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Romans Chapter 1

Romans 1:1 (AMP)

1 From Paul, a bond servant of Jesus Christ (the Messiah) called to be an apostle, (a special messenger) set apart to [preach] the Gospel (good news) of and from God,

Romans 1:2 (NASB)

2 which He promised beforehand through His prophets in the holy Scriptures,

Romans 1:3 (NASB)

3 concerning His Son, who was born of a descendant of David according to the flesh,

Romans 1:4 (CJB)

4 he was powerfully demonstrated to be Son of God spiritually, set apart by his having been resurrected from the dead; he is Yeshua the Messiah, our Lord.

Romans 1:5 (NIV)

5 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.

Romans 1:6 (NKJV)

6 among whom you also are the called of Jesus Christ;

Romans 1:7 (NLT2)

7 I am writing to all of you in Rome who are loved by God and are called to be his own holy people. May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.

Romans 1:8 (NIV)

8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world.

Romans 1:9 (NASB)

9 For God, whom I serve in my spirit in the preaching of the gospel of His Son, is my witness as to how unceasingly I make mention of you,

Romans 1:10 (CJB)

10 in my prayers; and I always pray that somehow, now or in the future, I might, by God’s will, succeed in coming to visit you.

Romans 1:11 (AMP)

11 For I am yearning to see you, that I may impart and share with you some spiritual gift to strengthen and establish you;

Romans 1:12 (NIV)

12 that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.

Romans 1:13 (NIV)

13 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.

Romans 1:14 (CJB)

14 I owe a debt to both civilized Greeks and uncivilized people, to both the educated and the ignorant;

Romans 1:15 (NIV)

15 That is why I am so eager to preach the gospel also to you who are at Rome.

Romans 1:16 (NASB)

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.

Romans 1:17 (NKJV)

17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”

Romans 1:18 (NASB)

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,

Romans 1:19 (NASB)

19 because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them.

Romans 1:20 (NASB)

20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.

Romans 1:21 (NASB)

21 For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

Romans 1:22 (NASB)

22 Professing to be wise, they became fools,

Romans 1:23 (NIV)

23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.

Romans 1:24 (AMP)

24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their [own] hearts to sexual impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves [abandoning them to the degrading power of sin],

Romans 1:25 (NIV)

25 They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator–who is forever praised. Amen.

Romans 1:26 (NIV)

26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones.

Romans 1:27 (NIV)

27 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.

Romans 1:28 (NIV)

28 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.

Romans 1:29 (KJV)

29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

Romans 1:30 (NASB)

30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,

Romans 1:31 (NASB)

31 without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful;

Romans 1:32 (NASB)-M

32 and although they know the [righteous] ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, [and not only they who do these things] but also [those who] give [their] hearty approval to [them] who practice [these evil deeds].

Romans Chapter 2

Romans 2:1 (NASB)

1 Therefore you have no excuse, everyone of you who passes judgment, for in that which you judge another, you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things.

Romans 2:2 (NASB)

2 And we know that the judgment of God rightly falls upon those who practice such things.

Romans 2:3 (NASB)

3 But do you suppose this, O man, when you pass judgment on those who practice such things and do the same yourself, that you will escape the judgment of God?

Romans 2:4 (NASB)

4 Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?

Romans 2:5 (NASB)

5 But because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God,

Romans 2:6 (NLT2)

6 He will judge everyone according to what they have done.

Romans 2:7 (NASB)

7 to those who by perseverance in doing good seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life;

Romans 2:8 (NIV)

8 But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger.

Romans 2:9 (CJB)

9 Yes, he will pay back misery and anguish to every human being who does evil, to the Jew first, then to the Gentile;

Romans 2:10 (NASB)

10 but glory and honor and peace to everyone who does good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

Romans 2:11 (NASB)

11 For there is no partiality with God.

Romans 2:12 (NASB)

12 For all who have sinned without the Law will also perish without the Law, and all who have sinned under the Law will be judged by the Law;

Romans 2:13 (NIV)

13 For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous.

Romans 2:14 (NASB)

14 For when Gentiles who do not have the Law do instinctively the things of the Law, these, not having the Law, are a law to themselves,

Romans 2:15 (NASB)

15 in that they show the work of the Law written in their hearts, their conscience bearing witness and their thoughts alternately accusing or else defending them,

Romans 2:16 (NASB)

16 on the day when, according to my gospel, God will judge the secrets of men through Christ Jesus.

Romans 2:17 (NIV)

17 Now you, if you call yourself a Jew; if you rely on the law and brag about your relationship to God;

Romans 2:18 (CJB)

18 and know his will and give your approval to what is right, because you have been instructed from the Torah;

Romans 2:19 (NIV)

19 if you are convinced that you are a guide for the blind, a light for those who are in the dark,

Romans 2:20 (NIV)

20 an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of infants, because you have in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth–

Romans 2:21 (NIV)

21 you, then, who teach others, do you not teach yourself? You who preach against stealing, do you steal?

Romans 2:22 (CJB)

22 Saying, “Thou shalt not commit adultery,” do you commit adultery? Detesting idols, do you commit idolatrous acts?

Romans 2:23 (NKJV)

23 You who make your boast in the law, do you dishonor God through breaking the law?

Romans 2:24 (NKJV)

24 For “the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you,” as it is written.

Romans 2:25 (NKJV)

25 For circumcision is indeed profitable if you keep the law; but if you are a breaker of the law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision.

Romans 2:26 (NKJV)

26 Therefore, if an uncircumcised man keeps the righteous requirements of the law, will not his uncircumcision be counted as circumcision?

Romans 2:27 (NIV)

27 The one who is not circumcised physically and yet obeys the law will condemn you who, even though you have the written code and circumcision, are a lawbreaker.

Romans 2:28 (CJB)

28 For the real Jew is not merely Jewish outwardly: true circumcision is not only external and physical.

Romans 2:29 (NIV)

29 No, a man is a Jew if he is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a man’s praise is not from men, but from God.

