Romans 1:19
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New International Version
since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them.

New Living Translation
They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them.

English Standard Version
For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them.

New American Standard Bible
because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them.

King James Bible
Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
since what can be known about God is evident among them, because God has shown it to them.

International Standard Version
For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God himself has made it plain to them.

NET Bible
because what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because a knowledge of God is revealed to them, for God has revealed it to them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
What can be known about God is clear to them because he has made it clear to them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
because that which is known of God is manifest to them; for God has showed it unto them.

King James 2000 Bible
Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God has showed it unto them.

American King James Version
Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God has showed it to them.

American Standard Version
because that which is known of God is manifest in them; for God manifested it unto them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because that which is known of God is manifest in them. For God hath manifested it unto them.

Darby Bible Translation
Because what is known of God is manifest among them, for God has manifested [it] to them,

English Revised Version
because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God manifested it unto them.

Webster's Bible Translation
Because that which may be known of God, is manifest in them; for God hath shown it to them.

Weymouth New Testament
because what may be known about Him is plain to their inmost consciousness; for He Himself has made it plain to them.

World English Bible
because that which is known of God is revealed in them, for God revealed it to them.

Young's Literal Translation
Because that which is known of God is manifest among them, for God did manifest it to them,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

1:18-25 The apostle begins to show that all mankind need the salvation of the gospel, because none could obtain the favour of God, or escape his wrath by their own works. For no man can plead that he has fulfilled all his obligations to God and to his neighbour; nor can any truly say that he has fully acted up to the light afforded him. The sinfulness of man is described as ungodliness against the laws of the first table, and unrighteousness against those of the second. The cause of that sinfulness is holding the truth in unrighteousness. All, more or less, do what they know to be wrong, and omit what they know to be right, so that the plea of ignorance cannot be allowed from any. Our Creator's invisible power and Godhead are so clearly shown in the works he has made, that even idolaters and wicked Gentiles are left without excuse. They foolishly followed idolatry; and rational creatures changed the worship of the glorious Creator, for that of brutes, reptiles, and senseless images. They wandered from God, till all traces of true religion must have been lost, had not the revelation of the gospel prevented it. For whatever may be pretended, as to the sufficiency of man's reason to discover Divine truth and moral obligation, or to govern the practice aright, facts cannot be denied. And these plainly show that men have dishonoured God by the most absurd idolatries and superstitions; and have degraded themselves by the vilest affections and most abominable deeds.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 19. - Because that which is known (not, as in the Authorized Version, "may be known;" for, though the force of the word γνωστὸν suggests this sense, it certainly means known, not knowable, in the many passages of the New Testament where it elsewhere occurs) of God is manifest in them; for God manifested it to them; rather than hath manifested, as in the Authorized Version. He manifested it, as appears from the following verse, in creation. In it to them from the first he manifested it; but in them (ἐν αὐτοῖς) also, through the capacity of the human soul to see Divine power in creation.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Because that which may be known of God,.... There are some things which could not be known of God by the light of nature; as a trinity of persons in the Godhead; the knowledge of God in Christ as Mediator; the God-man and Mediator Jesus Christ; his incarnation, sufferings, death, and resurrection; the will of God to save sinners by a crucified Jesus; the several peculiar doctrines of the Gospel, particularly the resurrection of the dead, and the manner of worshipping of God with acceptance: but then there are some things which may be known of God, without a revelation. Adam had a perfect knowledge of him; and his sons, though fallen, even the very Heathens have some notion of him, as that there is a God; and by the light of nature it might be known that there is but one God, who is glorious, full of majesty, and possessed of all perfections, as that he is all powerful, wise, good and righteous: and this

is manifest in them, or "to them"; by the light that is given them: it is light by which that which may be known of God is manifest; and this is the light of nature, which every man has that comes into the world; and this is internal, it is in him, in his mind and conscience, and is communicated to him by God, and that by infusion or inspiration; see Job 32:8;

for God hath showed it unto them; what may be known of him by that light; and which is assisted and may be improved by a consideration of the works of creation and Providence.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

19. Because that which may be—rather, "which is."

known of God is manifest in them; for God hath showed it unto them—The sense of this pregnant statement the apostle proceeds to unfold in Ro 1:20.

Romans 1:19 Additional Commentaries
Context
God's Wrath against Sin
18For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. 20For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.…
Cross References
Psalm 19:1
For the director of music. A psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

Isaiah 40:21
Do you not know? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood since the earth was founded?

Acts 14:17
Yet he has not left himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy."

Acts 17:24
"The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands.

Romans 2:14
(Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law.
Treasury of Scripture

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

that which.

Romans 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are …

Psalm 19:1-6 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows his handiwork…

Isaiah 40:26 Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who has created these things, …

Jeremiah 10:10-13 But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting …

Acts 14:16 Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways.

Acts 17:23-30 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with …

in them. or, to them. for God.

John 1:9 That was the true Light, which lights every man that comes into the world.

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