For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made,1 so that men are without excuse.221
For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.322
Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools423
and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images5 made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.
Therefore God gave them over6 in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another.725
They exchanged the truth of God for a lie,8 and worshiped and served created things9 rather than the Creator--who is forever praised.10 Amen.11