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

  • 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.
  • Alinna david
    I so much look into vers 23

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