Parallel VersesNew International Version
they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy.
English Standard Version
foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless.
New American Standard Bible
without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful;
King James Bible
Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
Holman Christian Standard Bible
undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, and unmerciful.
International Standard Version
foolish, faithless, heartless, and ruthless.
American Standard Version
without understanding, covenant-breakers, without natural affection, unmerciful:
Foolish, dissolute, without affection, without fidelity, without mercy.
Darby Bible Translation
void of understanding, faithless, without natural affection, unmerciful;
Young's Literal Translation
unintelligent, faithless, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful;
1:26-32 In the horrid depravity of the heathen, the truth of our Lord's words was shown: Light was come into the world, but men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil; for he that doeth evil hateth the light. The truth was not to their taste. And we all know how soon a man will contrive, against the strongest evidence, to reason himself out of the belief of what he dislikes. But a man cannot be brought to greater slavery than to be given up to his own lusts. As the Gentiles did not like to keep God in their knowledge, they committed crimes wholly against reason and their own welfare. The nature of man, whether pagan or Christian, is still the same; and the charges of the apostle apply more or less to the state and character of men at all times, till they are brought to full submission to the faith of Christ, and renewed by Divine power. There never yet was a man, who had not reason to lament his strong corruptions, and his secret dislike to the will of God. Therefore this chapter is a call to self-examination, the end of which should be, a deep conviction of sin, and of the necessity of deliverance from a state of condemnation.
30. haters of God—The word usually signifies "God-hated," which some here prefer, in the sense of "abhorred of the Lord"; expressing the detestableness of their character in His sight (compare Pr 22:14; Ps 73:20). But the active sense of the word, adopted in our version and by the majority of expositors, though rarer, agrees perhaps better with the context.