Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

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:

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 Because, knowing God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but fell into folly in their thoughts, and their heart without understanding was darkened: 22 professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into the likeness of an image of corruptible man and of birds and quadrupeds and reptiles.



Cross References

Jeremiah 10:14

Every man is become brutish, bereft of knowledge; every founder is put to shame by the graven image, for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.

Proverbs 25:14

Clouds and wind without rain, so is a man that boasteth himself of a false gift.

Proverbs 26:12

Hast thou seen a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope of a fool than of him.

Isaiah 47:10

For thou hast confided in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath seduced thee; and thou hast said in thy heart, It is I, and there is none but me.

Jeremiah 8:8-9

How do ye say, We are wise, and the law of Jehovah is with us? Behold, certainly the lying pen of the scribes hath made it falsehood.

Matthew 6:23

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

Romans 11:25

For I do not wish you to be ignorant, brethren, of this mystery, that ye may not be wise in your own conceits, that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the nations be come in;

1 Corinthians 1:19-21

For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and set aside the understanding of the understanding ones.

1 Corinthians 3:18-19

Let no one deceive himself: if any one thinks himself to be wise among you in this world, let him become foolish, that he may be wise.

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