Paul commendeth his calling to the Romans,
Romans 1:1 Paule the seruaunte of Iesus Christ called to be an Apostle, put aparte to preache the Gospel of God, Romans 1:2 whiche he promised afore by hys Prophetes in the holye scriptures Romans 1:3 that make mention of hys sonne, the whyche was begotten of the sede of Dauid (as perteininge to the fleshe) Romans 1:4 and declared to be the sonne of God, wyth power of the holye ghoste that sanctifyeth, sence the tyme that Iesus Christ our Lorde rose againe from death, Romans 1:5 by whom we haue receyued grace and Apostleshyp, to brynge all maner heathen people vnto the obedience of the fayth that is in his name: Romans 1:6 of the whyche heathen are ye a parte also, whyche are Iesus Christes by vocation. Romans 1:7 To all you at Rome beloued of God, and sainctes by callynge Grace be wyth you and peace from God our father, and from our Lorde Iesus Christ. Romans 1:8 Fyrste verelye I thanke my God thorowe Iesus Christe for you all, because your fayth is publyshed throughout all the worlde.
and his desire to come to them.
Romans 1:9 For God is my wytnes, whom I serue wyth my spyryte in the Gospel of hys sonne, that wythout ceasinge I make mencion of you alwayes in my prayers, Romans 1:10 besechinge that at one tyme or other, a prosperous iorneye (by the wyll of God) myghte fortune me, to come vnto you. Romans 1:11 For I longe to se you that I myght bestowe amonge you some spyrytuall gyfte, to strength you wyth all, Romans 1:12 that is that I might haue consolacion together wyth you through the common fayth, whiche both ye and I haue. Romans 1:13 I woulde that ye shoulde knowe bretherne, howe that I haue often tymes purposed to come vnto you (but haue bene let hitherto) to haue some fruite amonge you, as I haue amonge other of the Gentyls. Romans 1:14 For I am detter both to the Grekes and to them, whyche are no Grekes, vnto the learned and also vnto þe vnlearned. Romans 1:15 Lykewyse as much as in me is. I am redy to preache þe Gospel to you of Rome also.
What his gospel is, and the righteousness which it sheweth.
Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, because it is the power of God vnto saluacion to all that beleue, namely to þe Iewe and also to the gentyle. Romans 1:17 For by it the rightuousnes, which commeth of God is opened from fayth to fayth.
God is angry with all manner of sin.
Romans 1:18 As it is written: the iust shal liue by faith. For the wrath of God appeareth from heauen agaynste all vngodlynesse and vnryghtuousnes of men, whiche wythholde the trueth in vnryghtuousnes, Romans 1:19 saiyng: what maye be knowen of God, that same is manifest amonge them. For God dyd shewe it vnto them. Romans 1:20 So that his inuisible thinges, that is to saye, hys eternall power and Godhead, are vnderstand & sene by the workes from the creation of the worlde. So that they are wythout excuse,
What were the sins of the Gentiles.
Romans 1:21 in as muche as when they knewe God, they glorifyed him not as God, neither were thankful, but waxed full of vanities in theyr Imaginations, and their folishe hertes were blinded. Romans 1:22 When they counted them selues wyse, they became foles, Romans 1:23 and tourned the glorye of the immortall God, vnto the þe similitude of þe Image of mortall man, and of byrdes, and foure foted beastes, and of serpentes. Romans 1:24 Wherfore God lykewyse gaue them vp vnto their hertes lustes vnto vncleanes, to defyle theyr owne bodies betwene them selues: Romans 1:25 whyche turned hys truth vnto a lye, and worshipped and serued the creatures more then the maker, whyche is blessed for euer. Amen. Romans 1:26 For this cause God gaue them vp vnto shamefull lustes. For euen theyr women dyd chandge the natural vse vnto the vnnaturall. Romans 1:27 And lykewyse also the men lefte the naturall vse of the woman, and brent in theyr lustes one on another. And man with man wroughte fylthynes, and receiued in them selues the reward of theyr errour, as it was accordinge. Romans 1:28 And as it semed not good vnto them to be a knowen of God, euen so God deliuered them vp vnto a leud minde, þt they should do those thinges, whiche were not comly, Romans 1:29 beyng ful of al vnryghtuous doing, of fornicacion, wickednes, couetousnes, maliciousnes, full of enuye, murther, debate, disceite, euyl condicioned, whisperers, Romans 1:30 backbiters, haters of God, doers of wronge, proude, bosters, bryngers vp of euyll thinges, disobedient to father and mother, Romans 1:31 wythout vnderstandynge, couenaunt breakers, vnlouinge, truce breakers and mercyles. Romans 1:32 Whyche men though they knewe the ryghtuousnes of God, howe that they which such thinges commit, are worthy of death, yet not onely do the same, but also haue pleasure in them that do them.