English Standard Version
Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.
King James Bible
Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
American Standard Version
who, knowing the ordinance of God, that they that practise such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but also consent with them that practise them.
Who, having known the justice of God, did not understand that they who do such things, are worthy of death; and not only they that do them, but they also that consent to them that do them.
English Revised Version
who, knowing the ordinance of God, that they which practise such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but also consent with them that practise them.
Webster's Bible Translation
Who, knowing the judgment of God, that they who commit such things are worthy of death; not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
Weymouth New Testament
In short, though knowing full well the sentence which God pronounces against actions such as theirs, as things which deserve death, they not only practise them, but even encourage and applaud others who do them.
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
Rev., correctly, ordinance.
Rev., better, practice. See on John 3:21.
Paul would have been familiar with the abominations of the pagan world from the beginning of his life. The belief in paganism was more firmly rooted in the provinces than in Italy, and was especially vigorous in Tarsus; which was counted among the three Kappa Kakista, most villainous K's of antiquity - Kappadokia, Kilikia, and Krete. Religion there was chiefly of an Oriental character, marked by lascivious rites. See Farrar's "Life and Work of Paul," ii., 24-34
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
worthy. See on
have pleasure in them. or, consent with them.
If you see a thief, you are pleased with him, and you keep company with adulterers.
Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law strive against them.
By their evil they make the king glad, and the princes by their treachery.
So you are witnesses and you consent to the deeds of your fathers, for they killed them, and you build their tombs.
And Saul approved of his execution. And there arose on that day a great persecution against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.
And when the blood of Stephen your witness was being shed, I myself was standing by and approving and watching over the garments of those who killed him.'
But what fruit were you getting at that time from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death.
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