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

  • Francis
    The Natural affection in 1:31 means LOVE. So without natural affection means hatred. It can also mean that, scientifically, naturally positive attracts negative. Unlike poles should repel but that is not the case today. Men are attracted to men and likewise the woman. Verse 32 says, not only those who do or engage themselves in such things are worthy of death but also those who approve of it.
  • Isaiah Sewage
    I LOVE ROMANS 1:12!!
  • Rena
    Verse 4 of this chapter is the key to understanding that the book of Romans compares and contrasts the sinful Adamic nature of mankind to the Holy nature of Jesus, God's Son. His Holiness is the basis for His resurrection, mankind's salvation, and our daily walk with Him.
  • Lilian
    For therein the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith. The Just shall live by faith.
    We should walk by faith and not by sight
    Thank you Jesus for giving me faith without your faith as a gift given to me its impossible to please I will praise you and worship you alone for you are worthy shalom my Rock and my salvation amen
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 1:18 FOR THE WRATH OF GOD IS REVEALED FROM HEAVEN AGAINST ALL UNGODLINESS AND UNRIGHTEOUSNESS OF MEN WHO HOLD THE TRUTH IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS
  • Randy
    Hey there Austin! Yep, I hear what you're saying. It's funny, because the god they worship doesn't mind their godlessness. And they think they are moral. Verse 28 sure fits. Don't know your email.

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