Romans 1:1

1 Paul, a
slave: The strong Greek word doulos cannot be accurately translated in English by "servant" or "bond servant"; the HCSB translates this word as "slave," not out of insensitivity to the legitimate concerns of modern English speakers, but out of a commitment to accurately convey the brutal reality of the Roman empire's inhumane institution as well as the ownership called for by Christ.
slave of Christ Jesus, called as an apostle
Or Jesus, a called apostle
c and singled out d for God’s good news e
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