Romans 1:30

“Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Backbiters, haters of God, despitefull, proude, boasters, inuenters of euill things, disobedient to parents;
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

backbiters, hateful to God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Hated by God, full of pride, without respect, full of loud talk, given to evil inventions, not honouring father or mother,
- Basic English Bible

back-biters, hateful to God, insolent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
- Darby Bible

Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventers of evil things, disobedient to parents,
- Webster's Bible

They were secret backbiters, open slanderers; hateful to God, insolent, haughty, boastful; inventors of new forms of sin, disobedient to parents, destitute of common sense,
- Weymouth Bible

backbiters, hateful to God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
- World English Bible

hateful to God, debateris, proude, and hiy ouer mesure, fynderis of yuele thingis, not obeschynge to fadir and modir,
- Wycliffe Bible

evil-speakers, God-haters, insulting, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 1:30


1:30 Whisperers - Such as secretly defame others. Backbiters - Such as speak against others behind their back. Haters of God - That is, rebels against him, deniers of his providence, or accusers of his justice in their adversities; yea, having an inward heart - enmity to his justice and holiness. Inventors of evil things - Of new pleasures, new ways of gain, new arts of hurting, particularly in war.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 1:30


Ro 1:30 Haters of God. "Hateful to God", in the Revised Version. Hateful, because so polluted with sin.

Discussion for Romans 1

  • Felicia
    Lambert
    Recompence in 1:27 means that they received the right reward for their personal error. It has a negative sense here. Hope that helps. God bless.
  • A disciple
    Lambert; "recompense" means to repay or requite, as a reward or for an injury or loss; something given or done in return for something else; repayment, remuneration, requital, or reward; something given or done to make up for a loss, injury, etc.; compensation:(Collins Dictionary). Luke 14:14 the meaning is to repay. Joel 3:4 in the sense of toil and burden-bearing to repay with a similar action.
  • Lambert
    What is the word "recompence" meaning? (1:27) Concerning to the word "recompense"? Thanks. I'm from china.
  • Duro
    Book of romans shows us that if a christian refuses to grow, there could be reverse of faith.
  • 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!!

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