Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Professing to be wise, they became fools,

King James Version

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

Holman Bible

Claiming to be wise, they became fools

International Standard Version

Though claiming to be wise, they became fools

A Conservative Version

Professing to be wise, they became foolish,

American Standard Version

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

Amplified

Claiming to be wise, they became fools [professing to be smart, they made simpletons of themselves].

An Understandable Version

They claimed to be wise, but became fools,

Anderson New Testament

professing to be wise, they became foolish,

Bible in Basic English

Seeming to be wise, they were in fact foolish,

Common New Testament

Claiming to be wise, they became fools,

Daniel Mace New Testament

pretending to be wise, they became fools:

Darby Translation

professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

Godbey New Testament

Saying that they were wise, they became fools,

Goodspeed New Testament

They called themselves wise, but they have turned into fools,

John Wesley New Testament

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools

Julia Smith Translation

Declaring themselves to be wise, they were fools,

King James 2000

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

Lexham Expanded Bible

Claiming to be wise, they became fools,

Modern King James verseion

Professing to be wise, they became fools

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

When they counted themselves wise, they became fools

Moffatt New Testament

They claimed to be wise, but they have become fools;

Montgomery New Testament

While they professed to be wise, they became fools,

NET Bible

Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools

New Heart English Bible

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

Noyes New Testament

professing to be wise, they became fools,

Sawyer New Testament

Saying that they were wise they became foolish,

The Emphasized Bible

Professing to be wise, they were made foolish,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Affecting to be sophists, they turned idiots,

Twentieth Century New Testament

Professing to be wise, they showed themselves fools;

Webster

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools:

Weymouth New Testament

While boasting of their wisdom they became utter fools,

Williams New Testament

Though claiming to be wise, they made fools of themselves,

World English Bible

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

Worrell New Testament

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

Worsley New Testament

Pretending to be wise they Became fools:

Youngs Literal Translation

professing to be wise, they were made fools,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
φάσκω 
Phasko 
Usage: 3

to be
εἶναι 
Einai 
to be, be, was, is, am, are, were, not tr,
Usage: 97

σοφός 
Sophos 
Usage: 19

Images Romans 1:22

Prayers for Romans 1:22

Context Readings

God's Wrath Revealed Against Sinful Humanity

21 For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.



Cross References

Jeremiah 10:14

Every man is stupid, devoid of knowledge; Every goldsmith is put to shame by his idols; For his molten images are deceitful, And there is no breath in them.

Proverbs 25:14

Like clouds and wind without rain Is a man who boasts of his gifts falsely.

Proverbs 26:12

Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

Isaiah 47:10

"You felt secure in your wickedness and said, 'No one sees me,' Your wisdom and your knowledge, they have deluded you; For you have said in your heart, 'I am, and there is no one besides me.'

Jeremiah 8:8-9

"How can you say, 'We are wise, And the law of the LORD is with us'? But behold, the lying pen of the scribes Has made it into a lie.

Matthew 6:23

"But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!

Romans 11:25

For I do not want you, brethren, to be uninformed of this mystery--so that you will not be wise in your own estimation--that a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in;

1 Corinthians 1:19-21

For it is written, "I WILL DESTROY THE WISDOM OF THE WISE, AND THE CLEVERNESS OF THE CLEVER I WILL SET ASIDE."

1 Corinthians 3:18-19

Let no man deceive himself If any man among you thinks that he is wise in this age, he must become foolish, so that he may become wise.

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