Romans 1:23

“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)

Other Translations

And changed the glory of the vncorruptible God, into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birdes, and foure footed beasts, and creeping things:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and changed the glory of the incorruptible God for the likeness of an image of corruptible man, and of birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And by them the glory of the eternal God was changed and made into the image of man who is not eternal, and of birds and beasts and things which go on the earth.
- Basic English Bible

and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into [the] likeness of an image of corruptible man and of birds and quadrupeds and reptiles.
- Darby Bible

And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping animals.
- Webster's Bible

and, instead of worshipping the imperishable God, they worshipped images resembling perishable man or resembling birds or beasts or reptiles.
- Weymouth Bible

and traded the glory of the incorruptible God for the likeness of an image of corruptible man, and of birds, and four-footed animals, and creeping things.
- World English Bible

And thei chaungiden the glorie of `God vncorruptible in to the licnesse of an ymage of a deedli man, and of briddis, and of foure footid beestis, and of serpentis.
- Wycliffe Bible

and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into the likeness of an image of corruptible man, and of fowls, and of quadrupeds, and of reptiles.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 1:23


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.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 1:23


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.

Discussion for Romans 1

  • Francis
    The Natural affection in 1:31 means LOVE. So without natural affection means hatred. It can also mean that, scientifically, naturally positive attracts negative. Unlike poles should repel but that is not the case today. Men are attracted to men and likewise the woman. Verse 32 says, not only those who do or engage themselves in such things are worthy of death but also those who approve of it.
  • Isaiah Sewage
    I LOVE ROMANS 1:12!!
  • Rena
    Verse 4 of this chapter is the key to understanding that the book of Romans compares and contrasts the sinful Adamic nature of mankind to the Holy nature of Jesus, God's Son. His Holiness is the basis for His resurrection, mankind's salvation, and our daily walk with Him.
  • Lilian
    For therein the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith. The Just shall live by faith.
    We should walk by faith and not by sight
    Thank you Jesus for giving me faith without your faith as a gift given to me its impossible to please I will praise you and worship you alone for you are worthy shalom my Rock and my salvation amen
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 1:18 FOR THE WRATH OF GOD IS REVEALED FROM HEAVEN AGAINST ALL UNGODLINESS AND UNRIGHTEOUSNESS OF MEN WHO HOLD THE TRUTH IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS
  • Randy
    Hey there Austin! Yep, I hear what you're saying. It's funny, because the god they worship doesn't mind their godlessness. And they think they are moral. Verse 28 sure fits. Don't know your email.

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