Romans 1:16-17 - The Theme of the Letter 

16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.

17 For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written [in Habakkuk 2:4 ]:  

        "The righteous will live by faith.”

        [RSV: “he who through faith is righteous shall live”

         NEB:“he shall gain life who is justified through faith” ]


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