts.(BC) Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones.(BD)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.(BE)
28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over(BF) 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,(BG)30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents;(BH)31 they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love,(BI) no mercy.32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death,(BJ) they not only continue to do these very things but also approve(BK) of those who practice them.
- Romans 1:1 : S 1Co 1:1
- Romans 1:1 : S Ac 9:15
- Romans 1:1 : Ro 15:16; S 2Co 2:12; 11:7; 1Th 2:8, 9; 1Pe 4:17
- Romans 1:2 : S Ac 13:32; Tit 1:2
- Romans 1:2 : Lk 1:70; Ro 3:21
- Romans 1:2 : Gal 3:8
- Romans 1:3 : S Jn 1:14; Ro 9:5
- Romans 1:3 : S Mt 1:1
- Romans 1:4 : S Mt 4:3
- Romans 1:4 : S Ac 2:24
- Romans 1:4 : 1Co 1:2
- Romans 1:5 : 1Ti 1:14
- Romans 1:5 : S Ac 9:15
- Romans 1:5 : Ac 6:7; Ro 16:26
- Romans 1:6 : Jude 1; Rev 17:14
- Romans 1:7 : Ro 8:39; 1Th 1:4
- Romans 1:7 : S Ac 9:13
- Romans 1:7 : 1Co 1:3; Eph 1:2; 1Ti 1:2; Tit 1:4; 1Pe 1:2
- Romans 1:8 : 1Co 1:4; Eph 1:16; 1Th 2:13; 2Th 1:3; 2Ti 1:3
- Romans 1:8 : S Ro 10:18; 16:19
- Romans 1:9 : 2Ti 1:3
- Romans 1:9 : Job 16:19; Jer 42:5; 2Co 1:23; Gal 1:20; Php 1:8; 1Th 2:5, 10
- Romans 1:10 : 1Sa 12:23; S Lk 18:1; S Ac 1:14; Eph 1:16; Php 1:4; Col 1:9; 2Th 1:11; 2Ti 1:3; Phm 4
- Romans 1:10 : S Ac 18:21
- Romans 1:10 : ver 13; Ro 15:32
- Romans 1:11 : Ro 15:23
- Romans 1:11 : 1Co 1:7; 12:1-31
- Romans 1:13 : S Ro 11:25
- Romans 1:13 : S Ro 7:1
- Romans 1:13 : Ro 15:22, 23
- Romans 1:14 : 1Co 9:16
- Romans 1:15 : Ro 15:20
- Romans 1:16 : 2Ti 1:8
- Romans 1:16 : 1Co 1:18
- Romans 1:16 : S Jn 3:15
- Romans 1:16 : Ac 3:26; 13:46
- Romans 1:16 : S Ac 13:46; Ro 2:9, 10
- Romans 1:17 : Ro 3:21; Php 3:9
- Romans 1:17 : S Ro 9:30
- Romans 1:17 : Hab 2:4; Gal 3:11; Heb 10:38
- Romans 1:18 : Jn 3:36; Ro 5:9; Eph 5:6; Col 3:6; 1Th 1:10; Rev 19:15
- Romans 1:19 : Ac 14:17
- Romans 1:20 : Ps 19:1-6
- Romans 1:20 : Ro 2:1
- Romans 1:21 : Ge 8:21; Jer 2:5; 17:9; Eph 4:17, 18
- Romans 1:22 : 1Co 1:20, 27; 3:18, 19
- Romans 1:23 : Dt 4:16, 17; Ps 106:20; Jer 2:11; Ac 17:29
- Romans 1:24 : ver 26, 28; Ps 81:12; Eph 4:19
- Romans 1:24 : 1Pe 4:3
- Romans 1:25 : Isa 44:20
- Romans 1:25 : Jer 10:14; 13:25; 16:19, 20
- Romans 1:25 : Ro 9:5; 2Co 11:31
- Romans 1:25 : S Ro 11:36
- Romans 1:26 : ver 24, 28
- Romans 1:26 : Eph 4:19; 1Th 4:5
- Romans 1:26 : Lev 18:22, 23
- Romans 1:27 : Lev 18:22; 20:13; 1Co 6:18
- Romans 1:28 : ver 24, 26
- Romans 1:29 : 2Co 12:20; 1Ti 5:13; Jas 3:2; 3Jn 10
- Romans 1:30 : 2Ti 3:2
- Romans 1:31 : 2Ti 3:3
- Romans 1:32 : S Ro 6:23
- Romans 1:32 : Ps 50:18; Lk 11:48; Ac 8:1; 22:20
Who Wrote the Book of Romans?
