Romans 1:24

“Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherefore God also gaue them vp to vncleannesse, through the lusts of their owne hearts, to dishonour their owne bodies betweene themselues:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wherefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts unto uncleanness, that their bodies should be dishonored among themselves:
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this reason God gave them up to the evil desires of their hearts, working shame in their bodies with one another:
- Basic English Bible

Wherefore God gave them up [also] in the lusts of their hearts to uncleanness, to dishonour their bodies between themselves:
- Darby Bible

Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves:
- Webster's Bible

For this reason, in accordance with their own depraved cravings, God gave them up to uncleanness, allowing them to dishonour their bodies among themselves with impurity.
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore God also gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to uncleanness, that their bodies should be dishonored among themselves,
- World English Bible

For which thing God bitook hem in to the desiris of her herte, in to vnclennesse, that thei punysche with wrongis her bodies in hem silf.
- Wycliffe Bible

Wherefore also God did give them up, in the desires of their hearts, to uncleanness, to dishonour their bodies among themselves;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 1:24


1:24 Wherefore - One punishment of sin is from the very nature of it, as #Rom 1:27|; another, as here, is from vindictive justice. Uncleanness - Ungodliness and uncleanness are frequently joined, #1Thes 4:5 as are the knowledge of God and purity|. God gave them up - By withdrawing his restraining grace.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 1:24


Ro 1:24 Wherefore. Having chosen folly, God gave them up to the consequences of their folly, and there followed an awful moral degradation which is now described. Their false religion was no check upon their lusts. They engaged in the lowest and most disgusting lusts. Language cannot describe the pollution of the Gentile world, when Paul wrote, as revealed by the pagan writers of that period.

Discussion for Romans 1

  • Austin
    In Romans Chapter 1: 20-25 refers to people depicting God as something he's not. Like in verse 23 it says "they changed the glory of an uncorruptible God into an image made like corruptible to man ..." what that is saying along with the other verses you asked about, is that (man) meaning people of the world took god and made him something he is not. I can explain better if you contact me via email
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 3:26 UNTO YOU FIRST GOD HAVING RAISED UP HIS SON JESUS-SENT HIM-TO BLESS YOU IN TURNING EVERYONE ONE OF YOU FROM HIS INIQUITIES *** JOHN 18:37 PILATE THEREFORE SAID UNTO HIM ART THOU A KING THEN--JESUS ANASWERED--THOU SAYEST THAT I AM A KING TO THIS END WAS I BORN AND FOR THIS CAUSE CAME I INTO THE WORLD THAT I SHOULD BEAR WITNESS UNTO THE TRUTH EVERYONE THAT IS OF THE TRUTH HEARETH MY VOICE
  • A disciple
    Randy; 20-25 tells how God is the Lord and Master over ALL the world. He creates and makes it after His own counsel and will, and judges men by it. Do you remember what Nebuchadnezzar said about God after he was converted? that He rules over the kingdoms of men, and sets up over them the basest of men? Men think that they make the world and their own destiny; but we can do NOTHING without Him!
  • A disciple
    Dear Geraldine; Jesus said that He came NOT to abolish the Law, but to completely make it full! Up to as far as if the heavens and the earth should pass away, NOT ONE Yode or one Tittle shall pass away from the Law till ALL be fulfilled. We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus; so that our life should establish the Law, to teach and convict others by the Spirit and Light of His Nature in us!
  • Geraldine cole
    Praise Jesus we are no longer under the old law we are now under Grace we no long live like the people did when Jesus walk the Earth thousand of years ago when Jesus die on the cross he freeed us from the law.the whole bible is true but we don"t live by the old testament that was before Jesus came to die for us on the cross.
  • Randy
    Does anyone think verses 20-25 refers to evolution? Especially verse 22!

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