Parallel Verses

Godbey New Testament

Saying that they were 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,

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,

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, knowing God, they did not glorify Him as God, neither were they thankful; but they became vain in their reasonings, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Saying that they were wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the invisible God into the similitude of the likeness of corruptible man, and of birds, and of quadrupeds, and of creeping things.



Cross References

Matthew 6:23

If thine eye may be bad, thy whole body will be dark. Then if the light which is in you is darkness, the darkness is so great.

Romans 11:25

I do not wish you to be ignorant, brethren, as to this mystery, in order that you may not he wise with yourselves, that blindness in part has happened unto Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles may come in;

1 Corinthians 1:19-21

For it has been written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and bring to nought the understanding of the intelligent.

1 Corinthians 3:18-19

Let no one deceive himself. If any one seems to be wise among you in this age, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.

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