and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images1 made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.
Therefore God gave them over2 in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another.325
They exchanged the truth of God for a lie,4 and worshiped and served created things5 rather than the Creator--who is forever praised.6 Amen.726
Because of this, God gave them over8 to shameful lusts.9 Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones.1027
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.1128
Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over12 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,1330
slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents;1431
they are senseless, faithless, heartless,15 ruthless.
Although they know God's righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death,16 they not only continue to do these very things but also approve17 of those who practice them.