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 1:28

  • DARLEEN PEOPLES for verse 28
    This article has help me alot because this came into my spirit about the reprobate mind at 10:30am on 8-14-15.God is so awesome. Amen
  • prov 28:1 says, "The wicked flee when no man pursuth:but the righteous are bold as a lion ".When we fail to retain GOD in our heart,having in us a self conciousness that we are in the world and not of the world thus,retaining God gets easy and staying away from sin ,pleasing GOD becomes a life style.
  • Nadrah Yousef for verse 28
    As simply as possible. A homosexual thinks he has a relationship with God. Why because God hates the sin, not the sinner. So to draw the line in the sand. You break relationship when you break covenant. Think of it as what we know today as a contract. Both parties are responsible for something. If you fail to live up to your part of the contract. No matter what else you do or how good you perform. Your desire is to make God wrong and you right. Because you don't see immediate fallout in your individual life. There are consequences for your action, a reprobate mind is one such consequence. No relationship with God, no understanding of what is or is to come
  • Thelma Cuffee for verse 28
    Please HELP! This has been a controversial discussion during Sunday School several churches with regard to "who will be turned over to a reprobate mind "? A person who has accepted Christ and then decide to go his her way, OR when a sinner chooses to satisfy the flesh and continues to ignore the conviction of the Holy Spirit to give his her life to Christ? I really need clarification. Is it the sinner man? Does it pertains to the backslider who has given up and no longer wants to follow Christ? Who will be given over to a "reprobate mind ". Prayerfully submitted-
  • Clinton callaway for verse 28
    "And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge ", These are men who know there is a creator and know in their heart God will judge their sin, Choose their sin and darkness instead of being convicted they are head strong in their wickness and choose Hell and God 's judgement without wanting to be made righteous unto him. Therefore God gives up on them as lost and allows them their life to do what they please until the time when those sins will be judged according ,to truth, and their wickness will be righteously put away with the Devil and his Angels. "God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient " The Reprobate mind is a mind that is vile and evil. It is the mind of Satan. Jesus said John 8 44 45 "44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own for he is a liar, and the father of it. "
  • Christine virelli for verse 28
    I believe if you have full knowledge of God and turn your back on him, he will inturn turn his back on you to do whatever you want and even worse... a depraved mind.

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