Romans 1:20
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English Standard Version
For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.

King James Bible
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

American Standard Version
For the invisible things of him since the creation of the world are clearly seen, being perceived through the things that are made, even his everlasting power and divinity; that they may be without excuse:

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the invisible things of him, from the creation of the world, are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made; his eternal power also, and divinity: so that they are inexcusable.

English Revised Version
For the invisible things of him since the creation of the world are clearly seen, being perceived through the things that are made, even his everlasting power and divinity; that they may be without excuse:

Webster's Bible Translation
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

Weymouth New Testament
For, from the very creation of the world, His invisible perfections--namely His eternal power and divine nature--have been rendered intelligible and clearly visible by His works, so that these men are without excuse.

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Vincent's Word Studies

The invisible things of Him

The attributes which constitute God's nature, afterward defined as "His eternal power and divinity."

From the creation (ἀπό)

From the time of. Rev., since.

Are clearly seen (καθορᾶται)

We have here an oxymoron, literally a pointedly foolish saying; a saying which is impressive or witty through sheer contradiction or paradox. Invisible things are clearly visible. See on Acts 5:41. Illustrations are sometimes furnished by single words, as γλυκύπικρος bittersweet; θρασύδειλος a bold coward. In English compare Shakespeare:

"Dove-feathered raven, fiend angelical;

Beautiful tyrant, wolfish-ravening lamb."

Spenser:

"Glad of such luck, the luckless lucky maid."

Godhead (θειότης)

Rev., better, divinity. Godhead expresses deity (θεότης). θειότης is godhood, not godhead. It signifies the sum-total of the divine attributes.

So that they are (εἰς τὸ εἶναι)

The A.V. expresses result; but the sense is rather purpose. The revelation of God's power and divinity is given, so that, if, after being enlightened, they fall into sin, they may be without defense.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For the.

John 1:18 No man has seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he has declared him.

Colossians 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

1 Timothy 1:17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

1 Timothy 6:16 Who only has immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach to; whom no man has seen, nor can see...

Hebrews 11:27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.

from the.

Romans 1:19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God has showed it to them.

Deuteronomy 4:19 And lest you lift up your eyes to heaven, and when you see the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven...

Job 31:26-28 If I beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon walking in brightness...

Psalm 8:3 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have ordained;

Psalm 33:6-9 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth...

Psalm 104:5,31 Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever...

Psalm 119:90 Your faithfulness is to all generations: you have established the earth, and it stays.

Psalm 139:13 For you have possessed my reins: you have covered me in my mother's womb.

Psalm 148:8-12 Fire, and hail; snow, and vapors; stormy wind fulfilling his word...

Matthew 5:45 That you may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he makes his sun to rise on the evil and on the good...

even his.

Romans 16:26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God...

Genesis 21:33 And Abraham planted a grove in Beersheba, and called there on the name of the LORD, the everlasting God.

Deuteronomy 33:27 The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before you...

Psalm 90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting...

Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government shall be on his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful...

Isaiah 26:4 Trust you in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:

Isaiah 40:26 Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who has created these things, that brings out their host by number...

1 Timothy 1:17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Hebrews 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God...

Godhead.

Acts 17:29 For as much then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like to gold, or silver, or stone...

Colossians 2:9 For in him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.

so that they are. or, that they may be.

Romans 2:1,15 Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are that judge: for wherein you judge another, you condemn yourself...

John 15:22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin.

without. See on

Acts 22:1 Men, brothers, and fathers, hear you my defense which I make now to you.

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Cross References
Genesis 1:1
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

Job 12:7
"But ask the beasts, and they will teach you; the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you;

Psalm 19:1
The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.

Jeremiah 5:21
"Hear this, O foolish and senseless people, who have eyes, but see not, who have ears, but hear not.

Jeremiah 51:15
"It is he who made the earth by his power, who established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding stretched out the heavens.

Mark 10:6
But from the beginning of creation, 'God made them male and female.'

Romans 2:1
Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things.

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