16 For I am not (A)ashamed of the gospel, for (B)it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the (C)Jew first and also to (D)the Greek. 17 For in it (E)the righteousness of God is revealed [a]from faith to faith; as it is written, “[b](F)But the righteous man shall live by faith.”

Unbelief and Its Consequences

18 For (G)the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who (H)suppress the truth [c]in unrighteousness, 19 because (I)that which is known about God is evident [d]within them; for God made it evident to them. 20 For (J)since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, (K)being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. 21 For even though they knew God, they did not [e]honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became (L)futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 (M)Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and (N)exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and [f]crawling creatures.

24 Therefore (O)God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be (P)dishonored among them. 25 For they exchanged the truth of God for [g]a (Q)lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, (R)who is blessed [h]forever. Amen.

26 For this reason (S)God gave them over to (T)degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is [i]unnatural, 27 and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, (U)men with men committing [j]indecent acts and receiving in [k]their own persons the due penalty of their error.

28 And just as they did not see fit [l]to acknowledge God any longer, (V)God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are (W)gossips, 30 slanderers, [m](X)haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, (Y)disobedient to parents, 31 without understanding, untrustworthy, (Z)unloving, unmerciful; 32 and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of (AA)death, they not only do the same, but also (AB)give hearty approval to those who practice them.

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 1:17 Or by
  2. Romans 1:17 Or But he who is righteous by faith shall live
  3. Romans 1:18 Or by
  4. Romans 1:19 Or among
  5. Romans 1:21 Lit glorify
  6. Romans 1:23 Or reptiles
  7. Romans 1:25 Lit the lie
  8. Romans 1:25 Lit unto the ages
  9. Romans 1:26 Lit against nature
  10. Romans 1:27 Lit the shameless deed
  11. Romans 1:27 Lit themselves
  12. Romans 1:28 Lit to have God in knowledge
  13. Romans 1:30 Or hateful to God

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