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Romans 1:18-32 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

The Guilt of the Gentile World

18 For God’s wrath is revealed from heaven against all godlessness and unrighteousness of people who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth, 19 since what can be known[a] about God is evident among them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, that is, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen since the creation of the world, being understood through what he has made. As a result, people are without excuse. 21 For though they knew God, they did not glorify him as God or show gratitude. Instead, their thinking became worthless, and their senseless hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man, birds, four-footed animals, and reptiles.

24 Therefore God delivered them over in the desires of their hearts to sexual impurity, so that their bodies were degraded among themselves. 25 They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served what has been created instead of the Creator, who is praised forever. Amen.

From Idolatry to Depravity

26 For this reason God delivered them over to disgraceful passions. Their women[b] exchanged natural sexual relations[c] for unnatural ones. 27 The men[d] in the same way also left natural relations with women and were inflamed in their lust for one another. Men committed shameless acts with men and received in their own persons[e] the appropriate penalty of their error.

28 And because they did not think it worthwhile to acknowledge God, God delivered them over to a corrupt mind so that they do what is not right. 29 They are filled with all unrighteousness,[f] evil, greed, and wickedness. They are full of envy, murder, quarrels, deceit, and malice. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, God-haters, arrogant, proud, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 senseless, untrustworthy, unloving,[g] and unmerciful. 32 Although they know God’s just sentence—that those who practice such things deserve to die[h]—they not only do them, but even applaud[i] others who practice them.

Footnotes:

  1. 1:19 Or what is known
  2. 1:26 Lit females, also in v. 27
  3. 1:26 Lit natural use, also in v. 27
  4. 1:27 Lit males, also later in v.
  5. 1:27 Or in themselves
  6. 1:29 Other mss add sexual immorality
  7. 1:31 Other mss add unforgiving
  8. 1:32 Lit things are worthy of death
  9. 1:32 Lit even take pleasure in
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