20 For since the creation of the world (A)His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and [a]Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but (B)became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 (C)Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the (D)incorruptible (E)God into an image made like [b]corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.

24 (F)Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, (G)to dishonor their bodies (H)among themselves, 25 who exchanged (I)the truth of God (J)for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

26 For this reason God gave them up to (K)vile passions. For even their [c]women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the [d]men, leaving the natural use of the [e]woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.

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  1. Romans 1:20 divine nature, deity
  2. Romans 1:23 perishable
  3. Romans 1:26 Lit. females
  4. Romans 1:27 Lit. males
  5. Romans 1:27 Lit. female

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