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Romans 1:24

    Romans 1:24 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    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 (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For this reason God gave them up to the evil desires of their hearts, working shame in their bodies with one another:

    Webster's Revision

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

    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,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for Romans 1:24

    Wherefore - Why?; for what reason?; for what cause?

    Clarke's Commentary on Romans 1:24

    God - gave them up, etc. - They had filled up the measure of their iniquities, and God, by permitting them to plunge into all manner of irregularities, thus, by one species of sin, inflicted punishment on another.

    Dishonour their own bodies - Probably alluding here to what is more openly expressed, Romans 1:26, Romans 1:27.

    Between themselves - εν εαυτοις, Of themselves, of their own free accord; none inciting, none impelling.

    Barnes' Notes on Romans 1:24

    Wherefore - That is, because they were unwilling to retain him in their knowledge, and chose to worship idols. Here is traced the practical tendency of paganism; not as an innocent and harmless system, but as resulting in the most gross and shameless acts of depravity.

    God gave them up - He abandoned them, or he ceased to restrain them, and suffered them to act out their sentiments, and to manifest them in their life. This does not imply, that he exerted any positive influence in inducing them to sin, any more than it would if we should seek, by argument and entreaty, to restrain a headstrong youth, and when neither would prevail, should leave him to act out his propensities. and to go as he chose to ruin. It is implied in this,

    (1) That the tendency of man was to these sins;

    (2) That the tendency of idolatry was to promote them; and,

    (3) That all that was needful, in order that people should commit them, was for God to leave him to follow the devices and desires of his own heart; compare Psalm 81:12; 2 Thessalonians 2:10, 2 Thessalonians 2:12.

    To uncleanness - To impurity, or moral defilement; particularly to those impurities which he proceeds to specify, Romans 1:26, etc.

    Through the lusts of their own hearts - Or, in consequence of their own evil and depraved passions and desires. He left them to act out, or manifest, their depraved affections and inclinations.

    To dishonour - To disgrace; Romans 1:26-27.

    Between themselves - Among themselves; or mutually. They did it by unlawful and impure connections with one another.

    Wesley's Notes on Romans 1:24

    1:24 Wherefore - One punishment of sin is from the very nature of it, as Rom 1:27; another, as here, is from vindictive justice. Uncleanness - Ungodliness and uncleanness are frequently joined, 1Thes 4:5 as are the knowledge of God and purity. God gave them up - By withdrawing his restraining grace.