Romans: Chapter 01

The Epistle to the Romans. The 1st Chapter
Ver.
Wycliffe (1382/95)
Tyndale (1526)
Geneva (1560)
King James (1611)
1:1 Paul, the servant of Jesus Christ, called an apostle, parted into the gospel of God; Paul the servant of Jesus Christ, called unto the office of an apostle, put apart to preach the gospel of God, Paul a servant of JESUS CHRIST, called to be an Apostle, put apart to preach the Gospel of God, Paul a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an Apostle, separated unto the Gospel of God,
1:2 which he had promised before by his prophets in holy scriptures which he promised afore by his prophets, in the holy scriptures (Which he had promised afore by his Prophets in the holy Scriptures) (Which he had promised afore by his Prophets in the holy Scriptures,)
1:3 of his Son, the which is made of the seed of David after the flesh, that make mention of his son, the which was begotten of the seed of David, as pertaining to the flesh: Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord (which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh, Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh,
1:4 which is predestined the Son of God in virtue, after the Spirit of hallowing of the again-rising of dead men, of Jesus Christ our Lord, and declared to be the son of God with power of the holy ghost, that sanctifieth, since the time that Jesus Christ our lord rose again from death, And declared mightily to be the Son of God, touching the Spirit of sanctification by the resurrection from the dead) And declared to be the Son of God, with power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.
1:5 by whom we have received grace and apostlehood, to obey to the faith in all folks for his name, by whom we have received grace and apostleship, that all gentiles should obey to the faith which is in his name, By whom we have received grace and Apostleship (that obedience might be given unto the faith) in his Name among all the Gentiles, By whom we have received grace and Apostleship for obedience to the faith among all nations for his Name,
1:6 among which ye be also called of Jesus Christ, of the which number are ye also, which are Jesus Christ’s by vocation. Among whom ye be also the called of Jesus Christ: Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ.
1:7 to all that be at Rome, the loved of God, called holy, grace be to you, and peace of God our Father, and of the Lord Jesus Christ. To all you of Rome beloved of God, and saints by calling. Grace be with you and peace from God our father, and from the lord Jesus Christ. To all you that be at Rome beloved of God, called to be Saints: Grace be with you, and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be Saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
1:8 First I do thankings to my God, by Jesus Christ, for all you, for your faith is shewed in all the world. First verily I thank my god through Jesus Christ for you all, because your faith is published throughout all the world. First I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, because your faith is published throughout the whole world. First I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.
1:9 For God is a witness to me, whom I serve in my spirit, in the gospel of his Son, for without ceasing I make mind of you evermore in my prayers, 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, For God is my witness (whom I serve in my spirit in the Gospel of his Son) that without ceasing I make mention of you Always in my prayers, 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,
1:10 and praying, if in any manner sometime I have a speedy way in the will of God to come to you. beseeching that at one time or another, a prosperous journey (by the will of god) might fortune me to come unto you. beseeching, that by some means one time or other I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God, to come unto you. Making request, (if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God) to come unto you.
1:11 For I desire to see you, that I give to you something of spiritual grace, that ye be confirmed, For I long to see you, that I might bestow among you some spiritual gift, to strengthen you withal For I long to see you, that I might bestow among you some spiritual gift, to strengthen you, For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established,
1:12 that is, to be comforted together in you, by that faith that is both yours and mine together. (that is) that I might have consolation together with you, through the common faith, which both ye and I have. That is, that I might be comforted together with you, through our mutual faith, both yours and mine. That is, that I may be comforted together with you, by the mutual faith both of you and me.
1:13 And, brethren, I will not, that ye unknow, that oft I purposed to come to you, and I am forbidden till this time, that I have some fruit in you, as and in other folks. I would that ye should know, brethren, how that I have oftentimes purposed to come unto you (but have been let hitherto) to have some fruit among you, as I have among other of the gentiles. Now my brethren, I would that ye should not be ignorant, how that I have oftentimes purposed to come unto you (but have been let hitherto) that I might have some fruit also among you, as I have among the other Gentiles. Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles.
1:14 To Greeks and to barbarians, to wise men and to unwise men, I am debtor, For I am debtor both to the greeks, and to them which are no greeks, unto the learned and also unto the unlearned. I am debtor both to the Grecians, and to the Barbarians, both to the wise men & unto the unwise. I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians, both to the wise, and to the unwise.
1:15 so that that is in me is ready to preach the gospel also to you that be at Rome. Likewise, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you of Rome also. Therefore, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the Gospel to you also that are at Rome. So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the Gospel to you that are at Rome also.
1:16 For I shame not the gospel, for it is the virtue of God into health to each man that believeth, to the Jew first, and to the Greek. For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, because it is the power of God unto salvation to all that believe, namely to the jew, and also to the gentile, For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth, to the Jew first, and also to the Grecian. For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation, to every one that believeth, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
1:17 For the rightwiseness of God is shewed in it, of faith into faith, as it is written, For a just man liveth of faith. For by it the rightwiseness which cometh of God is opened, from faith to faith. As it is written: the just shall live by faith. For by it the righteousness of God is revealed, from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
1:18 Forsooth the wrath of God is shewed from heaven upon all unpiety and unrightwiseness of those men, that withhold the truth of God in unrightwiseness. For the wrath of god of heaven appeareth against all ungodliness and unrightwiseness of men which withhold the truth in unrightwiseness, For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness, and unrighteousness of men, which withhold the truth in unrighteousness, For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness, and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness.
