Romans 1:20

Romans 1:20 NASB “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood thorough what has been made, so that they are without excuse.” Paul has laid out a clear case for the wrath of God against unrighteousness. Man is without excuse. God […]

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Romans 1:19

Romans 1:19 NASB “because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them.” The continuation of this thought about man suppressing the truth in unrighteousness takes a turn in Paul’s explanation in how they suppress the truth. The truth that there is a Creator and a Maker […]

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Romans 1:18

Romans 1:18 NASB “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,” The wrath of God must be understood to accurately portray the gospel and God’s perfect will in our lives. Wrath is translated in the greek “thumos”. This specific use of […]

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Romans 1:17

Romans 1:17 NASB “For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “BUT THE RIGHTEOUS man SHALL LIVE BY FAITH.”” This passage is a direct continuation from the previous passage as Paul affirms that in the gospel is the act of God’s righteousness. The gospel isn’t just […]

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Romans 1:16

Romans 1:16 NASB “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.” As Paul begins with the theme of the letter, he asserts his unashamed allegiance to the gospel. He has witnessed firsthand the […]

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Romans 1:14-15

Romans 1:14-15 NASB “(14)I am under obligation both to the Greeks and to the barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish. (15)So, for my part, I am eager to preach the gospel to you also who are in Rome.” The Greeks viewed everyone else on the outside to be a “barbarian”, and they […]

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Romans 1:12-13

Romans 1:12-13 NASB “(13)that is, that I may be encouraged together with you while among you, each of us by the other’s faith, both yours and mine. (13)I do not want you to be unaware, brethren, that often I have planned to come to you (and have been prevented so far) so that I may […]

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Romans 1:10-11

Romans 1:10-11 NASB “(10)always in my prayers making request, if perhaps now at last by the will of God I may succeed in coming to you. (11)For I long to see you so that I may impart some spiritual gift to you, that you may be established;” Paul has been planning a trip to the […]

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Romans 1:9

Romans 1:9 NASB “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,” An interesting idiom is used in this verse. The phrase “in my spirit” has the same meaning as “from the bottom of my […]

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Romans 1:8

Romans 1:8 NASB “First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, because your faith is being proclaimed throughout the whole world.” Paul continues his long introduction (which will continue though v15) but as he’s transitioned out of speaking of himself, the gospel and God. He gives a heartfelt encouragement to the recipients […]

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