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

  • 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.
  • Lawson
    Phil 4 verse 13 I can do all things thru Christ who strength me
  • 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

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