19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them.

Other Translations of Romans 1:19

King James Version

19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; in them: or, to them for God hath shewed it unto them.

English Standard Version

19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them.

The Message

19 But the basic reality of God is plain enough. Open your eyes and there it is!

New King James Version

19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them.

New Living Translation

19 They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Romans 1:19

Commentary on Romans 1:18-25

(Read Romans 1:18-25)

The apostle begins to show that all mankind need the salvation of the gospel, because none could obtain the favour of God, or escape his wrath by their own works. For no man can plead that he has fulfilled all his obligations to God and to his neighbour; nor can any truly say that he has fully acted up to the light afforded him. The sinfulness of man is described as ungodliness against the laws of the first table, and unrighteousness against those of the second. The cause of that sinfulness is holding the truth in unrighteousness. All, more or less, do what they know to be wrong, and omit what they know to be right, so that the plea of ignorance cannot be allowed from any. Our Creator's invisible power and Godhead are so clearly shown in the works he has made, that even idolaters and wicked Gentiles are left without excuse. They foolishly followed idolatry; and rational creatures changed the worship of the glorious Creator, for that of brutes, reptiles, and senseless images. They wandered from God, till all traces of true religion must have been lost, had not the revelation of the gospel prevented it. For whatever may be pretended, as to the sufficiency of man's reason to discover Divine truth and moral obligation, or to govern the practice aright, facts cannot be denied. And these plainly show that men have dishonoured God by the most absurd idolatries and superstitions; and have degraded themselves by the vilest affections and most abominable deeds.