1:19 For that that is known of God is shewn to them, for God hath shewed to them. seeing that that, which may be known of god, is manifest among them. For God did shew it unto them. Forasmuch as that, which may be known of God, is manifest in them: for God hath shewed it unto them. Because that which may be known of God, is manifest in them, for God hath shewed it unto them.
1:20 For the invisible things of him, of the creature of the world, by those things that be made, understood be beholden, and the everlasting virtue of him, and the Godhead, so that they be unexcusable. For his invisible things (that is to say, his eternal power and godhead) are understood and seen, by the works from the creation of the world. So that they are without excuse, For the invisible things of him, that is, his eternal power and Godhead, are seen by the creation of the world, being considered in his works, to the intent that they should be without excuse: 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:
1:21 For when they had known God, they glorified him not as God, neither did thankings; but they vanished in their thoughts, and the unwise heart of them was darked. inasmuch as when they knew God they glorified him not as god, neither were thankful, but waxed full of vanities in their imaginations. And their foolish hearts were blinded. 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 full of darkness. 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:
1:22 Soothly they saying themselves to be wise men, they were made fools. When they counted themselves wise, they became fools When they professed themselves to be wise, they became fools. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools:
1:23 And they changed the glory of uncorruptible God into the likeness of an image of corruptible man, and of birds, and of four-footed beasts, and of serpents. and turned the glory of the immortal god, unto the similitude of the image of mortal man, and of birds, and four footed beasts and serpents. For they turned the glory of the incorruptible God to the similitude of the image of a corruptible man, & of birds, and four footed beasts, & of creeping things. And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God, into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four footed beasts, and creeping things:
1:24 For which thing God betook them into the desires of their heart, into uncleanness, that they punish with wrongs their bodies in themselves. For this cause god gave them up unto their hearts’ lusts, unto uncleanness to defile their own bodies between themselves: Wherefore also God gave them up to their hearts’ lusts, unto uncleanness, to defile their own bodies between themselves: Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
1:25 The which men changed the truth of God into lying, and praised and served a creature rather than the creator, that is blessed into worlds. Amen. which turned his truth unto a lie, and worshipped and served the creatures more than the maker, which is blessed forever Amen. Which turned the truth of God unto a lie, and worshipped and served the creature, forsaking the Creator, which is blessed for ever, Amen. Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
1:26 Therefore God betook them into passions of evil fame. For the women of them changed the natural use into that use that is against kind. For this cause god gave them up unto shameful lusts. For even their women did change the natural use unto the unnatural. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
1:27 Also the males forsook the natural use of woman, and burned in their desires together, and males into males working filthhood, and receiving in themselves the meed that behooved of their error. And likewise also the men left the natural use of the woman, and burnt in lust one on another among themselves. And man with man wrought filthiness, and received in themselves the reward of their error as it was according. And likewise also the men left the natural use of the woman, and burned in their lust one toward another, and man with man wrought filthiness, & received in themselves such recompense of their error, as was meet. 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.
1:28 And as they proved not to have God in knowing, God betook them into a reproveable wit, that they do those things that be not suitable; And as it seemed not good unto them to be aknown of god, even so god delivered them up unto a lewd mind, that they should do those things which wert not comely, For as they regarded not to know God, even so God delivered them up unto a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient, 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:
1:29 that they be full-filled with all wickedness, malice, fornication, covetousness, waywardness, full of envy, manslaying, strife, guile, evil will, being full of all unrighteous doing, of fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness, full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, evil conditioned whisperers, Being full of all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness, full of envy, of murder, of debate, of deceit, taking all things in the evil part, whisperers, Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness, full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity, whisperers,
1:30 privy backbiters, detractors, hateful to God, wrongful despisers, proud, high over measure, finders of evil things, not obedient to father and mother, backbiters, haters of God, doers of wrong, proud, boasters, bringers up of evil things, disobedient to fathers and mothers, Backbiters, haters of God, doers of wrong, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents;
1:31 unwise, unmannerly, without affection, without bond of peace, without mercy. without understanding, covenant breakers, unloving, stubborn and merciless. without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, such as can never be appeased, merciless. Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful;
1:32 The which when they had known the rightwiseness of God, understood not, that they that do such things be worthy the death, not only they that do such things, but also they that consent to the doers. which men, though they knew the rightwiseness of God, how that they which such things commit are worthy of death, yet not only did the same, but also had pleasure in them that did them. Which men, though they knew the Law of God, how that they which commit such things, are worthy of death, yet not only do the same, but also favour them that do them. Who knowing the judgement of God, (that they which commit such things, are worthy of death) not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
Romans: Chapter 02