Romans 1:1-17 - Easy-To-Read Version (ERV)
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1 1Greetings from Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus. God called me to be an apostle.*
I was chosen to tell God's Good News* to all people. 2God promised long ago to give
this Good News to his people. God used his prophets* to promise this. That promise
is written in the Holy Scriptures.* 3-4The Good News is about God's Son, Jesus Christ
our Lord. As a person, he was born from the family of David.* But through the Spirit
of holiness* Jesus was shown to be God's Son. He was shown to be God's Son with
great power by rising from death. 5Through Christ, God gave me the special work
of an apostle.* God gave me this work to lead people of all nations to believe and
obey God. And I do this work for Christ. 6And you people in Rome were also called
to belong to Jesus Christ. 7This letter is to all of you in Rome that God has called
to be his holy people.* You are people that God loves. Grace (kindness) and peace
to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
A Prayer of Thanks
8First I want to say that I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you. I
thank God because people everywhere in the world are talking about your great faith.
9-10Every time I pray I always remember you. God knows this is true. God is the
One I worship (serve) in my spirit by telling people the Good News* about his Son.
I pray that I will be allowed to come to you. It will happen if God wants it. 11I
want very much to see you. I want to give you some spiritual gift to make you strong.
12I mean that I want us to help each other with the faith that we have. Your faith
will help me, and my faith will help you. 13Brothers [and sisters], I want you to
know that I planned many times to come to you. But I have not been allowed to come
to you. I wanted to come so that I could help you grow spiritually. I want to help
you like I have helped the other non-Jewish people. 14I must serve all people--Greeks
and non-Greeks, wise people and foolish people. 15That is why I want so much to
tell the Good News* to you there in Rome. 16I am proud of the Good News. The Good
News is the power God uses to save every person that believes--to save the Jews
first, and also to save the non-Jews. 17The Good News shows how God makes people
right with himself. God's way of making people right begins and ends with faith.
Like the Scripture* says, "The person that is right with God by faith will live
Footnotes: apostle A person Jesus chose to represent him in a special way. Good
News The news that God has made a way for people to have their sins forgiven and
live with Him forever. prophets People who spoke for God. Scripture(s) Holy Writings--the
Old Testament. David King of Israel about 1000 years before Christ. Spirit of holiness
Probably the Holy Spirit. apostle A person Jesus chose to represent Him in a special
way. holy people God's people are called holy because they are made pure through
Christ and belong only to God. "The person ... forever" Quote from Hab. 2:4.
"Taken from the HOLY BIBLE: EASY-TO-READ VERSION © 2001 by World Bible Translation
Center, Inc. and used by permission."
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