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

  • 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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