Romans 1:25
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New International Version
They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator--who is forever praised. Amen.

New Living Translation
They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! Amen.

English Standard Version
because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.

Berean Study Bible
They 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.

Berean Literal Bible
who changed the truth of God into falsehood, and reverenced and served the created thing beyond the One having created it, who is blessed to the ages! Amen.

New American Standard Bible
For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

King James Bible
Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served something created instead of the Creator, who is praised forever. Amen.

International Standard Version
They exchanged God's truth for a lie and worshipped and served the creation rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

NET Bible
They exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshiped and served the creation rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.

New Heart English Bible
who exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they exchanged the truth of God for lies, and they revered and served created things more than their Creator, to whom belong praises and blessings to the eternity of eternities, amen.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
These people have exchanged God's truth for a lie. So they have become ungodly and serve what is created rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen!

New American Standard 1977
For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

Jubilee Bible 2000
who changed the truth of God into a lie and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for all ages. Amen.

King James 2000 Bible
Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshiped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

American King James Version
Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

American Standard Version
for that they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who changed the truth of God into a lie; and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

Darby Bible Translation
who changed the truth of God into falsehood, and honoured and served the creature more than him who had created [it], who is blessed for ever. Amen.

English Revised Version
for that they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

Webster's Bible Translation
Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshiped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

Weymouth New Testament
For they had bartered the reality of God for what is unreal, and had offered divine honours and religious service to created things, rather than to the Creator--He who is for ever blessed. Amen.

World English Bible
who exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

Young's Literal Translation
who did change the truth of God into a falsehood, and did honour and serve the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed to the ages. Amen.
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
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. 26For this reason God gave them over to dishonorable passions. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones.…
Cross References
Isaiah 44:20
He feeds on ashes; a deceived heart has turned him aside. And he cannot deliver himself, nor say, "Is there not a lie in my right hand?"

Jeremiah 10:14
Every man is stupid, devoid of knowledge; Every goldsmith is put to shame by his idols; For his molten images are deceitful, And there is no breath in them.

Jeremiah 13:25
"This is your lot, the portion measured to you From Me," declares the LORD, "Because you have forgotten Me And trusted in falsehood.

Jeremiah 16:19
O LORD, my strength and my stronghold, And my refuge in the day of distress, To You the nations will come From the ends of the earth and say, "Our fathers have inherited nothing but falsehood, Futility and things of no profit."

Romans 9:5
Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them proceeds the human descent of Christ, who is God over all, forever worthy of praise! Amen.

2 Corinthians 11:31
The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, who is forever worthy of praise, knows that I am not lying.
Treasury of Scripture

Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

changed.

Romans 1:23 And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made …

the truth.

Romans 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness …

1 Thessalonians 1:9 For they themselves show of us what manner of entering in we had to you…

1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and has given us an understanding, …

into a lie.

Isaiah 44:20 He feeds on ashes: a deceived heart has turned him aside, that he …

Jeremiah 10:14,15 Every man is brutish in his knowledge: every founder is confounded …

Jeremiah 13:25 This is your lot, the portion of your measures from me, said the …

Jeremiah 16:19 O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of …

Amos 2:4 Thus said the LORD; For three transgressions of Judah, and for four, …

John 2:8 And he said to them, Draw out now, and bear to the governor of the …

Habakkuk 2:18 What profits the graven image that the maker thereof has graven it; …

the creature.

Romans 1:23 And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made …

Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and …

Matthew 10:37 He that loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: …

2 Timothy 3:4 Traitors, heady, high minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

1 John 2:15,16 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If …

more. or, rather. who is.

Romans 9:5 Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ …

Psalm 72:19 And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth …

Psalm 145:1,2 I will extol you, my God, O king; and I will bless your name for …

2 Corinthians 11:31 The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for …

Ephesians 3:21 To him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, …

1 Timothy 1:11,17 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed …

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