Romans Chapter 3

Romans 3:1 (NASB)

1 Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the benefit of circumcision?

Romans 3:2 (NASB)

2 Great in every respect. First of all, that they were entrusted with the oracles of God.

Romans 3:3 (NKJV)

3 For what if some did not believe? Will their unbelief make the faithfulness of God without effect?

Romans 3:4 (NKJV)

4 Certainly not! Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar. As it is written: “That You may be justified in Your words, And may overcome when You are judged.”

Romans 3:5 (NKJV)

5 But if our unrighteousness demonstrates the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unjust who inflicts wrath? (I speak as a man.)

Romans 3:6 (NIV)

6 Certainly not! If that were so, how could God judge the world?

Romans 3:7 (NIV)

7 Someone might argue, “If my falsehood enhances God’s truthfulness and so increases his glory, why am I still condemned as a sinner?”

Romans 3:8 (NIV)

8 Why not say–as we are being slanderously reported as saying and as some claim that we say–“Let us do evil that good may result”? Their condemnation is deserved.

Romans 3:9 (CJB)

9 So are we Jews better off? Not entirely; for I have already made the charge that all people, Jews and Gentiles alike, are controlled by sin.

Romans 3:10 (NIV)

10 As it is written: “There is no one righteous, not even one;

Romans 3:11 (NIV)

11 there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God.

Romans 3:12 (NIV)

12 All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one.”

Romans 3:13 (NIV)

13 “Their throats are open graves; their tongues practice deceit.” “The poison of vipers is on their lips.”

Romans 3:14 (NIV)

14 “Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.”

Romans 3:15 (NIV)

15 “Their feet are swift to shed blood;

Romans 3:16 (NKJV)

16 Destruction and misery are in their ways;

Romans 3:17 (NKJV)

17 And the way of peace they have not known.”

Romans 3:18 (NIV)

18 “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”

Romans 3:19 (NKJV)

19 Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.

Romans 3:20 (NIV)

20 Therefore no one will be declared righteous in his sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin.

Romans 3:21 (NIV)

21 But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify.

Romans 3:22 (NIV)

22 This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference,

Romans 3:23 (NIV)

23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Romans 3:24 (CJB)-M

24 By God’s grace, without earning it, all are granted the status of being considered righteous before him, through the act redeeming us from our enslavement to sin that was accomplished by the Messiah Jesus.

Romans 3:25 (NIV)

25 God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished–

Romans 3:26 (NIV)

26 he did it to demonstrate his justice at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.

Romans 3:27 (NIV)

27 Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. On what principle? On that of observing the law? No, but on that of faith.

Romans 3:28 (NIV)

28 For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from observing the law.

Romans 3:29 (NIV)

29 Is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles too? Yes, of Gentiles too,

Romans 3:30 (NIV)

30 since there is only one God, who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through that same faith.

Romans 3:31 (NASB)

31 Do we then nullify the Law through faith? May it never be! On the contrary, we establish the Law.

Romans Chapter 4

Romans 4:1 (AMP)

1 [But] if so, what shall we say about Abraham, our forefather humanly speaking—[what did he] find out? [How does this affect his position, and what was gained by him?]

Romans 4:2 (NIV)

2 If, in fact, Abraham was justified by works, he had something to boast about–but not before God.

Romans 4:3 (NIV)

3 What does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”

Romans 4:4 (AMP)

4 Now to a laborer, his wages are not counted as a favor or a gift, but as an obligation (something owed to him).

Romans 4:5 (NASB)

5 But to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness,

Romans 4:6 (NKJV)

6 just as David also describes the blessedness of the man to whom God imputes righteousness apart from works:

Romans 4:7 (NIV)

7 “Blessed are they whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.

Romans 4:8 (NKJV)

8 Blessed is the man to whom the LORD shall not impute sin.”

Romans 4:9 (NKJV)

9 Does this blessedness then come upon the circumcised only, or upon the uncircumcised also? For we say that faith was accounted to Abraham for righteousness.

Romans 4:10 (NIV)

10 Under what circumstances was it credited? Was it after he was circumcised, or before? It was not after, but before!

Romans 4:11 (NASB)

11 and he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had while uncircumcised, so that he might be the father of all who believe without being circumcised, that righteousness might be credited to them,

Romans 4:12 (NASB)

12 and the father of circumcision to those who not only are of the circumcision, but who also follow in the steps of the faith of our father Abraham which he had while uncircumcised.

Romans 4:13 (NIV)

13 It was not through law that Abraham and his offspring received the promise that he would be heir of the world, but through the righteousness that comes by faith.

Romans 4:14 (NKJV)

14 For if those who are of the law are heirs, faith is made void and the promise made of no effect,

Romans 4:15 (NKJV)

15 because the law brings about wrath; for where there is no law there is no transgression.

Romans 4:16 (AMP)

16 Therefore, [inheriting] the promise is the outcome of faith and depends [entirely] on faith, in order that it might be given as an act of grace (unmerited favor), to make it stable and valid and guaranteed to all his descendants—not only to the devotees and adherents of the Law, but also to those who share the faith of Abraham, who is [thus] the father of us all.

Romans 4:17 (NKJV)

17 (as it is written, “I have made you a father of many nations”) in the presence of Him whom he believed–God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did;

Romans 4:18 (NIV)

18 Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, “So shall your offspring be.”

Romans 4:19 (AMP)

19 He did not weaken in faith when he considered the [utter] impotence of his own body, which was as good as dead because he was about a hundred years old, or [when he considered] the barrenness of Sarah’s [deadened] womb.

Romans 4:20 (NASB)

20 yet, with respect to the promise of God, he did not waver in unbelief but grew strong in faith, giving glory to God,

Romans 4:21 (NASB)

21 and being fully assured that what God had promised, He was able also to perform.

Romans 4:22 (AMP)

22 That is why his faith was credited to him as righteousness (right standing with God).

Romans 4:23 (CJB)

23 But the words, “it was credited to his account…,” were not written for him only.

Romans 4:24 (NIV)

24 but also for us, to whom God will credit righteousness–for us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead.

