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Romans 1:21-32 (New International Version)

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21 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.1 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools2 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images3 made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles. 24 Therefore God gave them over4 in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another.5 25 They exchanged the truth of God for a lie,6 and worshiped and served created things7 rather than the Creator--who is forever praised.8 Amen.9 26 Because of this, God gave them over10 to shameful lusts.11 Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones.12 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.13 28 Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over14 to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips,15 30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents;16 31 they are senseless, faithless, heartless,17 ruthless. 32 Although they know God's righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death,18 they not only continue to do these very things but also approve19 of those who practice them.
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