Romans 1:28

“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And euen as they did not like to retaine God in their knowledge, God gaue them ouer to a reprobate minde, to doe those things which are not conuenient:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And even as they refused to have God in `their' knowledge, God gave them up unto a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not fitting;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And because they had not the mind to keep God in their knowledge, God gave them up to an evil mind, to do those things which are not right;
- Basic English Bible

And according as they did not think good to have God in [their] knowledge, God gave them up to a reprobate mind to practise unseemly things;
- Darby Bible

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
- Webster's Bible

And just as they had refused to continue to have a full knowledge of God, so it was to utterly worthless minds that God gave them up, for them to do things which should not be done.
- Weymouth Bible

Even as they refused to have God in their knowledge, God gave them up to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not fitting;
- World English Bible

And as thei preueden that thei hadden not God in knowyng, God bitook hem in to a repreuable wit, that thei do tho thingis that ben not couenable; that thei ben fulfillid with al wickidnesse,
- Wycliffe Bible

And, according as they did not approve of having God in knowledge, God gave them up to a disapproved mind, to do the things not seemly;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 1:28


1:28 God gave them up to an undiscerning mind - Treated of, #Rom 1:32|. To do things not expedient - Even the vilest abominations, treated of verses #Rom 1:29 |- 31.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 1:28


Ro 1:28 God gave them over to a reprobate mind. A thought is repeated here that has already been hinted, and is often taught in the Scriptures. The man who turns from the truth will be allowed to have his way, will fall deeper and deeper into error, and will reap all the evil consequences of loving darkness rather than light. Those who hate the truth are "given over to a reprobate mind". A reprobate mind is one rejected of God. Which are not convenient. Not decent, or honorable.

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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