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

  • A disciple
    Correction and apologies for an earlier post: I meant to address Jimmy, but mistakenly addressed it to Servant of God. Everyone please forgive me and accept my apology; no offense intended.
  • D W Lee
    Jimmy - John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments. Matthew 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. --- We must believe but that alone will not save you -The devils believe.
  • A disciple
    servant; you said,"..the good news of Christ is we don't have to work and keep the Law anymore.." You turn the grace of God into lasciviousness! Is that the Good News? Beware of false prophets, enemies of the cross, who speak not according to the Word because there is no light in them, and they seek to pervert the Word of God after their own ungodly lusts and love of this present evil world!
  • A disciple
    Jimmy; "the power of God unto salvation" does not go forth from Him to us without any effect; but we are, according to the Scriptures and according to the Spirit of Truth abiding in us who obey Him, "Workers Together With God." God created us in Christ "Unto Good Works" in order to be a sign for instruction and to convict the world, in order to save it. The Word of Christ is with power and result!
  • A disciple
    But will faith without works save us? How shall it be known what kind we are if not by our manner of life our spirit our WORKS? Faith without works is like a body without the animation of the spirit, DEAD AS A DOOR NAIL! Talk is cheap! Lip-service, sentimental feelings, SAYING over and over again, I Believe; but not thinking enough of Him whom you say you believe to be careful to DO WHAT HE SAYS?
  • Jimmy a disciple of Jesus
    the gospel of Christ is the power of God unto salvation and guess what??everything else!!!what is the gospel of Christ?? the good news of Christ is we dont have to work and keep the Law anymore but just believe on Him..this is for salvation and everything else!!Just believe on him!! Im so free!!!! Thank you Jesus!!!!!!!