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

  • Elaine
    Indeed, Faith is Confidence. Confidence that the Promises of God are true. Progression through life is peppered with many instances where we can place our confidence in ourselves, or confidence that God will fulfill His promises...exhibiting our Faith in God by recognizing He fulfills His promises through our Righteousness.
  • Mark
    If you think you are saved be sure to Read Romans 1:18 thru 3:20 and notice what God The Father is giving you in 3:24-26! This IS God's gospel track to the lost!
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 1:18 for the wrath of GOD is revealed from heaven against all unrighteousness of men who hold the truth in unrighteousness PROVERBS 8:8 all the words of MY MOUTH are in righteousness there is nothing froward or perverse in them --8:20-- I lead in THE WAY OF RIGHTEOUSNESS in the midst of the paths of judgement
  • Felicia
    Lambert
    Recompence in 1:27 means that they received the right reward for their personal error. It has a negative sense here. Hope that helps. God bless.
  • A disciple
    Lambert; "recompense" means to repay or requite, as a reward or for an injury or loss; something given or done in return for something else; repayment, remuneration, requital, or reward; something given or done to make up for a loss, injury, etc.; compensation:(Collins Dictionary). Luke 14:14 the meaning is to repay. Joel 3:4 in the sense of toil and burden-bearing to repay with a similar action.
  • Lambert
    What is the word "recompence" meaning? (1:27) Concerning to the word "recompense"? Thanks. I'm from china.