Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools123
and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images2 made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.
Therefore God gave them over3 in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another.425
They exchanged the truth of God for a lie,5 and worshiped and served created things6 rather than the Creator--who is forever praised.7 Amen.826
Because of this, God gave them over9 to shameful lusts.10 Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones.1127
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.1228
Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over13 to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done.
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,1430
slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents;1531
they are senseless, faithless, heartless,16 ruthless.
Although they know God's righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death,17 they not only continue to do these very things but also approve18 of those who practice them.