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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 Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
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Other Translations of Romans 1:26
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)
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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
View 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.
View 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.
betty's comment on 2013-02-28 14:12:29:
Not hard to understand, just hard to swallow for some people. Leviticus 18:22 explains. Women changing their natural desires for men, and against nature they choose to lie with one another. And verse 27, explains verse 26. Likewise men leaving their natural use for women to lie with each other, men with men.
sybil's comment on 2012-11-07 10:46:39:
Because of the lust and evil God saw in ungrateful men, he left them without conscience so that they can live in their own lust and satisfy their flesh! God saw this wickedness in mankind and a deceitful heart that is not ready to change, forgive or obey him! He regretted and left them without heart!
MARGARET MOORE's comment on 2012-07-27 13:03:06:
What does "against nature" in Romans 1:26 mean? In Leviticus 18, it seems to mean "with animals'. Am I wrong about that or does this include women and women pleasuring themselves?
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