Romans 4:25 (NIV)

25 He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.

Romans Chapter 5

Romans 5:1 (NASB)

1 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

Romans 5:2 (NIV)

2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.

Romans 5:3 (CJB)

3 But not only that, let us also boast in our troubles; because we know that trouble produces endurance,

Romans 5:4 (CJB)

4 endurance produces character, and character produces hope;

Romans 5:5 (NASB)

5 and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

Romans 5:6 (CJB)

6 For while we were still helpless, at the right time, the Messiah died on behalf of ungodly people.

Romans 5:7 (CJB)

7 Now it is a rare event when someone gives up his life even for the sake of somebody righteous, although possibly for a truly good person one might have the courage to die.

Romans 5:8 (CJB)

8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in that the Messiah died on our behalf while we were still sinners.

Romans 5:9 (NIV)

9 Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him!

Romans 5:10 (AMP)

10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, it is much more [certain], now that we are reconciled, that we shall be saved (daily delivered from sin’s dominion) through His [resurrection] life.

Romans 5:11 (HCSB)

11 And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ. We have now received this reconciliation through Him.

Romans 5:12 (NASB)

12 Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned—

Romans 5:13 (AMP)

13 [To be sure] sin was in the world before ever the Law was given, but sin is not charged to men’s account where there is no law [to transgress].

Romans 5:14 (NASB)

14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam until Moses, even over those who had not sinned in the likeness of the offense of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come.

Romans 5:15 (HCSB)

15 But the gift is not like the trespass. For if by the one man’s trespass the many died, how much more have the grace of God and the gift overflowed to the many by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ.

Romans 5:16 (CJB)

16 No, the free gift is not like what resulted from one man’s sinning; for from one sinner came judgment that brought condemnation; but the free gift came after many offenses and brought acquittal.

Romans 5:17 (NASB)

17 For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.

Romans 5:18 (AMP)-M

18 Well then, as one man’s trespass [one man’s false step and falling away led] to condemnation for all men, so one Man’s act of righteousness [leads] to acquittal and right standing with God and life [available] for all men.

Romans 5:19 (CJB)

19 For just as through the disobedience of the one man, many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the other man, many will be made righteous.

Romans 5:20 (NIV)

20 The law was added so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more,

Romans 5:21 (CJB)-M

21 All this happened so that just as sin ruled by means of death, so also grace might rule through causing people to be considered righteous, so that they might have eternal life, through Jesus the Messiah, our Lord.

Romans Chapter 6

Romans 6:1 (NIV)

1 What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase?

Romans 6:2 (NASB)

2 May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it?

Romans 6:3 (AMP)

3 Are you ignorant of the fact that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?

Romans 6:4 (NIV)

4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.

Romans 6:5 (NIV)

5 If we have been united with him like this in his death, we will certainly also be united with him in his resurrection.

Romans 6:6 (CJB)-M

6 We know that our old self was put to death on the execution-stake together with him, so that the entire body of our sinful propensities might be destroyed, and we might no longer be enslaved to sin.

Romans 6:7 (AMP)

7 For when a man dies, he is freed (loosed, delivered) from [the power of] sin [among men].

Romans 6:8 (CJB)

8 Now since we died with the Messiah, we trust that we will also live with him.

Romans 6:9 (CJB)

9 We know that the Messiah has been raised from the dead, never to die again; death has no authority over him.

Romans 6:10 (AMP)

10 For by the death He died, He died to sin [ending His relation to it] once for all; and the life that He lives, He is living to God [in unbroken fellowship with Him].

Romans 6:11 (NIV)

11 In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.

Romans 6:12 (NIV)

12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires.

Romans 6:13 (CJB)-M

13 and do not offer any part of yourselves to sin as an instrument for wickedness. On the contrary, offer yourselves to God as people alive from the dead, and offer your various parts to God as instruments for righteousness.

Romans 6:14 (AMP)

14 For sin shall not [any longer] exert dominion over you, since now you are not under Law [as slaves], but under grace [as subjects of God’s favor and mercy].

Romans 6:15 (NIV)

15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means!

Romans 6:16 (NIV)

16 Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone to obey him as slaves, you are slaves to the one whom you obey–whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?

Romans 6:17 (AMP)

17 But thank God, though you were once slaves of sin, you have become obedient with all your heart to the standard of teaching in which you were instructed and to which you were committed.

Romans 6:18 (NKJV)

18 And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.

Romans 6:19 (NIV)

19 I put this in human terms because you are weak in your natural selves. Just as you used to offer the parts of your body in slavery to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer them in slavery to righteousness leading to holiness.

Romans 6:20 (NIV)

20 When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness.

Romans 6:21 (NASB)

21 Therefore what benefit were you then deriving from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the outcome of those things is death.

Romans 6:22 (NIV)

22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves to God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life.

Romans 6:23 (NASB)

23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans Chapter 7

Romans 7:1 (NIV)

1 Do you not know, brothers–for I am speaking to men who know the law–that the law has authority over a man only as long as he lives?

Romans 7:2 (NIV)

2 For example, by law a married woman is bound to her husband as long as he is alive, but if her husband dies, she is released from the law of marriage.

Romans 7:3 (NIV)

3 So then, if she marries another man while her husband is still alive, she is called an adulteress. But if her husband dies, she is released from that law and is not an adulteress, even though she marries another man.

Romans 7:4 (NASB)

4 Therefore, my brethren, you also were made to die to the Law through the body of Christ, so that you might be joined to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God.

Romans 7:5 (NIV)

5 For when we were controlled by the sinful nature, the sinful passions aroused by the law were at work in our bodies, so that we bore fruit for death.

Romans 7:6 (NIV)

6 But now, by dying to what once bound us, we have been released from the law so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code.

Romans 7:7 (NLT2)

7 Well then, am I suggesting that the law of God is sinful? Of course not! In fact, it was the law that showed me my sin. I would never have known that coveting is wrong if the law had not said, “You must not covet.”

