Bible, Ethician Version
 To all that
be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from
 Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you.
 For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;
 That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.
 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.
 I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise.
 So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.
 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.
 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
 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:
 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.
 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou
judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same
 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,
 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:
 And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness,
 An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law.
 Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?
 As it is
written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:
 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:
 Their feet are swift to shed blood:
 Destruction and misery are in their ways:
 And the way of peace have they not known:
 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
 Blessed are
they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.
 For we know
that the law is spiritual.
 For as many
as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons and daughters of God.
 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God.
 Lord, they
have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone,
and they seek my life.
 Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back alway.
 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall?
 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
 Or he that
exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he
that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
 Let every
soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the
powers that be are ordained of God.
 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
 For this, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
 For whether
we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord:
whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.
 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
 Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.
 Let not then your good be evil spoken of:
 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.
 We then that
are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please
 Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification.
 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:
 That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope.
 And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.
 That I may come unto you with joy by the will of God, and may with you be refreshed.
 Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.
 And the God
of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet.