19because1that which is known about God is evidentawithin them; for Godmade it evident to them.
For 2since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternalpower and divinenature, have been clearlyseen, 3being understood through whathasbeenmade, so that they are withoutexcuse.
For even though they knewGod, they did not bhonor Him as Godorgivethanks, but they became4futile in their speculations, and their foolishheart was darkened.
225Professing to be wise, they becamefools,
and 6exchanged the glory of the incorruptibleGod for an image in the form of corruptibleman and of birds and four-footedanimals and ccrawlingcreatures.
24Therefore7Godgave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be 8dishonoredamong them.
For they exchanged the truth of God for da 9lie, and worshiped and served the creatureratherthan the Creator, 10who is blessedeforever. Amen.
For thisreason11Godgave them over to 12degradingpassions ; for their womenexchanged the naturalfunction for that which is funnatural ,
and in the samewayalso the menabandoned the naturalfunction of the woman and burned in their desiretowardoneanother, 13men with mencommittinggindecentacts and receiving in htheir ownpersons the duepenalty of their error.
And just as they did not seefitito acknowledgeGod any longer, 14Godgave them over to a depravedmind, to dothose things which are not proper,
being filled with allunrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil ; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice ; they are 15gossips,