Romans 7:8 (NKJV)

8 But sin, taking opportunity by the commandment, produced in me all manner of evil desire. For apart from the law sin was dead.

Romans 7:9 (AMP)

9 Once I was alive, but quite apart from and unconscious of the Law. But when the commandment came, sin lived again and I died (was sentenced by the Law to death).

Romans 7:10 (NIV)

10 I found that the very commandment that was intended to bring life actually brought death.

Romans 7:11 (CJB)

11 For sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, deceived me; and through the commandment, sin killed me.

Romans 7:12 (AMP)

12 The Law therefore is holy, and [each] commandment is holy and just and good.

Romans 7:13 (AMP)

13 Did that which is good then prove fatal [bringing death] to me? Certainly not! It was sin, working death in me by using this good thing [as a weapon], in order that through the commandment sin might be shown up clearly to be sin, that the extreme malignity and immeasurable sinfulness of sin might plainly appear.

Romans 7:14 (CJB)

14 For we know that the Torah is of the Spirit; but as for me, I am bound to the old nature, sold to sin as a slave.

Romans 7:15 (CJB)

15 I don’t understand my own behavior — I don’t do what I want to do; instead, I do the very thing I hate!

Romans 7:16 (NASB)

16 But if I do the very thing I do not want to do, I agree with the Law, confessing that the Law is good.

Romans 7:17 (NASB)

17 So now, no longer am I the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me.

Romans 7:18 (NIV)

18 I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.

Romans 7:19 (NASB)

19 For the good that I want, I do not do, but I practice the very evil that I do not want.

Romans 7:20 (AMP)

20 Now if I do what I do not desire to do, it is no longer I doing it [it is not myself that acts], but the sin [principle] which dwells within me [fixed and operating in my soul].

Romans 7:21 (AMP)

21 So I find it to be a law (rule of action of my being) that when I want to do what is right and good, evil is ever present with me and I am subject to its insistent demands.

Romans 7:22 (AMP)

22 For I endorse and delight in the Law of God in my inmost self [with my new nature].

Romans 7:23 (AMP)

23 But I discern in my bodily members [in the sensitive appetites and wills of the flesh] a different law (rule of action) at war against the law of my mind (my reason) and making me a prisoner to the law of sin that dwells in my bodily organs [in the sensitive appetites and wills of the flesh].

Romans 7:24 (NKJV)

24 O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?

Romans 7:25 (NIV)

25 Thanks be to God–through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in the sinful nature a slave to the law of sin.

Romans Chapter 8

Romans 8:1 (7KB)

1 Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Jesus the Messiah.

Romans 8:2 (AMP)

2 For the law of the Spirit of life [which is] in Christ Jesus [the law of our new being] has freed me from the law of sin and of death.

Romans 8:3 (NIV)

3 For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in sinful man,

Romans 8:4 (NIV)

4 in order that the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the Spirit.

Romans 8:5 (NIV)

5 Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.

Romans 8:6 (CJB)-M

6 Having one’s mind controlled by the old nature is death, but having one’s mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.

Romans 8:7 (CJB)-M

7 For the mind controlled by the old nature is hostile to God, because it does not submit itself to God’s Law — indeed, it cannot.

Romans 8:8 (NIV)

8 Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God.

Romans 8:9 (NIV)

9 You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.

Romans 8:10 (CJB)

10 However, if the Messiah is in you, then, on the one hand, the body is dead because of sin; but, on the other hand, the Spirit is giving life because God considers you righteous.

Romans 8:11 (NIV)

11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you.

Romans 8:12 (NIV)

12 Therefore, brothers, we have an obligation–but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it.

Romans 8:13 (NIV)

13 For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live,

Romans 8:14 (NIV)

14 because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.

Romans 8:15 (CJB)

15 For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to bring you back again into fear; on the contrary, you received the Spirit, who makes us sons and by whose power we cry out, “Abba!” (that is, “Dear Father!”).

Romans 8:16 (CJB)

16 The Spirit himself bears witness with our own spirits that we are children of God;

Romans 8:17 (CJB)

17 and if we are children, then we are also heirs, heirs of God and joint-heirs with the Messiah — provided we are suffering with him in order also to be glorified with him.

Romans 8:18 (CJB)-M

18 I don’t think the sufferings we are going through now are even worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed to us in the future (when we receive our glorified bodies-absent of the sinful human propensities with which we now struggle).

Romans 8:19 (AMP)

19 For [even the whole] creation (all nature) waits expectantly and longs earnestly for God’s sons to be made known [waits for the revealing, the disclosing of their sonship].

Romans 8:20 (CJB)

20 for the creation was made subject to frustration — not willingly, but because of the one who subjected it. But it was given a reliable hope

Romans 8:21 (AMP)

21 That nature (creation) itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and corruption [and gain an entrance] into the glorious freedom of God’s children.

Romans 8:22 (CJB)

22 We know that until now, the whole creation has been groaning as with the pains of childbirth;

Romans 8:23 (CJB)

23 and not only it, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we continue waiting eagerly to be made sons — that is, to have our whole bodies redeemed and set free.

Romans 8:24 (AMP)

24 For in [this] hope we were saved. But hope [the object of] which is seen is not hope. For how can one hope for what he already sees?

Romans 8:25 (CJB)

25 But if we continue hoping for something we don’t see, then we still wait eagerly for it, with perseverance.

Romans 8:26 (CJB)

26 Similarly, the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we don’t know how to pray the way we should. But the Spirit himself pleads on our behalf with groanings too deep for words;

Romans 8:27 (NIV)

27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.

Romans 8:28 (NASB)

28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

Romans 8:29 (CJB)

29 because those whom he knew in advance, he also determined in advance would be conformed to the pattern of his Son, so that he might be the firstborn among many brothers;

Romans 8:30 (CJB)

30 and those whom he thus determined in advance, he also called; and those whom he called, he also caused to be considered righteous; and those whom he caused to be considered righteous he also glorified!

Romans 8:31 (CJB)

31 What, then, are we to say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Romans 8:32 (NASB)

32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?

Romans 8:33 (NASB)

33 Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies;

Romans 8:34 (NASB)-M

34 who is the one who condemns? (Jesus) the Messiah is the one who died and was raised from the dead and who is at the right hand of God interceding for us.

Romans 8:35 (CJB)

35 Who will separate us from the love of the Messiah? Trouble? Hardship? Persecution? Hunger? Poverty? Danger? War?

Romans 8:36 (NKJV)

36 As it is written: “For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”

Romans 8:37 (NIV)

37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

Romans 8:38 (NASB)

38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,

Romans 8:39 (CJB)-M

39 neither powers above nor powers below, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from the love of God which comes to us through the Messiah Jesus, our Lord.

Romans Chapter 9

Romans 9:1 (CJB)-M

1 I am speaking the truth — as one who belongs to the Messiah, I do not lie; and also bearing witness is my conscience, governed by the Holy Spirit:

Romans 9:2 (NIV)

2 I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart.

Romans 9:3 (NIV)

3 For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, those of my own race,

Romans 9:4 (NIV)

4 the people of Israel. Theirs is the adoption as sons; theirs the divine glory, the covenants, the receiving of the law, the temple worship and the promises.

Romans 9:5 (NIV)

5 Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them is traced the human ancestry of Christ, who is God over all, forever praised! Amen.

Romans 9:6 (AMP)

6 However, it is not as though God’s Word had failed [coming to nothing]. For it is not everybody who is a descendant of Jacob (Israel) who belongs to [the true] Israel.

Romans 9:7 (NIV)

7 Nor because they are his descendants are they all Abraham’s children. On the contrary, “It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.”

Romans 9:8 (NIV)

8 In other words, it is not the natural children who are God’s children, but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham’s offspring.

Romans 9:9 (NIV)

9 For this was how the promise was stated: “At the appointed time I will return, and Sarah will have a son.”

Romans 9:10 (NIV)

10 Not only that, but Rebekah’s children had one and the same father, our father Isaac.

Romans 9:11 (CJB)

11 and before they were born, before they had done anything at all, either good or bad (so that God’s plan might remain a matter of his sovereign choice, not dependent on what they did, but on God, who does the calling),

Romans 9:12 (CJB)

12 it was said to her, “The older will serve the younger.”

Romans 9:13 (7KB)

13 As it is written: I have loved Jacob, but I have hated Esau.

Romans 9:14 (7KB)

14 What should we say then? Is there injustice with God? Absolutely not!

Romans 9:15 (NIV)

15 For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”

Romans 9:16 (CJB)

16 Thus it doesn’t depend on human desires or efforts, but on God, who has mercy.

Romans 9:17 (NIV)

17 For the Scripture says to Pharaoh: “I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display my power in you and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.”

Romans 9:18 (NIV)

18 Therefore God has mercy on whom he wants to have mercy, and he hardens whom he wants to harden.

Romans 9:19 (CJB)

19 But you will say to me, “Then why does he still find fault with us? After all, who resists his will?”

Romans 9:20 (CJB)

20 Who are you, a mere human being, to talk back to God? Will what is formed say to him who formed it, “Why did you make me this way?”

Romans 9:21 (NIV)

21 Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for noble purposes and some for common use?

Romans 9:22 (CJB)

22 Now what if God, even though he was quite willing to demonstrate his anger and make known his power, patiently put up with people who deserved punishment and were ripe for destruction?

Romans 9:23 (CJB)

23 What if he did this in order to make known the riches of his glory to those who are the objects of his mercy, whom he prepared in advance for glory —

Romans 9:24 (NIV)

24 even us, whom he also called, not only from the Jews but also from the Gentiles?

Romans 9:25 (CJB)-M

25 As indeed he says in Hosea, “Those who were not my people I will call my people; her who was not loved I will call loved;

Romans 9:26 (CJB)

26 and in the very place where they were told, ‘You are not my people,’ there they will be called sons of the living God!”

Romans 9:27 (NIV)

27 Isaiah cries out concerning Israel: “Though the number of the Israelites be like the sand by the sea, only the remnant will be saved.

Romans 9:27 (CJB)-M

27 But Isaiah, referring to Israel, cries out, “Even if the number of people in Israel is as large as the number of grains of sand by the sea, only a remnant will be saved.

Romans 9:28 (NIV)

28 For the Lord will carry out his sentence on earth with speed and finality.”

Romans 9:29 (AMP)

29 It is as Isaiah predicted, If the Lord of hosts had not left us a seed [from which to propagate descendants], we [Israel] would have fared like Sodom and have been made like Gomorrah.

Romans 9:30 (NIV)

30 What then shall we say? That the Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained it, a righteousness that is by faith;

Romans 9:31 (AMP)

31 Whereas Israel, though ever in pursuit of a law [for the securing] of righteousness (right standing with God), actually did not succeed in fulfilling the Law.

Romans 9:32 (NIV)

32 Why not? Because they pursued it not by faith but as if it were by works. They stumbled over the “stumbling stone.”

Romans 9:33 (NIV)

33 As it is written: “See, I lay in Zion a stone that causes men to stumble and a rock that makes them fall, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.”

Romans Chapter 10

Romans 10:1 (NASB)

1 Brethren, my heart’s desire and my prayer to God for them is for their salvation.

Romans 10:2 (NIV)

2 For I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge.

Romans 10:3 (7KB)

3 For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves to the righteousness of God.

Romans 10:4 (NIV)

4 Christ is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.

Romans 10:5 (AMP)

5 For Moses writes that the man who [can] practice the righteousness (perfect conformity to God’s will) which is based on the Law [with all its intricate demands] shall live by it.

Romans 10:6 (NIV)

6 But the righteousness that is by faith says: “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?'” (that is, to bring Christ down)

Romans 10:7 (NIV)

7 “or ‘Who will descend into the deep?'” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead).

Romans 10:8 (NKJV)

8 But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach):

Romans 10:9 (NIV)

9 That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Romans 10:10 (NIV)

10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.

Romans 10:11 (NKJV)

11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.”

