Romans 1:30

“Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Backbiters, haters of God, despitefull, proude, boasters, inuenters of euill things, disobedient to parents;
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

backbiters, hateful to God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Hated by God, full of pride, without respect, full of loud talk, given to evil inventions, not honouring father or mother,
- Basic English Bible

back-biters, hateful to God, insolent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
- Darby Bible

Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventers of evil things, disobedient to parents,
- Webster's Bible

They were secret backbiters, open slanderers; hateful to God, insolent, haughty, boastful; inventors of new forms of sin, disobedient to parents, destitute of common sense,
- Weymouth Bible

backbiters, hateful to God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
- World English Bible

hateful to God, debateris, proude, and hiy ouer mesure, fynderis of yuele thingis, not obeschynge to fadir and modir,
- Wycliffe Bible

evil-speakers, God-haters, insulting, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 1:30


1:30 Whisperers - Such as secretly defame others. Backbiters - Such as speak against others behind their back. Haters of God - That is, rebels against him, deniers of his providence, or accusers of his justice in their adversities; yea, having an inward heart - enmity to his justice and holiness. Inventors of evil things - Of new pleasures, new ways of gain, new arts of hurting, particularly in war.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 1:30


Ro 1:30 Haters of God. "Hateful to God", in the Revised Version. Hateful, because so polluted with sin.

Discussion for Romans 1

  • Mark Rasbury
    Salvation is for all who believes as it states in verse 16. This is a great reminder that the Lord loves everyone.
  • 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.

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