Romans 1:31

“Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Without vnderstanding, couenant breakers, without naturall affection, implacable, vnmercifull;
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

without understanding, covenant-breakers, without natural affection, unmerciful:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Without knowledge, not true to their undertakings, unkind, having no mercy:
- Basic English Bible

void of understanding, faithless, without natural affection, unmerciful;
- Darby Bible

Without understanding, covenant-breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
- Webster's Bible

faithless to their promises, without natural affection, without human pity.
- Weymouth Bible

without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, unforgiving, unmerciful;
- World English Bible

vnwise, vnmanerli, withouten loue, withouten boond of pees, with outen merci.
- Wycliffe Bible

unintelligent, faithless, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 1:31


1:31 Covenant - breakers - It is well known, the Romans, as a nation, from the very beginning of their commonwealth, never made any scruple of vacating altogether the most solemn engagement, if they did not like it, though made by their supreme magistrate, in the name of the whole people. They only gave up the general who had made it, and then supposed themselves to be at full liberty. Without natural affection - The custom of exposing their own new - born children to perish by cold, hunger, or wild beasts, which so generally prevailed in the heathen world, particularly among the Greeks and Romans, was an amazing instance of this; as is also that of killing their aged and helpless parents, now common among the American heathens.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 1:31


Ro 1:31 Without understanding. Senseless, foolish.

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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