20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, (A)have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world,[a] in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they (B)became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 (C)Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and (D)exchanged the glory of (E)the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.

24 Therefore (F)God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to (G)the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 25 because they exchanged the truth about God for (H)a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, (I)who is blessed forever! Amen.

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 1:20 Or clearly perceived from the creation of the world

20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made,(A) so that people are without excuse.(B)

21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.(C) 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools(D) 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images(E) made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.

24 Therefore God gave them over(F) in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another.(G) 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie,(H) and worshiped and served created things(I) rather than the Creator—who is forever praised.(J) Amen.(K)

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