Romans 1:1 identifies the Apostle Paul as the author of the Letter to the Romans. The early church universally accepted Paul’s authorship of this letter. And, according to Everett Harrison, in the NIV Bible Commentary, Volume 2, “From the post-apostolic church to the present, with almost no exception, this letter has been credited to Paul.”
The only issue with authorship concerns the uses of an amanuensis, or secretary, who did the actual writing of the letter. Sometimes an amanuensis would write from a general outline while other times they would take dictation. In Romans 16:21, Tertius is identified as the one who served as the actual writer, or amanuensis, of the letter. Douglas Moo, in “The Epistle to the Romans,” says that it is most likely that Tertius was taking dictation since the style of the writing is so close to that of Galatians and 1 Corinthians.
Context and Background of Romans
In Romans 1:7, 15, Paul identifies the audience of this letter as believers in Rome. Paul writes this letter to Rome, at least in part, as an introduction to them. He had never been in Rome but was hoping to stop there for a while on a future trip to Spain (Romans 15:23-24). According to Bill Mounce, in “The New American Commentary on Romans,” it is likely that he was looking for some support from this church as he ventured further and further to the west.
This letter would appear to have been written at the end of his third missionary journey. In Romans 15:25-29 he tells the Romans that he is one his way to Jerusalem with a gift from the believers in Greece and that once he finishes that he plans on heading to Rome and then Spain. It is commonly accepted, according to Moo, that Paul wrote this letter during the three months he was in Corinth, as recorded in Acts 20:2-3.
Main Theme and Purpose of Romans
It is hard to know definitively what Paul’s purpose was in writing this letter. It likely was a combination of things that prompted its writing. Among these would be his upcoming trip to Spain. He was planning to pass through Rome on the way and seemed hopeful of support while there. And it may well be, as Mounce says, that he was looking for a longer-term relationship with them as he worked in Spain – a relationship like what he had enjoyed with Antioch while working in the eastern part of the empire.
In connection with a possible hope for support, Paul may well have been laying out the gospel he preached. There were many that Paul had contended with over the years who may have been spreading falsehood about him (see Rom. 3:8). So, this letter could have been at least in part to prove his orthodoxy. And, finally, chapters 14 and 15 also point to there being problems within the church that he was hoping to be able to correct.
The theme of Romans has been a topic of debate over the centuries. Some claim it to be justification by faith. Others feel that it primarily concerns union with Christ. And still others see the theme as incorporating Gentiles into God’s people within the continuity of salvation history.
Moo argues that the theme of Romans is the gospel. He also says that “The bulk of Romans focuses on how God has acted in Christ to bring the individual sinner into a new relationship with himself (chaps. 1-4), to provide for that individual’s eternal life in glory (chaps. 5-8), and to transform that individual’s life on earth now (12:1-15:13).”
What Can We Learn from Romans for Today?
While the culture of the first-century Roman world is different than today, what Paul has to say is still extremely relevant. Paul’s focus in Romans is on two aspects of salvation.
The first aspect concerns how we can be in right standing before God. Paul tells us that justification (being declared righteous) is by faith alone, apart from any action on our part (Rom. 3:28); that our faith is to be in Jesus (Rom. 3:26); and when one places their faith in Christ, the righteousness of God is imputed to their account (Rom. 3:21-22). Right standing, or justification, is a gracious gift of God, given to us through faith. It is not something we either earn or deserve.
