Romans 1:26

“For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For this cause God gaue them vp vnto vile affections: for euen their women did change the naturall vse into that which is against nature:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For this cause God gave them up unto vile passions: for their women changed the natural use into that which is against nature:
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this reason God gave them up to evil passions, and their women were changing the natural use into one which is unnatural:
- Basic English Bible

For this reason God gave them up to vile lusts; for both their females changed the natural use into that contrary to nature;
- Darby Bible

For this cause God gave them up to vile affections. For even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
- Webster's Bible

This then is the reason why God gave them up to vile passions. For not only did the women among them exchange the natural use of their bodies for one which is contrary to nature, but the men also,
- Weymouth Bible

For this reason, God gave them up to vile passions. For their women changed the natural function into that which is against nature.
- World English Bible

Amen. Therfor God bitook hem in to passiouns of schenschipe. For the wymmen of hem chaungiden the kyndli vss in to that vss that is ayens kynde.
- Wycliffe Bible

Because of this did God give them up to dishonourable affections, for even their females did change the natural use into that against nature;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 1:26


1:26 Therefore God gave them up to vile affections - To which the heathen Romans were then abandoned to the last degree; and none more than the emperors themselves.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 1:26


Ro 1:26 For this cause. Because of the apostasy just described. God gave them up. Abandoned them to their own course, and thus it was shown to what depths men will fall without God. To vile affections. Vile, shameless, sensual indulgence, such as cannot now be named. The sodomy referred to here was common in the first century among the Romans, and is often spoken of without a sense of shame by their writers. It was prohibited neither by religion nor law, and was acknowledged without shame.

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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