Romans 1:23

“And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And changed the glory of the vncorruptible God, into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birdes, and foure footed beasts, and creeping things:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and changed the glory of the incorruptible God for the likeness of an image of corruptible man, and of birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And by them the glory of the eternal God was changed and made into the image of man who is not eternal, and of birds and beasts and things which go on the earth.
- Basic English Bible

and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into [the] likeness of an image of corruptible man and of birds and quadrupeds and reptiles.
- Darby Bible

And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping animals.
- Webster's Bible

and, instead of worshipping the imperishable God, they worshipped images resembling perishable man or resembling birds or beasts or reptiles.
- Weymouth Bible

and traded the glory of the incorruptible God for the likeness of an image of corruptible man, and of birds, and four-footed animals, and creeping things.
- World English Bible

And thei chaungiden the glorie of `God vncorruptible in to the licnesse of an ymage of a deedli man, and of briddis, and of foure footid beestis, and of serpentis.
- Wycliffe Bible

and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into the likeness of an image of corruptible man, and of fowls, and of quadrupeds, and of reptiles.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 1:23


1:23 And changed - With the utmost folly. Here are three degrees of ungodliness and of punishment: the first is described, #Rom 1:21 |- 24; the second, #Rom 1:25 |- 27; the third, in #Rom 1:28|, and following verses. The punishment in each case is expressed by God gave them up. If a man will not worship God as God, he is so left to himself that he throws away his very manhood. Reptiles - Or creeping things; as beetles, and various kinds of serpents.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 1:23


Ro 1:23 Changed the glory of the incorruptible God. Turning from the glorious revelation of God in nature, they showed that they were fools by making an image, like man, or lower animals, and calling it a god. An image made like to corruptible man. The Greeks made their gods like men. Many statues still exist that were taken from old Greek or Roman temples. To birds. The Egyptians worshiped birds, quadrupeds, and reptiles.

Discussion for Romans 1

  • Brianna
    Vs. 20

    Very simple and makes sense. How can anyone look at the creation of the world and rule out that someone created it? Creation itself should tell you there is an intelligent designer. However, we can not rely on creation to tell us everything about Jehovah God. We must also read his word the Bible as it reveals the character of the Creator.
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 1:28 AND EVEN AS THEY DID NOT LIKE TO RETAIN IN THEIR KNOWLEDGE GOD GAVE THEM OVER TO A REPROBATE MIND TO DO THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE NOT CONVENIENT
  • Joan Travick
    Romans 1:1-2 references the scripture wherein GOD said, I will send you pastors and teachers after mine own heart. Paul's calling was a call of election by the WILL
  • Steve morrow
    john 20:29 JESUS saith unto him Thomas because thou hast seen ME thou hast believed blessed are they that have not seen and yet have believed Deuteronomy 18:18 I will raise them up a PROPHET from among their brethren like unto thee and will put MY words in HIS mouth and HE shall speak unto them all that I shall command HIM 19 and it shall come to pass that whosoever will not hearken unto MY words which HE shall speak in MY name I will require it of him 20 but the prophet which shall presume to speak a word in MY name which I have not commanded him to speak or that shall speak in the name of other gods even that prophet shall die ACTS 3:22 FOR MOSES TRULY SAID UNTO THE FATHERS A PROPHET SHALL THE LORD YOUR GOD RAISE UP UNTO YOU OF YOUR BRETHREN LIKE UNTO ME HIM SHALL YOU HEAR IN ALL THINGS WHATSOEVER HE SHLL SAY UNTO YOU 23 AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS THAT EVERY SOUL WHICH WILL NOT HEAR THAT PROPHET SHALL BE DESTROYED FROM AMONG THE PEOPLE-------1 CORINTHIANS 16:22 IF ANY MAN LOVE NOT THE LORD JESUS CHRIST LET HIM BE ACURSED O LORD COME-------
  • Irene123
    To Tony - The Lord and God Jesus Christ BLESS for your bold stand for His truth!!
  • Riikkaliina Turkki
    I think Romans 1:20 is a lovely verse: It assures me that God, our father of heavens, is taking care of us.

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