Romans 1:28

“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And euen as they did not like to retaine God in their knowledge, God gaue them ouer to a reprobate minde, to doe those things which are not conuenient:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And even as they refused to have God in `their' knowledge, God gave them up unto a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not fitting;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And because they had not the mind to keep God in their knowledge, God gave them up to an evil mind, to do those things which are not right;
- Basic English Bible

And according as they did not think good to have God in [their] knowledge, God gave them up to a reprobate mind to practise unseemly things;
- Darby Bible

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
- Webster's Bible

And just as they had refused to continue to have a full knowledge of God, so it was to utterly worthless minds that God gave them up, for them to do things which should not be done.
- Weymouth Bible

Even as they refused to have God in their knowledge, God gave them up to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not fitting;
- World English Bible

And as thei preueden that thei hadden not God in knowyng, God bitook hem in to a repreuable wit, that thei do tho thingis that ben not couenable; that thei ben fulfillid with al wickidnesse,
- Wycliffe Bible

And, according as they did not approve of having God in knowledge, God gave them up to a disapproved mind, to do the things not seemly;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 1:28


1:28 God gave them up to an undiscerning mind - Treated of, #Rom 1:32|. To do things not expedient - Even the vilest abominations, treated of verses #Rom 1:29 |- 31.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 1:28


Ro 1:28 God gave them over to a reprobate mind. A thought is repeated here that has already been hinted, and is often taught in the Scriptures. The man who turns from the truth will be allowed to have his way, will fall deeper and deeper into error, and will reap all the evil consequences of loving darkness rather than light. Those who hate the truth are "given over to a reprobate mind". A reprobate mind is one rejected of God. Which are not convenient. Not decent, or honorable.

Discussion for Romans 1

  • 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.
  • Elizabeth
    I love reading Gods word
  • BSP
    In verse 25 they worshiped the creature over the Creator. No creation should take place over our relationship with God.
  • Alinna david
    I so much look into vers 23
  • Riccocoleman
    I believe what romans 1 verse 26
  • Burris
    I like the book of Romans, we had this chapter in Sunday School the other Sunday ago, I notice the writer left out the 26 -29 verses. Its talking about how man has left his natural affection for a woman and has turn to man, men with men and women with women. the bible is right I don't care how many laws man make up and changed. We as Christian need to stand up for whats right.

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