Romans 10:12 (NIV)

12 For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile–the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him,

Romans 10:13 (NIV)

13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Romans 10:14 (NASB)

14 How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher?

Romans 10:15 (NIV)

15 And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”

Romans 10:16 (NIV)

16 But not all the Israelites accepted the good news. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our message?”

Romans 10:17 (CJB)-M

17 So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through a word proclaimed about the Messiah.

Romans 10:18 (HCSB)

18 But I ask, “Did they not hear?” Yes, they did: Their voice has gone out to all the earth, and their words to the ends of the inhabited world.

Romans 10:19 (NIV)

19 Again I ask: Did Israel not understand? First, Moses says, “I will make you envious by those who are not a nation; I will make you angry by a nation that has no understanding.”

Romans 10:20 (NIV)

20 And Isaiah boldly says, “I was found by those who did not seek me; I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me.”

Romans 10:21 (NIV)

21 But concerning Israel he says, “All day long I have held out my hands to a disobedient and obstinate people.”

Romans Chapter 11

Romans 11:1 (NIV)

1 I ask then: Did God reject his people? By no means! I am an Israelite myself, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin.

Romans 11:2 (NIV)

2 God did not reject his people, whom he foreknew. Don’t you know what the Scripture says in the passage about Elijah–how he appealed to God against Israel:

Romans 11:3 (CJB)-M

3 “Lord, they have killed your prophets and torn down your altars, and I’m the only one left, and now they want to kill me too!”

Romans 11:4 (NIV)

4 And what was God’s answer to him? “I have reserved for myself seven thousand who have not bowed the knee to Baal.”

Romans 11:5 (AMP)

5 So too at the present time there is a remnant (a small believing minority), selected (chosen) by grace (by God’s unmerited favor and graciousness).

Romans 11:6 (CJB)

6 (Now if it is by grace, it is accordingly not based on legalistic works; if it were otherwise, grace would no longer be grace.)

Romans 11:7 (NIV)

7 What then? What Israel sought so earnestly it did not obtain, but the elect did. The others were hardened,

Romans 11:8 (NIV)

8 as it is written: “God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes so that they could not see and ears so that they could not hear, to this very day.”

Romans 11:9 (NIV)

9 And David says: “May their table become a snare and a trap, a stumbling block and a retribution for them.

Romans 11:10 (NIV)

10 May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their backs be bent forever.”

Romans 11:11 (NIV)

11 Again I ask: Did they stumble so as to fall beyond recovery? Not at all! Rather, because of their transgression, salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel envious.

Romans 11:12 (NIV)

12 But if their transgression means riches for the world, and their loss means riches for the Gentiles, how much greater riches will their fullness bring!

Romans 11:13 (NASB)

13 But I am speaking to you who are Gentiles. Inasmuch then as I am an apostle of Gentiles, I magnify my ministry,

Romans 11:14 (NIV)

14 in the hope that I may somehow arouse my own people to envy and save some of them.

Romans 11:15 (NIV)

15 For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?

Romans 11:16 (NIV)

16 If the part of the dough offered as firstfruits is holy, then the whole batch is holy; if the root is holy, so are the branches.

Romans 11:17 (NIV)

17 If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root,

Romans 11:18 (NIV)

18 do not boast over those branches. If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you.

Romans 11:19 (NIV)

19 You will say then, “Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in.”

Romans 11:20 (NIV)

20 Granted. But they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but be afraid.

Romans 11:21 (NIV)

21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either.

Romans 11:22 (NASB)

22 Behold then the kindness and severity of God; to those who fell, severity, but to you, God’s kindness, if you continue in His kindness; otherwise you also will be cut off.

Romans 11:23 (NIV)

23 And if they do not persist in unbelief, they will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again.

Romans 11:24 (NIV)

24 After all, if you were cut out of an olive tree that is wild by nature, and contrary to nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much more readily will these, the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree!

Romans 11:25 (NIV)

25 I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in.

Romans 11:26 (NIV)

26 And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The deliverer will come from Zion; he will turn godlessness away from Jacob.

Romans 11:27 (NIV)

27 And this is my covenant with them when I take away their sins.”

Romans 11:28 (NIV)

28 As far as the gospel is concerned, they are enemies on your account; but as far as election is concerned, they are loved on account of the patriarchs,

Romans 11:29 (NIV)

29 for God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable.

Romans 11:30 (NIV)

30 Just as you who were at one time disobedient to God have now received mercy as a result of their disobedience,

Romans 11:31 (NIV)

31 so they too have now become disobedient in order that they too may now receive mercy as a result of God’s mercy to you.

Romans 11:32 (NIV)

32 For God has bound all men over to disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all.

Romans 11:33 (NASB)

33 Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!

Romans 11:34 (NIV)

34 “Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?”

Romans 11:35 (NIV)

35 “Who has ever given to God, that God should repay him?”

Romans 11:36 (NIV)

36 For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.

Romans Chapter 12

Romans 12:1 (NASB)

1 Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.

Romans 12:2 (NASB)-M

2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove (define) what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

Romans 12:3 (NIV)

3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.

Romans 12:4 (AMP)

4 For as in one physical body we have many parts (organs, members) and all of these parts do not have the same function or use,

Romans 12:5 (AMP)

5 So we, numerous as we are, are one body in Christ (the Messiah) and individually we are parts one of another [mutually dependent on one another].

Romans 12:6 (NIV)

6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith.

Romans 12:7 (NIV)

7 If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach;

Romans 12:8 (7KB)

8 If your gift is to encourage others then be encouraging. If your gift is that of a “Giver” (having been born with a God-given gift to generate wealth for giving) then exercise your giving with simplicity and generosity. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others then exercise this gift gladly.

Romans 12:9 (NIV)

9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.

Romans 12:10 (NIV)

10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.

Romans 12:11 (HCSB)

11 Do not lack diligence; be fervent in spirit; serve the Lord.

Romans 12:12 (AMP)

12 Rejoice and exult in hope; be steadfast and patient in suffering and tribulation; be constant in prayer.

Romans 12:13 (AMP)

13 Contribute to the needs of God’s people [sharing in the necessities of the saints]; pursue the practice of hospitality.

