New Living Translation
That is why God abandoned them to their shameful desires. Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other.
King James Bible
For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
Darby Bible Translation
For this reason God gave them up to vile lusts; for both their females changed the natural use into that contrary to nature;
World English Bible
For this reason, God gave them up to vile passions. For their women changed the natural function into that which is against nature.
Young's Literal Translation
Because of this did God give them up to dishonourable affections, for even their females did change the natural use into that against nature;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:26 Therefore God gave them up to vile affections - To which the heathen Romans were then abandoned to the last degree; and none more than the emperors themselves.
LibraryThe Witness of the Resurrection
'Declared to be the Son of God with power, ... by the resurrection of the dead.'--ROMANS i. 4 (R.V.). It is a great mistake to treat Paul's writings, and especially this Epistle, as mere theology. They are the transcript of his life's experience. As has been well said, the gospel of Paul is an interpretation of the significance of the life and work of Jesus based upon the revelation to him of Jesus as the risen Christ. He believed that he had seen Jesus on the road to Damascus, and it was that appearance …
Alexander Maclaren—Romans, Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)
Privilege and Obligation
Sin in the Heart the Source of Error in the Head
So I let them follow their own stubborn desires, living according to their own ideas.
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.
1 Thessalonians 4:5
not in lustful passion like the pagans who do not know God and his ways.
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