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

  • 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!!!!!!!

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