For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature;and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.(ESV)
For this reason God gave them up to degrading passions. Their women exchanged natural intercourse for unnatural,and in the same way also the men, giving up natural intercourse with women, were consumed with passion for one another. Men committed shameless acts with men and received in their own persons the due penalty for their error.(NRSV)
For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is [a]unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing [a]indecentindecent acts and receiving in [b]their own persons the due penalty of their error(NASB)
just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire,[a] serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire.(ESV)
Likewise, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which, in the same manner as they, indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural lust,[a] serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire.(NRSV)
just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them, since they in the same way as these indulged in gross immorality and went after [a]strange flesh, are exhibited as an[b]example in undergoing the punishment of eternal fire.(NASB)
Homosexuality is definitely against the nature and the waycontrary to God’s design. Even when there is a loud clamour for justification of homosexuality in a liberal world (where good is projected as bad and vice versa) on the basis emotional factor involved between these individuals, they fail to justify the very physical act of homosexuality minus this emotional factor. The physical acts of homosexuality still remain to be of male and female behaviour. Emotionally they may feel attracted towards one another yet physically they cannot accommodate one another and that itself is the testimony that it is an emotional sickness/disorder which needs to be corrected.