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ESV — Romans 1:21-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10; Genesis 2:24; Ephesians 5:31

21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they obecame futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 pClaiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and qexchanged the glory of rthe immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.

24 Therefore sGod gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to tthe dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 25 because they exchanged the truth about God for ua lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, vwho is blessed forever! Amen.

26 For this reason wGod gave them up to xdishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, ymen committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.


Or do you not know that the unrighteous1 will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: xneither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality,2 10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

Footnotes

[1] 6:9 Or wrongdoers
[2] 6:9 The two Greek terms translated by this phrase refer to the passive and active partners in consensual homosexual acts


24 tTherefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.


31 o“Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and pthe two shall become one flesh.”