Romans 1:22
Good News Translation
They say they are wise, but they are fools;

Contemporary English Version
They claim to be wise, but they are fools.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For, professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.

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For, professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.

Romans 11:25 For I would not have you ignorant, brethren, of this mystery (lest you should be wise in your own conceits) that blindness in part has happened in Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles should come in.

Proverbs 25:14 As clouds, and wind, when no rain followeth, so is the man that boasteth, and doth not fulfil his promises.

Proverbs 26:12 Hast thou seen a man wise in his own conceit? there shall be more hope of a fool than of him.

Isaiah 47:10 And thou hast trusted in thy wickedness, and hast said: There is none that seeth me. Thy wisdom, and, thy knowledge, this hath deceived thee. And thou hast said in thy heart: I am, and besides me there is no other.

Jeremiah 8:8,9 How do you say: We are wise, and the law of the Lord is with us? Indeed the lying pens of the scribes hath wrought falsehood. . . .

Jeremiah 10:14 Every man is become a fool for knowledge, every artist is confounded in his graven idol: for what he hath cast is false, and there is no spirit in them.

Matthew 6:23 But if thy eye be evil thy whole body shall be darksome. If then the light that is in thee, be darkness: the darkness itself how great shall it be!

1 Corinthians 1:19-21 For it is written: I will destroy the wisdom of the wise: and the prudence of the prudent I will reject. . . .

1 Corinthians 3:18,19 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seem to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. . . .

Context
God's Wrath against Sin
21Because that, when they knew God, they have not glorified him as God or given thanks: but became vain in their thoughts. And their foolish heart was darkened. 22For, professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. 23And they changed the glory of the incorruptible God into the likeness of the image of a corruptible man and of birds, and of fourfooted beasts and of creeping things.…
Cross References
Isaiah 44:20
Part thereof is ashes: his foolish heart adoreth it, and he will not save his soul, nor say: Perhaps there is a lie in my right hand.

Jeremiah 4:22
For my foolish people have not known me: they are foolish and senseless children: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.

Jeremiah 8:8
How do you say: We are wise, and the law of the Lord is with us? Indeed the lying pens of the scribes hath wrought falsehood.

Jeremiah 10:14
Every man is become a fool for knowledge, every artist is confounded in his graven idol: for what he hath cast is false, and there is no spirit in them.

1 Corinthians 1:20
Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this world? Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

Additional Translations
Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools,

Professing to be wise, they became fools,

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools:

While boasting of their wisdom they became utter fools,

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

professing to be wise, they were made fools,
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