34 occurrences in 37 translations

'Foolish Man' in the Bible

Knowledge is stored up by the wise, but the mouth of the foolish man is a destruction which is near.

It is as sport to a foolish man to do wickedness; but a man of understanding hath wisdom.

He who troubles his own house shall inherit the wind. And a foolish man shall be servant to a wise man of heart.

A sharp man does everything with knowledge, but a foolish man makes clear his foolish thoughts.

The wise man, fearing, keeps himself from evil; but the foolish man goes on in his pride, with no thought of danger.

The lips of the wise keep knowledge, but the heart of the foolish man is not right.

Fair words are not to be looked for from a foolish man, much less are false lips in a ruler.

A word of protest goes deeper into one who has sense than a hundred blows into a foolish man.

It is better to come face to face with a bear whose young ones have been taken away than with a foolish man acting foolishly.

Even the foolish man, when he keeps quiet, is taken to be wise: when his lips are shut he is credited with good sense.

A foolish man has no pleasure in good sense, but only to let what is in his heart come to light.

The mouth of a foolish man is his destruction, and his lips are a net for his soul.

Speak not in the ears of a foolish man, for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.

Unattainable to a foolish man, are the dictates of wisdom, in the gate, he openeth not his mouth.

I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyards of the foolish man.

Do not give to the foolish man a foolish answer, or you will be like him.

Give a foolish man a foolish answer, or he will seem wise to himself.

He who sends news by the hand of a foolish man is cutting off his feet and drinking in damage.

Giving honour to a foolish man is like attempting to keep a stone fixed in a cord.

Like a thorn which goes up into the hand of a man overcome by drink, so is a wise saying in the mouth of a foolish man.

Like an archer wounding all who go by, is a foolish man overcome by drink.

Like a dog going back to the food which he has not been able to keep down, is the foolish man doing his foolish acts over again.

Even if a foolish man is crushed with a hammer in a vessel among crushed grain, still his foolish ways will not go from him.

If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.

Have you seen a man who is quick with his tongue? There is more hope for a foolish man than for him.

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