Romans 12:14 (NIV)

14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.

Romans 12:15 (AMP)

15 Rejoice with those who rejoice [sharing others’ joy], and weep with those who weep [sharing others’ grief].

Romans 12:16 (NIV)

16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.

Romans 12:17 (NIV)

17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody.

Romans 12:18 (AMP)

18 If possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.

Romans 12:19 (HCSB)

19 Friends, do not avenge yourselves; instead, leave room for His wrath. For it is written: Vengeance belongs to Me; I will repay, says the Lord.

Romans 12:20 (AMP)

20 But if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals upon his head.

Romans 12:21 (NIV)

21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Romans Chapter 13

Romans 13:1 (NASB)

1 Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.

Romans 13:2 (NIV)

2 Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.

Romans 13:3 (NIV)

3 For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you.

Romans 13:4 (NIV)

4 For he is God’s servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God’s servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.

Romans 13:5 (NIV)

5 Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience.

Romans 13:6 (NIV)

6 This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing.

Romans 13:7 (AMP)

7 Render to all men their dues. [Pay] taxes to whom taxes are due, revenue to whom revenue is due, respect to whom respect is due, and honor to whom honor is due.

Romans 13:8 (AMP)

8 Keep out of debt and owe no man anything, except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor [who practices loving others] has fulfilled the Law [relating to one’s fellowmen, meeting all its requirements].

Romans 13:9 (AMP)

9 The commandments, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not kill, You shall not steal, You shall not covet (have an evil desire), and any other commandment, are summed up in the single command, You shall love your neighbor as [you do] yourself.

Romans 13:10 (AMP)

10 Love does no wrong to one’s neighbor [it never hurts anybody]. Therefore love meets all the requirements and is the fulfilling of the Law.

Romans 13:11 (NIV)

11 And do this, understanding the present time. The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.

Romans 13:12 (NIV)

12 The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.

Romans 13:13 (NIV)

13 Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy.

Romans 13:14 (NIV)

14 Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature.

Romans Chapter 14

Romans 14:1 (NIV)

1 Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters.

Romans 14:2 (AMP)

2 One [man’s faith permits him to] believe he may eat anything, while a weaker one [limits his] eating to vegetables.

Romans 14:3 (AMP)

3 Let not him who eats look down on or despise him who abstains, and let not him who abstains criticize and pass judgment on him who eats; for God has accepted and welcomed him.

Romans 14:4 (NIV)

4 Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls. And he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand.

Romans 14:5 (NIV)

5 One man considers one day more sacred than another; another man considers every day alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.

Romans 14:6 (AMP)

6 He who observes the day, observes it in honor of the Lord. He also who eats, eats in honor of the Lord, since he gives thanks to God; while he who abstains, abstains in honor of the Lord and gives thanks to God.

Romans 14:7 (CJB)

7 For none of us lives only in relation to himself, and none of us dies only in relation to himself;

Romans 14:8 (NIV)

8 If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.

Romans 14:9 (CJB)

9 indeed, it was for this very reason that the Messiah died and came back to life, so that he might be Lord of both the dead and the living.

Romans 14:10 (NKJV)

10 But why do you judge your brother? Or why do you show contempt for your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.

Romans 14:11 (NIV)

11 It is written: “‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bow before me; every tongue will confess to God.'”

Romans 14:12 (NIV)

12 So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God.

Romans 14:13 (NIV)

13 Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in your brother’s way.

Romans 14:14 (NIV)

14 As one who is in the Lord Jesus, I am fully convinced that no food is unclean in itself. But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for him it is unclean.

Romans 14:15 (CJB)

15 and if your brother is being upset by the food you eat, your life is no longer one of love. Do not, by your eating habits, destroy someone for whom the Messiah died!

Romans 14:16 (AMP)

16 Do not therefore let what seems good to you be considered an evil thing [by someone else]. [In other words, do not give occasion for others to criticize that which is justifiable for you.]

Romans 14:17 (NIV)

17 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit,

Romans 14:18 (CJB)

18 Anyone who serves the Messiah in this fashion both pleases God and wins the approval of other people.

Romans 14:19 (NIV)

19 Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.

Romans 14:20 (NIV)

20 Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. All food is clean, but it is wrong for a man to eat anything that causes someone else to stumble.

Romans 14:21 (AMP)

21 The right thing is to eat no meat or drink no wine [at all], or [do anything else] if it makes your brother stumble or hurts his conscience or offends or weakens him.

Romans 14:22 (NIV)

22 So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the man who does not condemn himself by what he approves.

Romans 14:23 (NASB)

23 But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because his eating is not from faith; and whatever is not from faith is sin.

Romans Chapter 15

Romans 15:1 (NKJV)

1 We then who are strong ought to bear with the scruples of the weak, and not to please ourselves.

Romans 15:2 (AMP)

2 Let each one of us make it a practice to please (make happy) his neighbor for his good and for his true welfare, to edify him [to strengthen him and build him up spiritually].

Romans 15:3 (AMP)

3 For Christ did not please Himself [gave no thought to His own interests]; but, as it is written, The reproaches and abuses of those who reproached and abused you fell on Me.

Romans 15:4 (NASB)

4 For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

Romans 15:5 (CJB)

5 And may God, the source of encouragement and patience, give you the same attitude among yourselves as the Messiah Jesus had,

Romans 15:6 (CJB)

6 so that with one accord and with one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus the Messiah.

Romans 15:7 (CJB)

7 So welcome each other, just as the Messiah has welcomed you into God’s glory.

Romans 15:8 (CJB)

8 For I say that the Messiah became a servant of the Jewish people in order to show God’s truthfulness by making good his promises to the Patriarchs,

Romans 15:9 (NIV)

9 so that the Gentiles may glorify God for his mercy, as it is written: “Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles; I will sing hymns to your name.”

