19 because (A)what may be known of God is [a]manifest [b]in them, for (B)God has shown it to them. 20 For since the creation of the world (C)His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and [c]Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but (D)became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 (E)Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the (F)incorruptible (G)God into an image made like [d]corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.

24 (H)Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, (I)to dishonor their bodies (J)among themselves, 25 who exchanged (K)the truth of God (L)for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

26 For this reason God gave them up to (M)vile passions. For even their [e]women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the [f]men, leaving the natural use of the [g]woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.

28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things (N)which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, [h]sexual immorality, wickedness, [i]covetousness, [j]maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 [k]undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, [l]unforgiving, unmerciful; 32 who, (O)knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things (P)are deserving of death, not only do the same but also (Q)approve of those who practice them.

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  1. Romans 1:19 evident
  2. Romans 1:19 among
  3. Romans 1:20 divine nature, deity
  4. Romans 1:23 perishable
  5. Romans 1:26 Lit. females
  6. Romans 1:27 Lit. males
  7. Romans 1:27 Lit. female
  8. Romans 1:29 NU omits sexual immorality
  9. Romans 1:29 greed
  10. Romans 1:29 malice
  11. Romans 1:31 without understanding
  12. Romans 1:31 NU omits unforgiving

10 As it is written:

(A)“There is none righteous, no, not one;
11 There is none who understands;
There is none who seeks after God.
12 They have all turned aside;
They have together become unprofitable;
There is none who does good, no, not one.”
13 “Their(B) throat is an open [a]tomb;
With their tongues they have practiced deceit”;
(C)“The poison of asps is under their lips”;
14 “Whose(D) mouth is full of cursing and bitterness.”
15 “Their(E) feet are swift to shed blood;
16 Destruction and misery are in their ways;
17 And the way of peace they have not known.”
18 “There(F) is no fear of God before their eyes.”

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  1. Romans 3:13 grave

23 for (A)all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

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Christ in Our Place

For when we were still without strength, [a]in due time (A)Christ died for the ungodly.

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  1. Romans 5:6 at the right time

Death in Adam, Life in Christ(A)

12 Therefore, just as (B)through one man sin entered the world, and (C)death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned—

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19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by (A)one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.

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knowing this, that (A)our old man was crucified with Him, that (B)the body of sin might be [a]done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.

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  1. Romans 6:6 rendered inoperative

14 For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am carnal, (A)sold under sin. 15 For what I am doing, I do not understand. (B)For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do. 16 If, then, I do what I will not to do, I agree with the law that it is good. 17 But now, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me. 18 For I know that (C)in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find. 19 For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice. 20 Now if I do what I will not to do, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me.

21 I find then a law, that evil is present with me, the one who wills to do good. 22 For I (D)delight in the law of God according to (E)the inward man. 23 But (F)I see another law in (G)my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. 24 O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me (H)from this body of death? 25 (I)I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord!

So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin.

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14 For (A)as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. 15 For (B)you did not receive the spirit of bondage again (C)to fear, but you received the (D)Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, (E)“Abba,[a] Father.” 16 (F)The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then (G)heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, (H)if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.

From Suffering to Glory

18 For I consider that (I)the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

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  1. Romans 8:15 Lit., in Aram., Father

29 For whom (A)He foreknew, (B)He also predestined (C)to be conformed to the image of His Son, (D)that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.

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21 For since, in the (A)wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. 22 For (B)Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom; 23 but we preach Christ crucified, (C)to the Jews a [a]stumbling block and to the [b]Greeks (D)foolishness, 24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ (E)the power of God and (F)the wisdom of God. 25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

Glory Only in the Lord

26 For [c]you see your calling, brethren, (G)that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many [d]noble, are called. 27 But (H)God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; 28 and the [e]base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, 29 that no flesh should glory in His presence. 30 But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and (I)righteousness and sanctification and redemption— 31 that, as it is written, (J)“He who glories, let him glory in the Lord.”

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  1. 1 Corinthians 1:23 Gr. skandalon, offense
  2. 1 Corinthians 1:23 NU Gentiles
  3. 1 Corinthians 1:26 consider
  4. 1 Corinthians 1:26 well-born
  5. 1 Corinthians 1:28 insignificant or lowly

19 (A)If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable.

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21 For (A)since by man came death, (B)by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall (C)be made alive.

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By Grace Through Faith

And (A)you He made alive, (B)who were dead in trespasses and sins, (C)in which you once walked according to the [a]course of this world, according to (D)the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in (E)the sons of disobedience, (F)among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in (G)the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and (H)were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.

But God, (I)who is rich in mercy, because of His (J)great love with which He loved us, (K)even when we were dead in trespasses, (L)made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together (M)in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in (N)His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. (O)For by grace you have been saved (P)through faith, and that not of yourselves; (Q)it is the gift of God, not of (R)works, lest anyone should (S)boast. 10 For we are (T)His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

Brought Near by His Blood

11 Therefore remember that you, once Gentiles in the flesh—who are called Uncircumcision by what is called (U)the Circumcision made in the flesh by hands— 12 that at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

Christ Our Peace

14 For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, 15 having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one (V)new man from the two, thus making peace, 16 and that He might (W)reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby (X)putting to death the enmity. 17 And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near. 18 For (Y)through Him we both have access (Z)by one Spirit to the Father.

Christ Our Cornerstone

19 Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20 having been (AA)built (AB)on the foundation of the (AC)apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being (AD)the chief cornerstone, 21 in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into (AE)a holy temple in the Lord, 22 (AF)in whom you also are being built together for a (AG)dwelling place of God in the Spirit.

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  1. Ephesians 2:2 Gr. aion, aeon

21 And you, (A)who once were alienated and enemies in your mind (B)by wicked works, yet now He has (C)reconciled 22 (D)in the body of His flesh through death, (E)to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight—

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Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds, 10 and have put on the new man who (A)is renewed in knowledge (B)according to the image of Him who (C)created him, 11 where there is neither (D)Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, (E)but Christ is all and in all.

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