14 For when Gentiles, who do not have the law, (A)by nature do what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law. 15 They show that the work of the law is (B)written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness, and their conflicting thoughts accuse or even excuse them

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19 For what can be (A)known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, (B)have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world,[a] in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.

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Footnotes

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

The Law of the Lord Is Perfect

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

19 (A)The heavens declare the glory of God,
    and the sky above[a] proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours out speech,
    and night to night reveals knowledge.
There is no speech, nor are there words,
    whose voice is not heard.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 19:1 Hebrew the expanse; compare Genesis 1:6–8

32 Though they know (A)God's righteous decree that those who practice such things (B)deserve to die, they not only do them but (C)give approval to those who practice them.

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God's Righteous Judgment

Therefore you have (A)no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For (B)in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things.

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