Parallel Verses

New Heart English Bible

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,

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

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 they knew God, they did not glorify him as God or give him thanks, but their thinking became nonsense, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 and traded the glory of the incorruptible God for the likeness of an image of corruptible man, and of birds, and four-footed animals, and crawling creatures.



Cross References

Jeremiah 10:14

Every man has become brutish and without knowledge; every goldsmith is disappointed by his engraved image; for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.

Proverbs 25:14

As clouds and wind without rain, so is he who boasts of gifts deceptively.

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

For you have trusted in your wickedness; you have said, No one sees me; your wisdom and your knowledge, it has perverted you, and you have said in your heart, 'I am, and there is no other 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 false pen of the scribes has worked falsely.

Matthew 6:23

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

Romans 11:25

For I do not desire you to be ignorant, brothers, of this mystery, so that you won't be wise in your own conceits, 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, I will bring the discernment of the discerning to nothing."

1 Corinthians 3:18-19

Let no one deceive himself. If anyone thinks that he is wise among you in this world, let him become a fool, that he may become wise.

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