Romans 1:19

“Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Because that which may bee knowen of God, is manifest in them, for God hath shewed it vnto them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

because that which is known of God is manifest in them; for God manifested it unto them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because the knowledge of God may be seen in them, God having made it clear to them.
- Basic English Bible

Because what is known of God is manifest among them, for God has manifested [it] to them,
- Darby Bible

Because that which may be known of God, is manifest in them; for God hath shown it to them.
- Webster's Bible

because what may be known about Him is plain to their inmost consciousness; for He Himself has made it plain to them.
- Weymouth Bible

because that which is known of God is revealed in them, for God revealed it to them.
- World English Bible

For that thing of God that is knowun, is schewid to hem, for God hath schewid to hem.
- Wycliffe Bible

Because that which is known of God is manifest among them, for God did manifest [it] to them,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 1:19


1:19 For what is to be known of God - Those great principles which are indispensably necessary to be known. Is manifest in them; for God hath showed it to them - By the light which enlightens every man that cometh into the world.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 1:19


Ro 1:19 Because. Here he begins to show why God's wrath is manifest. They are inexcusable because "that which may be known of God is manifest in them". Ro 1:20 shows what may be known of God by all.

Discussion for Romans 1

  • Mark Rasbury
    Salvation is for all who believes as it states in verse 16. This is a great reminder that the Lord loves everyone.
  • Bruce
    John: Thank you John for your testimony. We are the light of the world! Most churches are in a sea of darkness! If others can see Christ in us then there's hope they can get off the Broadway.
  • John
    Rom. 1:15,16 says "I am ready to declare or preach the gospel unto you." Numberous authorities and Barna polls show that less than 2% of the church share their faith. Shame on Us. If we say that we love the world than we must tell our neighbours that God has appointed a Day when He will judge the World in righteousness. Baking a pie won't do it. It is declaring the Gospel that is the Power of God.
  • Felicia
    Verse 20
    It is true that Jesus Christ can only be found in scripture but you can see the fingerprint of God everywhere in creation. If we reject God's existence, it may not be because of lack of evidence but it is because we have too much of it and we don't want to acknowledge it. Thank you Lord for your long suffering. Forgive us for provoking you all the time. You are a great God Jehovah!
  • Irene123
    AMEN and again - AMEN!!! Tony Searight. Thank-you, His people care about the youth!!
  • Antonio
    Romans (the Book as a whole) is a treatise in itself. I read the ROMANS thinking it was for Roman Catholics, that some bishop had written for "us" it had a powerful effect in me. I came to Christ. Romans 1 tells me of the "imputed righteousness" which comes as a result of faith.
    verse 1:4 that Jesus resurected and is alive. and the gospel of Christ is the power of God unto salvation for all.

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