Etheridge(i) 1 PAULOS, a servant of Jeshu Meshiha, called, and an apostle, who hath been separated unto the gospel of Aloha, 2 which from of old he had promised by the hand of the prophets, in the holy writings, 3 concerning his Son, who was born, according to the flesh, of the seed of the house of David, 4 and is known [Or, acknowledged.] (to be) the Son of Aloha by power, and by the Holy Spirit, who raised him from among the dead, Jeshu Meshiha our Lord: 5 by whom we have received grace and apostleship among all nations, that they should become obedient unto the faith of his name: 6 and you also are of them, called in Jeshu Meshiha: 7 To all who are in Ruma, beloved of Aloha, called and saints; peace and grace be with you from Aloha our Father, and from our Lord Jeshu Meshiha. 8 First, I praise my God through Jeshu Meshiha on behalf of you all, that your faith is heard (of) in all the world. 9 For a witness unto me is Aloha, whom I serve in the spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing at all time I remember you in my prayers. 10 And I pray that from now there may be opened unto me the way, by the will of Aloha, to come to you. 11 For I greatly desire to see you, and to impart to you the gift of the Spirit, that thereby you may be established, 12 and that together we may be comforted by your faith and mine. 13 BUT I will that you know, my brethren, that many times I have willed to come to you, and have been hindered until this; that among you also I may have fruit as among the rest of the nations 14 of the Javnoyee and Barbaroyee, the wise and the foolish, because to every man am I obligated to preach; 15 and so am I urged to evangelize unto you also who are in Ruma. 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of Aloha for the salvation of all who believe in him, whether of the Jihudoyee first, or of the Aramoyee: 17 for the righteousness of Aloha in it is revealed from faith to faith, as it is written, the righteous by faith shall live. 18 For the wrath of Aloha is revealed from heaven against all the unrighteousness and depravity of the sons of men, who the truth in unrighteousness detain. 19 Because the knowledge of Aloha is revealed in them; for Aloha revealed it in them. 20 For the occult things [Kasyotheh d'Aloha.] of Aloha from the foundations of the world, unto his creatures by intelligence are apparent, and his power and his Godhead eternal, that they may be without excuse. 21 For when they knew Aloha, they did not as Aloha glorify him and praise him, but became vain in their imaginations, and their heart was darkened, that they understood not. 22 And while thinking in themselves that they were wise, they were fools.[Or, befooled.] 23 And they changed the glory of Aloha the Incorruptible into the likeness of the image of corruptible man, and into the likeness of birds and of four-footed (beasts) and of reptiles of the earth. 24 Because of this Aloha delivered them up to the unclean lusts of their hearts, that they would debase their bodies among them. 25 And they changed the truth of Aloha into a lie, and worshipped and served the creatures rather than their Creator, to whom be praises and blessings for ever and ever. Amen. 26 WHEREFORE Aloha delivered them up to passions of vileness: for their females changed the use of their nature, and to what is not natural were used. 27 And also their males likewise left the natural use of their females, and were inflamed with concupiscence one with another, and male with male wrought shamefulness, and the just retribution for their perverseness in themselves received. 28 And as they did not decide in themselves to know Aloha, so did Aloha cause them to be delivered up to a mind of vainness, and to do what is not fit; 29 being filled with all wickedness, and uncleanness, and rancour, and malice, and rapacity, and envy, and murder, and contention, and deceit, and evil imaginings, 30 and murmurings, and slanders, and hating of Aloha: vilifiers, inflated ones, boasters, inventors of evil things, mindless, disobedient to parents, 31 (men) to whom a compact is nothing, and (who) neither love peace nor (have) mercy in them; 32 who, knowing the judgment of Aloha, that they who these things do, unto death are condemned, (yet) not only do them, but also participate with those who do them.