because they exchanged the truth about God for 1a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, 2who is blessed forever! Amen.
For this reason 3God gave them up to 4dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature;
and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, 5men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.
And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, 6God gave them up to 7a debased mind to do 8what ought not to be done.
They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips,
slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,
foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless.