Romans 1:31

“Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Without vnderstanding, couenant breakers, without naturall affection, implacable, vnmercifull;
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

without understanding, covenant-breakers, without natural affection, unmerciful:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Without knowledge, not true to their undertakings, unkind, having no mercy:
- Basic English Bible

void of understanding, faithless, without natural affection, unmerciful;
- Darby Bible

Without understanding, covenant-breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
- Webster's Bible

faithless to their promises, without natural affection, without human pity.
- Weymouth Bible

without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, unforgiving, unmerciful;
- World English Bible

vnwise, vnmanerli, withouten loue, withouten boond of pees, with outen merci.
- Wycliffe Bible

unintelligent, faithless, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 1:31

1:31 Covenant - breakers - It is well known, the Romans, as a nation, from the very beginning of their commonwealth, never made any scruple of vacating altogether the most solemn engagement, if they did not like it, though made by their supreme magistrate, in the name of the whole people. They only gave up the general who had made it, and then supposed themselves to be at full liberty. Without natural affection - The custom of exposing their own new - born children to perish by cold, hunger, or wild beasts, which so generally prevailed in the heathen world, particularly among the Greeks and Romans, was an amazing instance of this; as is also that of killing their aged and helpless parents, now common among the American heathens.

People's Bible Notes for Romans 1:31

Ro 1:31 Without understanding. Senseless, foolish.

Discussion for Romans 1

  • Elaine
    Indeed, Faith is Confidence. Confidence that the Promises of God are true. Progression through life is peppered with many instances where we can place our confidence in ourselves, or confidence that God will fulfill His promises...exhibiting our Faith in God by recognizing He fulfills His promises through our Righteousness.
  • Mark
    If you think you are saved be sure to Read Romans 1:18 thru 3:20 and notice what God The Father is giving you in 3:24-26! This IS God's gospel track to the lost!
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 1:18 for the wrath of GOD is revealed from heaven against all unrighteousness of men who hold the truth in unrighteousness PROVERBS 8:8 all the words of MY MOUTH are in righteousness there is nothing froward or perverse in them --8:20-- I lead in THE WAY OF RIGHTEOUSNESS in the midst of the paths of judgement
  • Felicia
    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.

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