The second aspect of salvation Paul discusses is frequently called sanctification. It is an ongoing walk with the Holy Spirit. He emphasizes the importance of this in chapter 8. And he provides practical instruction for how to walk with the Spirit in Romans 12:1-15:13.
Our Favorite Verses from Romans
Romans 1:20 – “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.”
Romans 3:21-22a – “But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.”
Romans 4:3 – “What does Scripture say? ‘Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.’”
Romans 6:11 – “In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.”
Romans 8:1 “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus “
Romans 8:28 – “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
Romans 12:1-2 – “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
Romans 13:14 – “Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.”
The Expositor’s Bible Commentary: Everett Harrison. Zondervan, Second Edition. 1995. Print.
The New American Commentary – Romans: Bill Mounce. Holman Reference, Book 27. 1995. Print.
The Epistle to the Romans: Douglas Moo. Eerdmans, Twelfth Impression edition. 1996. Print.
Ed Jarrett is a long-time follower of Jesus and a member of Sylvan Way Baptist Church. He has been a Bible teacher for over 40 years and regularly blogs at A Clay Jar. You can also follow him on Twitter or Facebook. Ed is married, the father of two, and grandfather of three. He is retired and currently enjoys his gardens and backpacking.
Bible Verses From Romans: 25 Scripture Quotes
Romans is a wonderful book of the Bible. Many of you probably have heard of the “Roman Road” before, as you can show people the path to salvation through different verses in Romans. Romans was written by Paul to the Christian churches in Rome. This book is chalk full of wisdom and knowledge. Some passages can be difficult to understand, especially chapter 9 with predestination, but every verse is in the Bible for a reason: God wanted us to read it and dwell upon them all.
May God bless you as you think about these 25 verses from the book of Romans! I have broken them down by chapter.
Romans 1:16“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek (all Gentiles).”
Romans 1:18“For the wrath of God is revealed from Heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.”
Romans was written by Paul to the Christian churches in Rome. This book is chalk full of wisdom and knowledge.
Romans 2:6-7“He will render to each one according to his works: to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, He will give eternal life; but to those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury.”
Romans 3:23-24“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by His grace a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.”
Romans 4:7-8“Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin.”
Romans 5:6 “For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.”
Romans 5:8“But God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Romans 6:1-2, 7“What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? For one who has died has been set free from sin.”
Romans 6:4“We were buried therefore with Him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.”
Romans 6:10-11“For the death He died He died to sin, once for all, but the life He lives He lives to God. So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.”
Romans 6:22-23“But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Romans 7:18-20“For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me.”
Romans 8:1“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”
Romans 8:18“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed in us.”
Romans 8:28“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.”
Romans 8:31 “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”
Romans 8:37“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.”
Romans 8:38-39“For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Romans 10:1 “Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved.”
Romans 10:9 –“Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”
Romans 12:1-2“I appeal to you, therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
Romans 12:9-10“Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.”
Romans 12:21“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”
Romans 13:1“Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.”
Romans 14:11-12“For it is written, ‘As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to God.’ So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.”
Take some time and reflect on these verses and what God wants you to hear Him say to you today. God bless you as you continue to live a life worthy of the calling!
Check out this related reading: Romans Commentary, Summary and Key Verses
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- Paul, 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 human nature was a descendant of David,
- and who through the Spirit  of holiness was declared with power to be the Son of God  by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord.
- Through him and for his name's sake, we received grace and apostleship to call people from among all the Gentiles to the obedience that comes from faith.
- And you also are among those who are called to belong to Jesus Christ.
- To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
- 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 with my whole heart in preaching the gospel of his Son, is my witness how constantly I remember you
- 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.
- I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong--
- that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith.
- I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, 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.
