31 Let him not deceive(A) himself by trusting what is worthless,(B)
    for he will get nothing in return.(C)

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21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.(A) 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools(B) 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images(C) made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.

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28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over(A) to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done.

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11 For this reason God sends them(A) a powerful delusion(B) so that they will believe the lie(C)

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13 while evildoers and impostors will go from bad to worse,(A) deceiving and being deceived.(B)

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