For k the wrath of God l is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.
For what can be m known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them.
For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, n have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.
For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they o became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.
p Claiming to be wise, they became fools,
and q exchanged the glory of r the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.
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Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.
On account of these the wrath of God is coming.
Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.
But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God's righteous judgment will be revealed.
Romans 2:14 - 15
For when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law.
Yet he did not leave himself without witness, for he did good by giving you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness.
Acts 17:24 - 27
The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man.
Psalms 19:1 - 6
The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
Jeremiah 5:21 - 22
Hear this, O foolish and senseless people, who have eyes, but see not, who have ears, but hear not.
2 Kings 17:15
They despised his statutes and his covenant that he made with their fathers and the warnings that he gave them. They went after false idols and became false, and they followed the nations that were around them, concerning whom the Lord had commanded them that they should not do like them.
Thus says the Lord : "What wrong did your fathers find in me that they went far from me, and went after worthlessness, and became worthless?
Ephesians 4:17 - 18
Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds.
Every man is stupid and without knowledge; every goldsmith is put to shame by his idols, for his images are false, and there is no breath in them.
1 Corinthians 1:20
Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?
They exchanged the glory of God for the image of an ox that eats grass.
Has a nation changed its gods, even though they are no gods? But my people have changed their glory for that which does not profit.
Deuteronomy 4:16 - 18
Beware lest you act corruptly by making a carved image for yourselves, in the form of any figure, the likeness of male or female.
Being then God's offspring, we ought not to think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of man.
1 Timothy 1:17
To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.