24 Therefore God gave them overv in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another.w 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie,x and worshiped and served created thingsy rather than the Creator—who is forever praised.z Amen.a
26 Because of this, God gave them overb to shameful lusts.c Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones.d 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.e
28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them overf to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips,g 30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents;h 31 they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love,i no mercy. 32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death,j they not only continue to do these very things but also approvek of those who practice them.