Romans 1:26

“For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For this cause God gaue them vp vnto vile affections: for euen their women did change the naturall vse into that which is against nature:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For this cause God gave them up unto vile passions: for their women changed the natural use into that which is against nature:
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this reason God gave them up to evil passions, and their women were changing the natural use into one which is unnatural:
- Basic English Bible

For this reason God gave them up to vile lusts; for both their females changed the natural use into that contrary to nature;
- Darby Bible

For this cause God gave them up to vile affections. For even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
- Webster's Bible

This then is the reason why God gave them up to vile passions. For not only did the women among them exchange the natural use of their bodies for one which is contrary to nature, but the men also,
- Weymouth Bible

For this reason, God gave them up to vile passions. For their women changed the natural function into that which is against nature.
- World English Bible

Amen. Therfor God bitook hem in to passiouns of schenschipe. For the wymmen of hem chaungiden the kyndli vss in to that vss that is ayens kynde.
- Wycliffe Bible

Because of this did God give them up to dishonourable affections, for even their females did change the natural use into that against nature;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 1:26


1:26 Therefore God gave them up to vile affections - To which the heathen Romans were then abandoned to the last degree; and none more than the emperors themselves.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 1:26


Ro 1:26 For this cause. Because of the apostasy just described. God gave them up. Abandoned them to their own course, and thus it was shown to what depths men will fall without God. To vile affections. Vile, shameless, sensual indulgence, such as cannot now be named. The sodomy referred to here was common in the first century among the Romans, and is often spoken of without a sense of shame by their writers. It was prohibited neither by religion nor law, and was acknowledged without shame.

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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