Parallel Verses

Amplified

For this reason God gave them over to degrading and vile passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural [a function contrary to nature],

New American Standard Bible

For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural,

King James Version

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:

Holman Bible

This is why God delivered them over to degrading passions. For even their females exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones.

International Standard Version

For this reason, God delivered them to degrading passions as their females exchanged their natural sexual function for one that is unnatural.

A Conservative Version

Because of this God gave them up to shameful passions, for even their females changed the natural use into what is against nature.

American Standard Version

For this cause God gave them up unto vile passions: for their women changed the natural use into that which is against nature:

An Understandable Version

For this reason God allowed [or, abandoned] them to [practice] degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function [i.e., of sex] for what is against nature [i.e., lesbianism].

Anderson New Testament

For this reason, God delivered them over to vile passions: for their females exchanged their natural use for that which is against nature:

Bible in Basic English

For this reason God gave them up to evil passions, and their women were changing the natural use into one which is unnatural:

Common New Testament

For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural.

Daniel Mace New Testament

amen. for this cause God gave them up to infamous passions: for even the sex perverted the instinct of nature:

Darby Translation

For this reason God gave them up to vile lusts; for both their females changed the natural use into that contrary to nature;

Godbey New Testament

On account of this God gave them up to the lusts of dishonor: for indeed their women changed the natural use to that which is against nature:

Goodspeed New Testament

That is why God has abandoned them to degrading passions. Their women have exchanged their natural function for one that is unnatural,

John Wesley New Testament

Amen. Therefore God gave them up to vile affections; for even their women changed the natural use to that which is against nature: And likewise also the men,

Julia Smith Translation

Therefore God delivered them to the suffering of ignominy: for also their females changed the natural use into that against generation:

King James 2000

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:

Lexham Expanded Bible

Because of this, God gave them over to degrading passions, for their females exchanged the natural relations for those contrary to nature,

Modern King James verseion

For this cause, God gave them up to dishonorable affections. For even their women changed the natural use into that which is against nature.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For this cause, God gave them up unto shameful lusts. For even their women did change the natural use unto the unnatural.

Moffatt New Testament

That is why God has given them up to vile passions; their women have exchanged the natural function of sex for what is unnatural,

Montgomery New Testament

That is why God has given them up to passions of dishonor; for on the one hand their women actually changed the natural function of sex into that which is against nature;

NET Bible

For this reason God gave them over to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged the natural sexual relations for unnatural ones,

New Heart English Bible

For this reason, God abandoned them to their degrading passions. For their women changed the natural function into that which is against nature.

Noyes New Testament

For this cause God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women indulged in unnatural lust,

Sawyer New Testament

Therefore God gave them up to infamous affections; for their females changed a natural enjoyment for that which is against nature,

The Emphasized Bible

For this cause, God gave them up unto dishonourable passions; for, even their females, exchanged away the natural use into that which is against nature, -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For this cause God gave them up to dishonourable passions. For even their women did change the natural use into that which was contrary to nature;

Twentieth Century New Testament

That, I say, is why God abandoned them to degrading passions. Even the women among them perverted the natural use of their bodies to the unnatural;

Webster

For this cause God gave them up to vile affections. For even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

Weymouth New Testament

This then is the reason why God gave them up to vile passions. For not only did the women among them exchange the natural use of their bodies for one which is contrary to nature, but the men also,

Williams New Testament

This is why God has given them up to degrading passions. For their females have exchanged their natural function for one that is unnatural,

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.

Worrell New Testament

For this cause, God gave them up to vile passions; for both their women changed the natural use into that which is against nature;

Worsley New Testament

Therefore God gave them up to infamous passions: for even their women changed the natural use into that which is unnatural,

Youngs 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;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
διά 
Dia 
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
Usage: 527

τοῦτο 
Touto 
Usage: 232

διά 
Dia 
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
Usage: 527

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

παραδίδωμι 
Paradidomi 
Usage: 75


Usage: 0

up
παραδίδωμι 
Paradidomi 
Usage: 75

εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

ἀτιμία 
Atimia 
Usage: 7

πάθος 
Pathos 
Usage: 3

for
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

τε 
Te 
and, both, then, whether, even, also, not tr s
Usage: 170


Usage: 0

θῆλυς 
thelus 
Usage: 3

μεταλλάσσω 
metallasso 
Usage: 2

the natural
φυσικός 
Phusikos 
Usage: 3

use
χρῆσις 
Chresis 
use
Usage: 2

εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

that which is

which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

παρά 
Para 
of, with, from, by ... side, at, than,
Usage: 145

Context Readings

God Hands Sinful Humanity Over To Depravity

25 because [by choice] they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen. 26 For this reason God gave them over to degrading and vile passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural [a function contrary to nature], 27 and in the same way also the men turned away from the natural function of the woman and were consumed with their desire toward one another, men with men committing shameful acts and in return receiving in their own bodies the inevitable and appropriate penalty for their wrongdoing.



Cross References

Genesis 19:5

and they called out to Lot and said to him, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we may know them [intimately].”

Romans 1:24

Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their own hearts to [sexual] impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them [abandoning them to the degrading power of sin],

1 Corinthians 6:9

Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate [by perversion], nor those who participate in homosexuality,

1 Timothy 1:10

for sexually immoral persons, for homosexuals, for kidnappers and slave traders, for liars, for perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine,

Jude 1:7

just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the adjacent cities, since they in the same way as these angels indulged in gross immoral freedom and unnatural vice and sensual perversity. They are exhibited [in plain sight] as an example in undergoing the punishment of everlasting fire.

Leviticus 18:22-28

You shall not lie [intimately] with a male as one lies with a female; it is repulsive.

Judges 19:22

While they were celebrating, behold, men of the city, certain worthless and evil men, surrounded the house, pounding on the door; and they spoke to the master of the house, the old man, saying, “Bring out the man who came to your house so that we may have relations with him.”

1 Thessalonians 4:5

not [to be used] in lustful passion, like the Gentiles who do not know God and are ignorant of His will;

Deuteronomy 23:17-18

“There shall be no cult prostitute among the daughters of Israel, nor shall there be a cult prostitute (a sodomite) among the sons of Israel.

Romans 1:28

And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God or consider Him worth knowing [as their Creator], God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do things which are improper and repulsive,

Ephesians 4:19

And they, [the ungodly in their spiritual apathy], having become callous and unfeeling, have given themselves over [as prey] to unbridled sensuality, eagerly craving the practice of every kind of impurity [that their desires may demand].

Ephesians 5:12

for it is disgraceful even to mention the things that such people practice in secret.

Jude 1:10

But these men sneer at anything which they do not understand; and whatever they do know by [mere] instinct, like unreasoning and irrational beasts—by these things they are destroyed.

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