Romans 1:24
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New International Version
Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another.

New Living Translation
So God abandoned them to do whatever shameful things their hearts desired. As a result, they did vile and degrading things with each other's bodies.

English Standard Version
Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves,

Berean Study Bible
Therefore God gave them up in the desires of their hearts to impurity for the dishonoring of their bodies with one another.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore God gave them up in the desires of their hearts to impurity to dishonor their bodies between themselves,

New American Standard Bible
Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them.

King James Bible
Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore God delivered them over in the cravings of their hearts to sexual impurity, so that their bodies were degraded among themselves.

International Standard Version
For this reason, God delivered them to sexual impurity as they followed the lusts of their hearts and dishonored their bodies with one another.

NET Bible
Therefore God gave them over in the desires of their hearts to impurity, to dishonor their bodies among themselves.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because of this, God handed them over to the vile desires of their heart to disgrace their bodies among themselves.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
For this reason God allowed their lusts to control them. As a result, they dishonor their bodies by sexual perversion with each other.

New American Standard 1977
Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, that their bodies might be dishonored among them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore God also gave them over to the lusts of their own hearts for uncleanness, to contaminate their own bodies between themselves,

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves:

American King James Version
Why God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves:

American Standard Version
Wherefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts unto uncleanness, that their bodies should be dishonored among themselves:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherefore God gave them up to the desires of their heart, unto uncleanness, to dishonour their own bodies among themselves.

Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore God gave them up [also] in the lusts of their hearts to uncleanness, to dishonour their bodies between themselves:

English Revised Version
Wherefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts unto uncleanness, that their bodies should be dishonoured among themselves:

Webster's Bible Translation
Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves:

Weymouth New Testament
For this reason, in accordance with their own depraved cravings, God gave them up to uncleanness, allowing them to dishonour their bodies among themselves with impurity.

World English Bible
Therefore God also gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to uncleanness, that their bodies should be dishonored among themselves,

Young's Literal Translation
Wherefore also God did give them up, in the desires of their hearts, to uncleanness, to dishonour their bodies among themselves;
Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Study Bible
God's Wrath against Sin
23and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images of mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles. 24Therefore God gave them up in the desires of their hearts to impurity for the dishonoring of their bodies with one another. 25They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator, who is forever worthy of praise! Amen.…
Cross References
Psalm 81:12
"So I gave them over to the stubbornness of their heart, To walk in their own devices.

Romans 1:26
For this reason God gave them over to dishonorable passions. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones.

Romans 1:28
Furthermore, since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, He gave them up to a depraved mind, to do what should not be done.

Ephesians 2:3
We all lived among them at one time in the cravings of our flesh, indulging its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature children of wrath.

Ephesians 4:19
Having lost all sense of shame, they have given themselves over to sensuality for the practice of every kind of impurity, with a craving for more.

1 Thessalonians 4:4
each of you must know how to control his own body in holiness and honor,
Treasury of Scripture

Why God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves:

God.

Psalm 81:11,12 But my people would not listen to my voice; and Israel would none of me…

Hosea 4:17,18 Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone…

Matthew 15:14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind …

Acts 7:42 Then God turned, and gave them up to worship the host of heaven; …

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

Acts 17:29,30 For as much then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to …

Ephesians 4:18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life …

2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 And with all delusion of unrighteousness in them that perish; because …

through the lusts. See on

Romans 6:12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that you should …

to dishonour.

1 Corinthians 6:13,18 Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy …

1 Thessalonians 4:4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification …

2 Timothy 2:20-22 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, …

between.

Romans 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, …

Leviticus 18:22 You shall not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.

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