“And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.”
King James Version (KJV)
1:23 And changed - With the utmost folly. Here are three degrees of ungodliness and of punishment: the first is described, #Rom 1:21 |- 24; the second, #Rom 1:25 |- 27; the third, in #Rom 1:28|, and following verses. The punishment in each case is expressed by God gave them up. If a man will not worship God as God, he is so left to himself that he throws away his very manhood. Reptiles - Or creeping things; as beetles, and various kinds of serpents.
Ro 1:23 Changed the glory of the incorruptible God. Turning from the glorious revelation of God in nature, they showed that they were fools by making an image, like man, or lower animals, and calling it a god. An image made like to corruptible man. The Greeks made their gods like men. Many statues still exist that were taken from old Greek or Roman temples. To birds. The Egyptians worshiped birds, quadrupeds, and reptiles.