Romans 1:18-24 NIV

God's Wrath Against Mankind

18 The wrath of God1 is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness,

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19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them.2

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20 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,3 so that men are without excuse.4

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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.5

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22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools6

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23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images7 made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.

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24 Therefore God gave them over8 in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another.9

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