Romans 1:20

“For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the inuisible things of him from the Creation of the world, are clearely seene, being vnderstood by the things that are made, euen his eternall Power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the invisible things of him since the creation of the world are clearly seen, being perceived through the things that are made, `even' his everlasting power and divinity; that they may be without excuse:
- American Standard Version (1901)

For from the first making of the world, those things of God which the eye is unable to see, that is, his eternal power and existence, are fully made clear, he having given the knowledge of them through the things which he has made, so that men have no reason for wrongdoing:
- Basic English Bible

-- for from [the] world's creation the invisible things of him are perceived, being apprehended by the mind through the things that are made, both his eternal power and divinity, -- so as to render them inexcusable.
- Darby Bible

For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
- Webster's Bible

For, from the very creation of the world, His invisible perfections--namely His eternal power and divine nature--have been rendered intelligible and clearly visible by His works, so that these men are without excuse.
- Weymouth Bible

For the invisible things of him since the creation of the world are clearly seen, being perceived through the things that are made, even his everlasting power and divinity; that they may be without excuse.
- World English Bible

For the vnuysible thingis of hym, that ben vndurstondun, ben biholdun of the creature of the world, bi tho thingis that ben maad, yhe, and the euerlastynge vertu of hym and the godhed, so that thei mowe not be excusid.
- Wycliffe Bible

for the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world, by the things made being understood, are plainly seen, both His eternal power and Godhead -- to their being inexcusable;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 1:20


1:20 For those things of him which are invisible, are seen - By the eye of the mind. Being understood - They are seen by them, and them only, who use their understanding


People's Bible Notes for Romans 1:20


Ro 1:20 The invisible things of him. God's attributes. Are clearly seen. Are manifested by his works. Nature speaks of nature's God. His eternal power and Godhead. The attributes are especially shown in his works. The earth and the heavenly bodies are effects which must be due to eternal power and divinity. So that they are without excuse. No excuse is left for worshiping helpless idols.

Discussion for Romans 1

  • BSP
    Verse 25: People can get so wrapped up in trying to learn something or solve a problem that they can forget about the Creator.
  • Ray321
    Romans 1:3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh Jesus had sinful flesh like we do. But Jesus never sinned. Jesus had his Father's in Heaven blood. Jesus was ready to become the Savior for our sins. Thank you Jesus.
  • A disciple
    "For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:" We hear and read that God made the world, and that He rules in the kingdoms of men. This part in Romans 1 describes very specifically that every man's life is made by God, according to what kind of man.
  • A disciple
    Insight; what are you talking about? Don't you know that the Lord Jesus was planted in the virgin's womb by the Holy Spirit? That's why, said the Angel Gabriel, He shall be called the Son of God; (Luke 1:35). In Matthew's Gospel is Joseph's lineage back to David, and to Abraham. In Luke's Gospel, it is [said to be] Mary's genealogy, going back to Adam; which would corroborate with Genesis 3:15.
  • BSP
    In verses 14 through 16 Paul referred to himself as a debtor. We owe everyone an opportunity to hear the good news.
  • Douglas Gilbert Wells
    sounds like the world today like in the old days