Parallel Verses

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;

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:

Amplified

For this reason God gave them over and abandoned them to vile affections and degrading passions. For their women exchanged their natural function for an unnatural and abnormal one,

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:

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,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For this cause God gave them up unto shameful affections, for even their women changed the natural use into that which is against nature;

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 who changed the truth of God into falsehood, and honoured and served the creature more than him who had created it, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 26 For this reason God gave them up to vile lusts; for both their females changed the natural use into that contrary to nature; 27 and in like manner the males also, leaving the natural use of the female, were inflamed in their lust towards one another; males with males working shame, and receiving in themselves the recompense of their error which was fit.



Cross References

Genesis 19:5

And they called to Lot, and said to him, Where are the men that have come in to thee to-night? bring them out to us that we may know them.

Romans 1:24

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

1 Corinthians 6:9

Do ye not know that unrighteous persons shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not err: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor those who make women of themselves, nor who abuse themselves with men,

1 Timothy 1:10

fornicators, sodomites, kidnappers, liars, perjurers; and if any other thing is opposed to sound teaching,

Jude 1:7

as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities around them, committing greedily fornication, in like manner with them, and going after other flesh, lie there as an example, undergoing the judgment of eternal fire.

Leviticus 18:22-28

And thou shalt not lie with mankind as one lieth with a woman: it is an abomination.

Judges 19:22

As they were making their hearts merry, behold, the men of the city, base fellows, beset the house round about, beating on the door; and they said to the old man, the master of the house, "Bring out the man who came into your house, that we may know him."

1 Thessalonians 4:5

(not in passionate desire, even as the nations who know not God,)

Deuteronomy 23:17-18

There shall be no prostitute amongst the daughters of Israel, nor any Sodomite amongst the sons of Israel.

Romans 1:28

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;

Ephesians 4:19

who having cast off all feeling, have given themselves up to lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greedy unsatisfied lust.

Ephesians 5:12

for the things that are done by them in secret it is shameful even to say.

Jude 1:10

But these, whatever things they know not, they speak railingly against; but what even, as the irrational animals, they understand by mere nature, in these things they corrupt themselves.

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