Romans 1:24

“Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherefore God also gaue them vp to vncleannesse, through the lusts of their owne hearts, to dishonour their owne bodies betweene themselues:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wherefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts unto uncleanness, that their bodies should be dishonored among themselves:
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this reason God gave them up to the evil desires of their hearts, working shame in their bodies with one another:
- Basic English Bible

Wherefore God gave them up [also] in the lusts of their hearts to uncleanness, to dishonour their bodies between themselves:
- Darby Bible

Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves:
- Webster's Bible

For this reason, in accordance with their own depraved cravings, God gave them up to uncleanness, allowing them to dishonour their bodies among themselves with impurity.
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore God also gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to uncleanness, that their bodies should be dishonored among themselves,
- World English Bible

For which thing God bitook hem in to the desiris of her herte, in to vnclennesse, that thei punysche with wrongis her bodies in hem silf.
- Wycliffe Bible

Wherefore also God did give them up, in the desires of their hearts, to uncleanness, to dishonour their bodies among themselves;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 1:24


1:24 Wherefore - One punishment of sin is from the very nature of it, as #Rom 1:27|; another, as here, is from vindictive justice. Uncleanness - Ungodliness and uncleanness are frequently joined, #1Thes 4:5 as are the knowledge of God and purity|. God gave them up - By withdrawing his restraining grace.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 1:24


Ro 1:24 Wherefore. Having chosen folly, God gave them up to the consequences of their folly, and there followed an awful moral degradation which is now described. Their false religion was no check upon their lusts. They engaged in the lowest and most disgusting lusts. Language cannot describe the pollution of the Gentile world, when Paul wrote, as revealed by the pagan writers of that period.

Discussion for Romans 1

  • Sutton
    Romans 1 is about all sinners gay or straight that our ways and thoughts are as he says as far from his as the earth is the heavens. God loves all his creation, but he hates the choices of our free will against anything he has designed it and things to be. Romans 1 is my self examination of myself and seeing my every second need for My Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
  • Joe
    Some may not like my view, but I definitely believe the message in vs 24 thru 32 is very clear - being gay or lesbian goes against God's word. Sincere repentence and being born again is the answer.
  • C. H.
    This passage is about the tribe of Dan idol worshiping.
  • Wayne
    deanne what do you think paul was trying to say in romans 1 26
  • Jackson Rufus
    The book of Roman Chapter 1 is a holistic inspiration of God Almighty. It proves the truthfulness and existent of Our God and father in all things he created. For out of nothing he brought out what that exist to be. For there is Almighty God existent in all things he created, living and non living things. Even non living things such as rock are empirically alive un to God and not abstract.
  • Deanne
    There is no cultural indication, no doctrinal indication, no historical indication, no linguistic indication, no literary indication, no religious indication, that Paul intended to blast lesbians and gays in Romans 1:26-27.

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