Paul commendeth his calling to the Romans,
Romans 1:1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called [to be] an apostle, separated to the gospel of God, Romans 1:2 (Which he had promised before by his prophets in the holy scriptures) Romans 1:3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh. Romans 1:4 And declared [to be] the Son of God, with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead: Romans 1:5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship for obedience to the faith among all nations for his name: Romans 1:6 Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ: Romans 1:7 To all that are in Rome, beloved of God, called [to be] saints: Grace to you, and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 1:8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.
and his desire to come to them.
Romans 1:9 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers, Romans 1:10 Making request (if by any means now at length I may have a prosperous journey by the will of God) to come to you. Romans 1:11 For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established; Romans 1:12 That is, that I may be comforted together with you, by the mutual faith both of you and me. Romans 1:13 Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that I have often purposed to come to you (but have been hitherto hindered) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles. Romans 1:14 I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the barbarians, both to the wise, and to the unwise. Romans 1:15 So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at 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: for it is the power of God to salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. Romans 1:17 For in this is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
God is angry with all manner of sin.
Romans 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness, and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness. Romans 1:19 Because that which may be known of God, is manifest in them; for God hath shown [it] to them. Romans 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 Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
What were the sins of the Gentiles.
Romans 1:21 Because that when they knew God, they glorified [him] not as God, neither were thankful, but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools: Romans 1:23 And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping animals. Romans 1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves: Romans 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshiped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. Romans 1:26 For this cause God gave them up to vile affections. For even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: Romans 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one towards another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet. Romans 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in [their] knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Romans 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Romans 1:30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventers of evil things, disobedient to parents, Romans 1:31 Without understanding, covenant-breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Romans 1:32 Who, knowing the judgment of God, that they who commit such things are worthy of death; not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.