for it is a servant of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a servant of God, an (A)avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil.

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26 For this reason (A)God gave them over to (B)degrading passions; for their women exchanged natural relations for that which is contrary to nature, 27 and likewise the men, too, abandoned natural relations [a]with women and burned in their desire toward one another, (C)males with males committing [b]shameful acts and receiving in [c]their own persons the due penalty of their error.

28 And just as they did not see fit [d]to acknowledge God, (D)God gave them up to a depraved mind, to do those things that are not proper,

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  1. Romans 1:27 Lit of the female
  2. Romans 1:27 Lit shamelessness
  3. Romans 1:27 Lit themselves
  4. Romans 1:28 Lit to have God in knowledge

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