New Living Translation
Since they thought it foolish to acknowledge God, he abandoned them to their foolish thinking and let them do things that should never be done.
King James Bible
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
Darby Bible Translation
And according as they did not think good to have God in their knowledge, God gave them up to a reprobate mind to practise unseemly things;
World English Bible
Even as they refused to have God in their knowledge, God gave them up to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not fitting;
Young's Literal Translation
And, according as they did not approve of having God in knowledge, God gave them up to a disapproved mind, to do the things not seemly;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:28 God gave them up to an undiscerning mind - Treated of, Rom 1:32. To do things not expedient - Even the vilest abominations, treated of verse s Rom 1:29 - 31.
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
The LORD observed the extent of human wickedness on the earth, and he saw that everything they thought or imagined was consistently and totally evil.
2 Samuel 22:27
To the pure you show yourself pure, but to the wicked you show yourself hostile.
Pile their sins up high, and don't let them go free.
I gave them over to worthless decrees and regulations that would not lead to life.
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.
Obscene stories, foolish talk, and coarse jokes--these are not for you. Instead, let there be thankfulness to God.
2 Thessalonians 2:11
So God will cause them to be greatly deceived, and they will believe these lies.
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