All rights reserved. 25 For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways! This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when he held back and did not punish those who sinned in times past, 26 for he was looking ahead and including them in what he would do in this present time. 27 Can we boast, then, that we have done anything to be accepted by God? It looks like you’re already subscribed to Bible Gateway Plus! 3 Then what’s the advantage of being a Jew? 5 Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace [] with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. 5 Through Christ, God has given us the privilege[c] and authority as apostles to tell Gentiles everywhere what God has done for them, so that they will believe and obey him, bringing glory to his name. 20 For no one can ever be made right with God by doing what the law commands. 1 This letter is from Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus, chosen by God to be an apostle and sent out to preach his Good News. Romans 5 New Living Translation (NLT) Faith Brings Joy. 2 Yes, there are great benefits! 28 Since they thought it foolish to acknowledge God, he abandoned them to their foolish thinking and let them do things that should never be done. 28 So we are made right with God through faith and not by obeying the law. How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways! 11 For I long to visit you so I can bring you some spiritual gift that will help you grow strong in the Lord. 31 They refuse to understand, break their promises, are heartless, and have no mercy. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. 26 That is why God abandoned them to their shameful desires. Isn’t he also the God of the Gentiles? 15 For the law always brings punishment on those who try to obey it. 13 Clearly, God’s promise to give the whole earth to Abraham and his descendants was based not on his obedience to God’s law, but on a right relationship with God that comes by faith. Begin reading God's Word ad-free with instant access to your new online study library. Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Your credit card won’t be charged until the trial period is over. You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. Romans 7. Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. [j] 31 Well then, if we emphasize faith, does this mean that we can forget about the law? 24 So God abandoned them to do whatever shameful things their hearts desired. No Longer Bound to the Law. Summary; Audio; Videos; Summary of the Book of Romans. Of course not! Advance your knowledge of Scripture with this resource library of over 40 reference books, including commentaries and Study Bible notes. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. Romans 8. Of course he is. New Living Translation (NLT), NLT Girls Life Application Study Bible--soft leather-look, teal/pink with flowers, NLT Chronological Life Application Study Bible, Leatherlike Brown/Green/Dark Teal, NLT Teen Life Application Study Bible, Hardcover, NLT, The One Year Bible Creative Expressions Edition, Softcover, NLT Thinline Reference Bible, Filament Enabled Edition--soft leather-look, rustic brown. They invent new ways of sinning, and they disobey their parents. Romans 2. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. God’s Judgment of Sin. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. 34 For who can know the Lord’s thoughts? Amen. Amen. As a result, they did vile and degrading things with each other’s bodies. 13 I want you to know, dear brothers and sisters,[e] that I planned many times to visit you, but I was prevented until now. Even if everyone else is a liar, God is true. New Living Translation Update. 27 And the men, instead of having normal sexual relations with women, burned with lust for each other. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. Their tongues are filled with lies.”“Snake venom drips from their lips.”[e]14     “Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.”[f]15 “They rush to commit murder.16     Destruction and misery always follow them.17 They don’t know where to find peace.”[g]18     “They have no fear of God at all.”[h]. 2 You may think you can condemn such people, but you are just as bad, and you have no excuse! 19 Obviously, the law applies to those to whom it was given, for its purpose is to keep people from having excuses, and to show that the entire world is guilty before God. Three easy steps to start your free trial subscription to Bible Gateway Plus. “You will be proved right in what you say. May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace. You can cancel anytime during the trial period. Learn more. All rights reserved. Romans 11:33-36 New Living Translation (NLT). 8 So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. Isn’t it unfair, then, for him to punish us?” (This is merely a human point of view.)