Romans 1:18

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the wrath of God is reueiled from heauen against all vngodlinesse, and vnrighteousnesse of men, who hold the trueth in vnrighteousnesse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hinder the truth in unrighteousness;
- American Standard Version (1901)

For there is a revelation of the wrath of God from heaven against all the wrongdoing and evil thoughts of men who keep down what is true by wrongdoing;
- Basic English Bible

For there is revealed wrath of God from heaven upon all impiety, and unrighteousness of men holding the truth in unrighteousness.
- Darby Bible

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness, and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness.
- Webster's Bible

For God's anger is being revealed from Heaven against all impiety and against the iniquity of men who through iniquity suppress the truth. God is angry:
- Weymouth Bible

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,
- World English Bible

as it is writun, For a iust man lyueth of feith. For the wraththe of God is schewid fro heuene on al vnpite and wickidnesse of tho men, that withholden the treuthe of God in vnriytwisnes.
- Wycliffe Bible

for revealed is the wrath of God from heaven upon all impiety and unrighteousness of men, holding down the truth in unrighteousness.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 1:18

1:18 For - There is no other way of obtaining life and salvation. Having laid down his proposition, the apostle now enters upon the proof of it. His first argument is, The law condemns all men, as being under sin. None therefore is justified by the works of the law. This is treated of #Rom 3:20|. And hence he infers, Therefore justification is by faith. The wrath of God is revealed - Not only by frequent and signal interpositions of divine providence, but likewise in the sacred oracles, and by us, his messengers. From heaven - This speaks the majesty of Him whose wrath is revealed, his all - seeing eye, and the extent of his wrath: whatever is under heaven is under the effects of his wrath, believers in Christ excepted. Against all ungodliness and unrighteousness - These two are treated of, #Rom 1:23|, &c. Of men - He is speaking here of the gentiles, and chiefly the wisest of them. Who detain the truth - For it struggles against their wickedness. In unrighteousness - The word here includes ungodliness also.

People's Bible Notes for Romans 1:18

Ro 1:18 For. Now follows a declaration of the world's unrighteousness, of the wrath of God against unrighteousness, and hence the need of the righteousness of God through the gospel received by faith in order to salvation. The "for" introduces an argument which shows that Christ's gospel is the world's only hope. The wrath of God. His displeasure. Is revealed. Not only by the declarations of the Holy Scriptures, and his judgments, but by nature's teachings, and by the human conscience. Ungodliness. Irreligiousness. This is the fountain of unrighteousness. Hold the truth in unrighteousness. There is a measure of truth revealed to every man. See Ro 1:19. Many refuse to profit by the light they have, and love the darkness rather than the light. All who do not live up to the knowledge they possess, who do worse than they know, hold the truth in unrighteousness. They obstruct the truth, rather than let it have free scope.

Discussion for Romans 1

  • Terry Davis
    Romans 1;18 stood out in this chapter for me, and is the root of separation between God and man. Those that hold the truth in unrighteous, is unforgiving, and insisting that the truth that they know, is above a loving and forgiving God. For Brothers and Sisters the act of unforgiving is moving away from Grace, and toward Judgment. Grace is for the living, and doing good judgment is graceful 4you!
  • Gladys
    Saint we are call by God! let us all turn away, from being part of this world. We are God people, we need to be example for those who are loses an are looking to be save. If we walk in according to this world, how are we going to show an be able to talk about the good word of God. God words is PURE AND GIVE LIFE. let us repent to God in Jesus Name, and put away from the darkness. AMEN
  • Alfonso Solis
    Ma'am, If a man is truly born again, he is fully qualified because he is endowed with the Holy Spirit which enables him. Just like the Lord Jesus Christ, He was submissive to the will of the Father. Now, God has put a divine order: "But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God." 1 Corinthian 11:3.
  • Joyce Kasey
    Please send me all scriptures which justify that a woman who is filled with the holy spirit can preach in church if no man is qualified.
  • Wayne
    What was , now is ; who is it that sells the word of God? That makes a business out of souls? Who has not read the words from the mouth of Jesus; my fathers house is a house of prayer; But you have turned it into a den of thieves? The word of God is given to this generation. "As for tomorrow, the evil there of is sufficient unto that day."Salvation is for the world. Love is God.
  • Wayne
    We sit at the table and feast while the hungry beg in the streets ,even up to the door. Love without action has no value. Now then having said that ,understand this ;for it written man cannot live by bread alone .But by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. The way of God is not the way of man.

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