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

  • 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

Bible Options