(They even applaud anyone who does the same.)
For the wrath of God is being revealed
from heaven against all ungodliness and justice
of those who have silenced the truth
by their wicked ways.
For everything that could have been known about God
was clear to them:
God himself made it plain.
Because his invisible attributes –
his ever lasting power and divinity –
are made visible to reason by means
of his works since the creation of the world.
So they have no excuse,
for they knew God
and did not glorify him as was fitting,
nor did they give thanks to him.
On the contrary,
they lost themselves in their reasoning
and darkness filled their minds.
Believing themselves wise, they became foolish:
they exchange the Glory of the immortal God
for the likes of mortal human beings,
Because of this God gave them up to their inner cravings;
they did shameful things
and dishonored their bodies.
They exchanged God’s truth for a lie;
they honored and worshiped created things
instead of the Creator,
to whom be praise for ever,
Because of that,
God gave them up to shameful passions:
their women exchange natural sexual relations
for unnatural ones.
Similarly the men,
giving up natural sexual relations with women,
were lustful of each other,
men with men,
bringing upon themselves
the punishment they deserve
for their wickedness.
And since they did not think that God was worth knowing,
he gave them up to their senseless minds
so that they committed all kinds of obscenities.
And so they are full of injustice,
they are full of jealousy,
bad will and gossip.
The commit calumny, offend God,
they are proud,
clever in doing evil.
They are rebellious towards their parents,
They know of God’s judgment which declares worthy of death anyone living in this way;
yet not only do they do all these things,
they even applaud anyone who does the same.