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

  • A disciple
    Steve morrow, I agree with you 100%! It is one of many things that the "Western" world has thrown off and rejected, that the Lord commands obedience and subjection of the women in the Assembly. They somehow feel that they are above such things, and don't have to obey; but there is good reason for the woman being ordered to keep silence; and a real woman of God will not teach or dominate over men.
  • Steve morrow
    Irene 123 do you mean the words that you agree with --- not all the words??? ROMANS 15:18 FOR I WILL NOT DARE TO SPEAK OF ANY OF THOSE THINGS WHICH CHRIST HATH NOT WROUGHT BY ME TO MAKE THE GENTILES OBEDIENT BY WORD AND DEED 1 TIMOTHY 1:11 LET THE WOMAN LEARN IN SILENCE WITH ALL SUBJECTION 1:12 BUT I SUFFER NO A WOMAN TO TEACH NOR TO USURP AUTHORITY OVER THE MAN BUT TO BE IN SILENCE
  • Bruce
    THAT MAN SHALL NOT LIVE BY BREAD ALONE,BUT BY EVERY WORD OF GOD. Luke 4:4
  • Irene123
    People are always stating, concerning the Bible, "I believe", "I think", "my opinion": what Jesus said after His 40 days of fasting and praying when satan came to him was, "IT IS WRITTEN ..... "
  • Irene123
    To Joey on 12 15 '15 - What Peter wrote, what Paul wrote, what James wrote, what Jude wrote, are all from the 'mouth' of GOD. ALL scripture is given by inspiration of God. Who is - JESUS Jesus Jehovah in O.T. is God's name.
  • Irene123
    In Acts, Paul's conversion had not had time to reach Jerusalem when first he went there. In his letter he had been converted for quite some time and was well known and known of in Jesus' church, altho' he hadn't personally been to the Rome church as yet. The things of Rom. happened AFTER the things of Acts. "Come now, let us reason together ....." Isa.1:18.

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