Romans 1:25

“Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Who changed the trueth of God into a lye, and worshipped and serued the creature more then the Creatour, who is blessed for euer. Amen.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for that they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because by them the true word of God was changed into that which is false, and they gave worship and honour to the thing which is made, and not to him who made it, to whom be blessing for ever. So be it.
- Basic English Bible

who changed the truth of God into falsehood, and honoured and served the creature more than him who had created [it], who is blessed for ever. Amen.
- Darby Bible

Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshiped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
- Webster's Bible

For they had bartered the reality of God for what is unreal, and had offered divine honours and religious service to created things, rather than to the Creator--He who is for ever blessed. Amen.
- Weymouth Bible

who exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
- World English Bible

The whiche chaungiden the treuthe of God in to leesyng, and herieden and serueden a creature rathere than to the creatoure, that is blessid in to worldis of worldis.
- Wycliffe Bible

who did change the truth of God into a falsehood, and did honour and serve the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed to the ages. Amen.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 1:25


1:25 Who changed the truth - The true worship of God. Into a lie - False, abominable idolatries. And worshipped - Inwardly. And served - Outwardly.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 1:25


Ro 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie. By giving up the worship of the great unseen God to worship an idol; a creature, rather than the Creator. At first, idols were probably designed as only representations, but they finally became objects of worship. Just so, the images in Roman Catholic churches were intended at first as helps in worship, but have become to great multitudes really idols.

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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