1:1 Paul, a servant of Yahushua the Messiah, called to be an apostle, separated unto the glad tidings of YHWH,
1:2 (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the set-apart scriptures,)
1:3 Concerning his Son Yahushua the Messiah our Saviour, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;
1:4 And declared to be the Son of YHWH with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:
1:5 By whom we have received favour and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:
1:6 Among whom are ye also the called of Yahushua the Messiah:
1:7 To all that be in Rome, beloved of YHWH, called to be saints: favour to you and peace from YHWH our Father, and the Master Yahushua the Messiah.
1:8 First, I thank my Elohim through Yahushua the Messiah for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.
1:9 For YHWH is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the glad tidings of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers;
1:10 Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of YHWH to come unto you.
1:11 For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;
1:12 That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.
1:13 Now 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.
1:14 I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise.
1:15 So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the glad tidings to you that are at Rome also.
1:16 For I am not ashamed of the glad tidings of the Messiah: for it is the power of YHWH unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
1:17 For therein is the righteousness of YHWH revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
1:18 For the wrath of YHWH is revealed from heaven against all wickedness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
1:19 Because that which may be known of YHWH is manifest in them; for YHWH hath shewed it unto them.
1:20 For 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 supernal nature; so that they are without excuse:
1:21 Because that, when they knew YHWH, they glorified him not as Elohim, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
1:23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible Elohim into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
1:24 Wherefore YHWH also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
1:25 Who changed the truth of YHWH into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. .
1:26 For this cause YHWH gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
1:27 And 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.
1:28 And even as they did not like to retain YHWH in their knowledge, YHWH gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
1:30 Backbiters, haters of YHWH, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
1:31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
1:32 Who knowing the judgment of YHWH, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.