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

  • Douglas Gilbert Wells
    sounds like the world today like in the old days
  • Lu2677
    Doctrine is something that is taught.Principle knowledge.The Gospel of Christ is doctrine. Ephesians 4:14"That we henceforth be no more children,tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men and cunning craftiness where by they lie in wait to deceive."Romans 16:17,6:7, 1Cor.14:6,26, Isaiah 28"9.In the context of these verse, doctrine is the counsel of God
  • A disciple
    Insight777; Jesus NEVER denied being of the seed of David according to the flesh, and He did not come to abolish the Law, but to completely fulfill it. Read Isaiah 8:20.
  • A disciple
    Greek - diatheke, dee-ath-ay-kay'; a disposition (i.e.; by assignment, compact, appointment,etc.); a contract (esp. a devisory will); - covenant, testament. Origin: Middle English: from Latin testamentum ‘a will’ (from testari ‘testify’), in Christian Latin also translating Greek diathēkē ‘covenant’. Whereas "doctrine" means Teaching; two completely different things.
  • Insight777
    Jesus denied being the seed of the flesh of David. Jesus is the Son of God. According to Leviticus David, is doomed and cut off from his people.," Moreover thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbor's wife, to defile thyself with her." David, a man not acceptable to his Lord, his soul is cut off. Paul is a Benjaminite(wolf) and a Pharisee clinging to the old testament that Jesus came to dispel.
  • Joe
    Having been a vile sinner saved by grace it breaks my heart to see people reprobate in their behavior and yet "christian" people reveling in those that are practicing disobedience to God's laws and statues its not funny to me.