'Nature' in the 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:
For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:
And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfil the law, judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision dost transgress the law?
For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree?
Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?
We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles,
Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods.
Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.
And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.
Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.