Reading and listening to a bible passage, I saw “le stesse azioni vergognose” & “i loro inclinazioni perverse.”  I listened to the audio more than once, and it does sound like they said what is written. (First one by a female reader and second by a male.) “le stesse” & “i loro” tells me that “azioni” & “inclinazioni” are nouns and not verbs.

Why does the gender not agree?  Why not “azioni vergognosi” & “inclinazioni perversi”?

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    That link has "le stesse azioni abominevoli" (which is fine because "azioni" is the plural of "azione", feminine), but I can't find "inclinazioni" on that page.
    – DonHolgo
    Sep 24, 2022 at 20:56

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The linked passage uses a different phrasing than the text quoted in the question, but the correct agreements are le stesse azioni vergognose and le loro inclinazioni perverse. In both case, all words are feminine: azioni is feminine (the plural of azione), the final -i notwithstanding, as is inclinazione, -i and all other nouns in -zione, -i.

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