24 (A)Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, (B)to dishonor their bodies (C)among themselves, 25 who exchanged (D)the truth of God (E)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 (F)vile passions. For even their [a]women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the [b]men, leaving the natural use of the [c]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.

28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things (G)which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, [d]sexual immorality, wickedness, [e]covetousness, [f]maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 [g]undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, [h]unforgiving, unmerciful; 32 who, (H)knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things (I)are deserving of death, not only do the same but also (J)approve of those who practice them.

God’s Righteous Judgment

Therefore you are (K)inexcusable, O man, whoever you are who judge, (L)for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things. But we know that the judgment of God is according to truth against those who practice such things. And do you think this, O man, you who judge those practicing such things, and doing the same, that you will escape the judgment of God? Or do you despise (M)the riches of His goodness, (N)forbearance, and (O)longsuffering, (P)not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance? But in accordance with your hardness and your [i]impenitent heart (Q)you are [j]treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God,

Footnotes

  1. Romans 1:26 Lit. females
  2. Romans 1:27 Lit. males
  3. Romans 1:27 Lit. female
  4. Romans 1:29 NU omits sexual immorality
  5. Romans 1:29 greed
  6. Romans 1:29 malice
  7. Romans 1:31 without understanding
  8. Romans 1:31 NU omits unforgiving
  9. Romans 2:5 unrepentant
  10. Romans 2:5 storing

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