Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1Paulus, a Servant of Yeshua The Messiah, a called one, and an Apostle, who was separated to The Gospel of God, 2Which from the first he had promised by his Prophets in the Holy Scriptures, 3About his Son, who is begotten in the flesh from the seed of the house of David, 4And was revealed The Son of God in power and by the Holy Spirit, who arose from the place of the dead, Yeshua The Messiah, Our Lord. 5For in him we have received grace and Apostleship among all the nations, so that they would obey the faith of his name. 6For you also are of them, called by Yeshua The Messiah.
7To all who are in Rome, beloved of God, called and holy: Peace and grace be with you from God Our Father and from Our Lord, Yeshua The Messiah.
8First, I thank my God in Yeshua The Messiah for all of you because your faith is heard* in the whole world. 9For God is calling me to testify, whom I serve by The Spirit in The Gospel of his Son, that without ceasing, I am always reminded of you in my prayers, 10And I seek favor, that from now on, a way may be opened to me in the will of God that I may come to you, 11Because I have greatly desired to see you and to give you a gift of The Spirit that you may be confirmed in him. 12And we will be comforted together in your faith and mine. 13But I want you to know*, my brethren, that many times I have wanted to come to you and I was prohibited until now, that I also may have fruit in you like that in others of the Gentiles, 14Greeks and Barbarians, wise and ignorant, for I owe a debt to preach* to every person. 15And so I take pains that also I may preach The Good News to you who are in Rome.
16For I am not ashamed of The Gospel, because it is the power of God for the life of all who believe in it, whether of The Judeans first, or of the Aramaeans *. 17For the justice of God is revealed in it from faith to faith, according to that which is written: "The just one shall live by faith."
18For the wrath of God is revealed from Heaven against all the evils and the wickedness of the children of men, those who are holding the truth in evil. 19Because a knowledge of God is revealed to them, for God has revealed it to them. 20For the secrets of God from the foundation of the world are appearing to his creatures through intelligence, even his power and his eternal Godhead, that they will be without a defense, 21Because they knew God, and they did not glorify him as God, nor did they give him thanks, but they became destitute in their reasoning and became dull in their heart without understanding. 22And when they thought in themselves that they were wise, they became insane. 23And they changed the glory of God, who is indestructible, into the likeness of the image of man, which is destructible, and into the likeness of birds and of four footed animals and of creeping things of The Earth.
24Because of this, God handed them over to the vile desires of their heart to disgrace their bodies among themselves. 25And they exchanged the truth of God for lies, and they revered and served created things more than their Creator, to whom belong praises and blessings to the eternity of eternities*, amen.
26Therefore God handed them over to disgraceful diseases*, and their females changed their natural need and became accustomed to that which is unnatural. 27And again also their males in this way abandoned the natural need for females, and they were ravished with desire one for another, even male for male, and committed disgrace and received a right reward in their persons for their error.
28And because they decided in themselves not to know God, God handed them over to a worthless mind so that they would be doing whatever is inappropriate, 29As they are filled with every injustice and fornication, bitterness, wickedness, greed, envy, murder, contention, treachery and wicked reasoning, 30Murmuring, slander, and they are detestable to God, being insolent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil, lacking reason, who do not obey their parents, 31Because they have no stability, neither love, nor peace, nor compassion in them, 32Who, while knowing the judgment of God, that those who commit such things are condemned to death, were not only doing these things, but also were attached to those who were doing these things.