Bible: Romans 1:21-32

1:21 For although they knew God, they did not glorify him as God or give him thanks, but they became futile in their thoughts and their senseless hearts 1  were darkened. 1:22 Although they claimed 2  to be wise, they became fools 1:23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for an image resembling mortal human beings 3  or birds or four-footed animals 4  or reptiles.

1:24 Therefore God gave them over 5  in the desires of their hearts to impurity, to dishonor 6  their bodies among themselves. 7  1:25 They 8  exchanged the truth of God for a lie 9  and worshiped and served the creation 10  rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.

1:26 For this reason God gave them over to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged the natural sexual relations for unnatural ones, 11  1:27 and likewise the men also abandoned natural relations with women 12  and were inflamed in their passions 13  for one another. Men 14  committed shameless acts with men and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.

1:28 And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God, 15  God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what should not be done. 16  1:29 They are filled 17  with every kind of unrighteousness, wickedness, covetousness, malice. They are rife with 18  envy, murder, strife, deceit, hostility. They are gossips, 1:30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, contrivers of all sorts of evil, disobedient to parents, 1:31 senseless, covenant-breakers, 19  heartless, ruthless. 1:32 Although they fully know 20  God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, 21  they not only do them but also approve of those who practice them. 22 

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