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,

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  1. Romans 1:20 divine nature, deity

20 For (A)since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, that is, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, (B)being understood by what has been made, so that they are without excuse. 21 For even though they knew God, they did not [a]honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became (C)futile in their reasonings, and their senseless hearts were darkened. 22 (D)Claiming to be wise, they became fools,

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  1. Romans 1:21 Lit glorify

20 For ever since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through His workmanship [all His creation, the wonderful things that He has made], so that they [who fail to believe and trust in Him] are without excuse and without defense.(A) 21 For even though [a]they knew God [as the Creator], they did not [b]honor Him as God or give thanks [for His wondrous creation]. On the contrary, they became worthless in their thinking [godless, with pointless reasonings, and silly speculations], and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools,

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  1. Romans 1:21 Anyone who attributes the existence of the world to chance or to a different creator is already guilty of deliberately rejecting God, because to deny the true God one must set aside common sense.
  2. Romans 1:21 Lit glorify.

20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made,(A) so that people are without excuse.(B)

21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.(C) 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools(D)

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20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

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(A)For the weapons (B)of our warfare are not [a]carnal but (C)mighty in God (D)for pulling down strongholds, (E)casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,

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  1. 2 Corinthians 10:4 of the flesh

for the (A)weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but [a]divinely powerful (B)for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying arguments and all (C)arrogance raised against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the (D)obedience of Christ,

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  1. 2 Corinthians 10:4 Or mighty before God

The weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood]. Our weapons are divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying sophisticated arguments and every exalted and proud thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought and purpose captive to the obedience of Christ,

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The weapons we fight with(A) are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power(B) to demolish strongholds.(C) We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God,(D) and we take captive every thought to make it obedient(E) to Christ.

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(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

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