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Romans 1:22 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Professing to be wise, they became fools,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Professing to be wise, they were made foolish,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— professing to be wise, they were made fools,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For, professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Professing themselues to be wise, they became fooles:
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And while thinking in themselves that they were wise, they were fools.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And, while they thought within themselves that they were wise, they became fools.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Professing x5335
(5335) Complement
φάσκω
phasko
{fas'-ko}
Prolongation from the same as G5346; to assert.
themselves y5335
[5335] Standard
φάσκω
phasko
{fas'-ko}
Prolongation from the same as G5346; to assert.
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
to be 1511
{1511} Prime
εἶναι
einai
{i'-nahee}
Present infinitive from G1510; to exist.
z5750
<5750> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 135
wise, 4680
{4680} Prime
σοφός
sophos
{sof-os'}
Akin to σαφής [[saphes]] (clear); wise (in a most general application).
they became fools, 3471
{3471} Prime
μωραίνω
moraino
{mo-rah'-ee-no}
From G3474; to become insipid; figuratively to make (passively act) as a simpleton.
z5681
<5681> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 602
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Romans 1:22-23

_ _ Professing themselves — “boasting,” or “pretending to be”

_ _ wise, they became fools — “It is the invariable property of error in morals and religion, that men take credit to themselves for it and extol it as wisdom. So the heathen” (1 Corinthians 1:21) [Tholuck].

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Romans 1:19-32.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Romans 1:22

(g) Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

(g) Or, thought themselves.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Romans 11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
Proverbs 25:14 Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift [is like] clouds and wind without rain.
Proverbs 26:12 Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? [there is] more hope of a fool than of him.
Isaiah 47:10 For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I [am], and none else beside me.
Jeremiah 8:8-9 How do ye say, We [are] wise, and the law of the LORD [is] with us? Lo, certainly in vain made he [it]; the pen of the scribes [is] in vain. ... The wise [men] are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken: lo, they have rejected the word of the LORD; and what wisdom [is] in them?
Jeremiah 10:14 Every man is brutish in [his] knowledge: every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image [is] falsehood, and [there is] no breath in them.
Matthew 6:23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great [is] that darkness!
1 Corinthians 1:19-21 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. ... For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
1 Corinthians 3:18-19 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. ... For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
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Pv 25:14; 26:12. Is 47:10. Jr 8:8; 10:14. Mt 6:23. Ro 11:25. 1Co 1:19; 3:18.

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