22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools(A) 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images(B) made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.

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

26 Because of this, God gave them over(I) to shameful lusts.(J) Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones.(K) 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.(L)

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