Romans 15:10 (NIV)

10 Again, it says, “Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people.”

Romans 15:11 (NIV)

11 And again, “Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles, and sing praises to him, all you peoples.”

Romans 15:12 (NIV)

12 And again, Isaiah says, “The Root of Jesse will spring up, one who will arise to rule over the nations; the Gentiles will hope in him.”

Romans 15:13 (NASB)

13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 15:14 (NIV)

14 I myself am convinced, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, complete in knowledge and competent to instruct one another.

Romans 15:15 (NASB)

15 But I have written very boldly to you on some points so as to remind you again, because of the grace that was given me from God,

Romans 15:16 (NIV)

16 to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles with the priestly duty of proclaiming the gospel of God, so that the Gentiles might become an offering acceptable to God, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

Romans 15:17 (AMP)

17 In Christ Jesus, then, I have legitimate reason to glory (exult) in my work for God [in what through Christ Jesus I have accomplished concerning the things of God].

Romans 15:18 (NIV)

18 I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me in leading the Gentiles to obey God by what I have said and done–

Romans 15:19 (NIV)

19 by the power of signs and miracles, through the power of the Spirit. So from Jerusalem all the way around to Illyricum, I have fully proclaimed the gospel of Christ.

Romans 15:20 (CJB)

20 I have always made it my ambition to proclaim the Good News where the Messiah was not yet known, so that I would not be building on someone else’s foundation,

Romans 15:21 (AMP)

21 But [instead I would act on the principle] as it is written, They shall see who have never been told of Him, and they shall understand who have never heard [of Him].

Romans 15:22 (AMP)

22 This [ambition] is the reason why I have so frequently been hindered from coming to visit you.

Romans 15:23 (CJB)

23 But now, since there is no longer a place in these regions that needs me, and since I have wanted for many years to come to you,

Romans 15:24 (AMP)

24 I hope to see you in passing [through Rome] as I go [on my intended trip] to Spain, and to be aided on my journey there by you, after I have enjoyed your company for a little while.

Romans 15:25 (AMP)

25 For the present, however, I am going to Jerusalem to bring aid (relief) for the saints (God’s people there).

Romans 15:26 (NIV)

26 For Macedonia and Achaia were pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the saints in Jerusalem.

Romans 15:27 (NIV)

27 They were pleased to do it, and indeed they owe it to them. For if the Gentiles have shared in the Jews’ spiritual blessings, they owe it to the Jews to share with them their material blessings.

Romans 15:28 (AMP)

28 When therefore I have completed this mission and have delivered to them [at Jerusalem] what has been raised, I shall go on by way of you to Spain.

Romans 15:29 (CJB)

29 and I know that when I come to you, it will be with the full measure of the Messiah’s blessings.

Romans 15:30 (CJB)

30 And now I urge you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus the Messiah and by the love of the Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God on my behalf

Romans 15:31 (AMP)

31 [Pray] that I may be delivered (rescued) from the unbelievers in Judea and that my mission of relief to Jerusalem may be acceptable and graciously received by the saints (God’s people there),

Romans 15:32 (CJB)

32 Then, if it is God’s will, I will come to you with joy and have a time of rest among you.

Romans 15:33 (NIV)

33 The God of peace be with you all. Amen.

Romans Chapter 16

Romans 16:1 (NIV)

1 I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a servant of the church in Cenchrea.

Romans 16:2 (CJB)

2 so that you may welcome her in the Lord, as God’s people should, and give her whatever assistance she may need from you; for she has been a big help to many people — including myself.

Romans 16:3 (CJB)

3 Give my greetings to Priscilla and Aquila, my fellow workers for the Messiah Jesus.

Romans 16:4 (NASB)

4 who for my life risked their own necks, to whom not only do I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles;

Romans 16:5 (NASB)

5 also greet the church that is in their house. Greet Epaenetus, my beloved, who is the first convert to Christ from Asia.

Romans 16:6 (NKJV)

6 Greet Mary, who labored much for us.

Romans 16:7 (NKJV)

7 Greet Andronicus and Junia, my countrymen and my fellow prisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me.

Romans 16:8 (NIV)

8 Greet Ampliatus, whom I love in the Lord.

Romans 16:9 (CJB)

9 Greetings to Urbanus, our fellow worker for the Messiah, and to my dear friend Stachys.

Romans 16:10 (NKJV)

10 Greet Apelles, approved in Christ. Greet those who are of the household of Aristobulus.

Romans 16:11 (NKJV)

11 Greet Herodion, my countryman. Greet those who are of the household of Narcissus who are in the Lord.

Romans 16:12 (NASB)

12 Greet Tryphaena and Tryphosa, workers in the Lord. Greet Persis the beloved, who has worked hard in the Lord.

Romans 16:13 (AMP)

13 Remember me to Rufus, eminent in the Lord, also to his mother [who has been] a mother to me as well.

Romans 16:14 (NASB)

14 Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas and the brethren with them.

Romans 16:15 (CJB)

15 Greet Philologus, Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas, and all of God’s people who are with them.

Romans 16:16 (CJB)

16 Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the Messiah’s congregations send their greetings to you.

Romans 16:17 (NIV)

17 I urge you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them.

Romans 16:18 (NIV)

18 For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people.

Romans 16:19 (NIV)

19 Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I am full of joy over you; but I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil.

Romans 16:20 (NIV)

20 The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.

Romans 16:21 (NKJV)

21 Timothy, my fellow worker, and Lucius, Jason, and Sosipater, my countrymen, greet you.

Romans 16:22 (CJB)

22 I, Tertius, the one writing down this letter, greet you in the Lord.

Romans 16:23 (CJB)

23 My host Gaius, in whose home the whole congregation meets, greets you. Erastus the city treasurer and brother Quartus greet you.

Romans 16:24 (AMP)

24 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) be with you all. Amen (so be it).

Romans 16:25 (NASB)

25 Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which has been kept secret for long ages past,

Romans 16:26 (NIV)

26 but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings by the command of the eternal God, so that all nations might believe and obey him–

Romans 16:27 (NIV)

27 to the only wise God be glory forever through Jesus Christ! Amen.

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