Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Professing to be wise, they became foolish,

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

American Standard Version

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

Amplified

Claiming to be wise, they became fools,

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,

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 Because, although knowing God, they did not glorify him as God, nor were they thankful, but became vain in their reasonings and their heart was darkened without understanding. 22 Professing to be wise, they became foolish, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image like corruptible man, and of birds, and four-footed things, and creeping things.



Cross References

Jeremiah 10:14

Every man has become brutish, without knowledge. Every goldsmith is put to shame by his graven image. For his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.

Proverbs 25:14

Clouds and wind without rain, [is] he who boasts himself of his gifts falsely.

Proverbs 26:12

See thou a man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope for a fool than of him.

Isaiah 47:10

For thou have trusted in thy wickedness. Thou have said, None sees me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it has perverted thee. And thou have said in thy heart, I am, and there is none else besides me.

Jeremiah 8:8-9

How can ye say, We are wise, and the law of LORD is with us? But, behold, the FALSE pen of the scribes has wrought falsely.

Matthew 6:23

But if thine eye is bad, thy whole body will be dark. If therefore the light that is in thee is darkness, how great is the darkness!

Romans 11:25

For I do not want you, brothers, to be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise according to yourselves, that a callousness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles come in.

1 Corinthians 1:19-21

For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and I will frustrate the understanding of those of understanding.

1 Corinthians 3:18-19

Let not one man deceive himself. If any man among you seems to be wise in this age, let him become foolish so that he may become wise.

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