- I am obligated both to Greeks and non-Greeks, both to the wise and the foolish.
- That is why I am so eager to preach the gospel also to you who are at Rome.
- I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.
- For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last,  just as it is written: "The righteous will live by faith." 
- The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness,
- since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them.
- 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 men are without excuse.
- 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.
- Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools
- and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.
- Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another.
- They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator--who is forever praised. Amen.
- Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones.
- In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.
- Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done.
- 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,
- slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents;
- they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless.
- 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.
-  Or who as to his spirit
-  Or was appointed to be the Son of God with power
-  Or is from faith to faith
-  Hab. 2:4
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7 Popular Bible Verses From The Book Of Romans
Here are seven popular and important Bible verses from Paul’s Book of Romans.
Romans 1:16 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.”
Why did Paul just say “I am not ashamed of the gospel?” This was because Paul had just said that he was “eager to preach the gospel to you also who are in Rome” because he wasn’t ashamed of it. It’s nothing to be ashamed of but everything to rejoice about since the gospel itself is the very “power of God” that leads to “salvation to everyone who believes” regardless of national or ethnic origin.
Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
Some people actually believe that they have done enough good to go to heaven on their own merit but salvation cannot be earned any more than a free gift can be (Eph 2:8-9). Paul said in reality “None is righteous, no, not one” and that “no one understands; no one seeks for God [and] All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one” (Rom 3:10-12). Thankfully, the power of God unto salvation is the very gospel of Christ (Rom 1:16).
Romans 5:1 “Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
The “therefore” is there for this reason; in Romans chapter four Paul had just written that Abraham was justified by faith because He believed God and “’it was counted to him’” but this was “not written for his sake alone, but for ours also. It will be counted to us who believe in him who raised from the dead Jesus our Lord” (Rom 4:23-24), therefore; we have been justified by our faith and just like Abraham, it was counted to us as because we believe in Jesus Christ.
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Everyone that works earns wages and in like manner, all of us have earned the death penalty because our sins have cut us off from God (Isaiah 59:2). Thankfully, God offers us eternal life and that is only through Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12). It is a gift that removes our wages of death and freely gives us instead, eternal life.
Romans 8:1 “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”
We who were once under the condemnation of God have had our condemnation lifted if we are found to be in Christ. The phrase “in Christ” appears dozens of times in the New Testament and this means that we are hidden in Christ (Col 3:3) and now, God sees us as having Jesus’ own righteousness (2nd Cor 5:21). Just as the governor of a state might pardon a death row inmate, our God can pardon all who repent and trust in Christ.
Romans 8:28 “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”
This verse doesn’t say that all things will be good or that all things will appear to work out for the best. It says we know that whatever happens, it all works together like pieces of a puzzle, and it fits the picture God intends for it to fit. This is expressly written “for those who love God” and are the children of God.
Romans 8:38-39 “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Paul tried to help the church at Rome put their suffering into perspective; “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us” (Rom 8:18). He used an accounting term (“I consider”) as if to say, “If you add up all of your sufferings and then put them on one side of the scale, you can’t compare it to the weight of the glory that’s coming!” These sufferings might include national and local powers, things to come or things that are present, great heights and deep depths, but none of that will ever “be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
The Book of Romans may be the greatest of all of Paul’s epistles, if not the greatest book in the New Testament. I left out so many great verses like Romans 10:9 which says “if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved” and Romans 10:10-11 “For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame” and “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” (Rom 10:13). That is the very gospel of Jesus Christ and it can be found in the Book of Romans.
Article by Jack Wellman
Jack Wellman is Pastor of the Mulvane Brethren Church in Mulvane Kansas. Jack is also the Senior Writer at What Christians Want To Know whose mission is to equip, encourage, and energize Christians and to address questions about the believer’s daily walk with God and the Bible. You can follow Jack on Google Plus or check out his book Teaching Children the Gospel available on Amazon.