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Romans 1:16-25 American Standard Version (ASV)

16 For I am not ashamed of the [a]gospel: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 17 For therein is revealed a righteousness of God from faith unto faith: as it is written, [b]But the righteous shall live [c]by faith.

18 For [d]the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who [e]hinder the truth in unrighteousness; 19 because that which is known of God is manifest in them; for God manifested it unto them. 20 For the invisible things of him since the creation of the world are clearly seen, being perceived through the things that are made, even his everlasting power and divinity; [f]that they may be without excuse: 21 because that, knowing God, they glorified him not as God, neither gave thanks; but became vain in their reasonings, and their senseless heart was darkened. 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God for the likeness of an image of corruptible man, and of birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things.

24 Wherefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts unto uncleanness, that their bodies should be dishonored among themselves: 25 for that they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed [g]for ever. Amen.


  1. Romans 1:16 Greek good tidings. See verse 1.
  2. Romans 1:17 Hab. 2:4.
  3. Romans 1:17 Greek from.
  4. Romans 1:18 Or, a wrath
  5. Romans 1:18 Or, hold the truth. Compare 1 Cor. 7:30 (Greek).
  6. Romans 1:20 Or, so that they are
  7. Romans 1:25 Greek unto the ages.

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