Romans 1:18-32 (English Standard Version)

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God's Wrath on Unrighteousness

18 For 1the wrath of God 2is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19 For what can be 3known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, 4have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they 5became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 6Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and 7exchanged the glory of 8the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things. 24 Therefore 9God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to 10the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 25 because they exchanged the truth about God for 11a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, 12who is blessed forever! Amen. 26 For this reason 13God gave them up to 14dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, 15men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error. 28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, 16God gave them up to 17a debased mind to do 18what ought not to be done. 29 They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. 32 Though they know 19God's decree that those who practice such things 20deserve to die, they not only do them but 21give approval to those who practice them.
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