52 occurrences in 13 translations

'Foolishness' in the Bible

And one told David, saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom. And David said, O LORD, I pray thee, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness.

If God puts no trust in His servants and He charges His angels with foolishness,

My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness.

O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee.

Let me listen to what God, the LORD, says; for the LORD will promise peace to his people, to his holy ones; may they not return to foolishness.

A woman of foolishness is loud, simple, and does not know {it}.

The wise person accepts instructions, but the one who speaks foolishness will come to ruin.

The one who winks his eye causes trouble, and the one who speaks foolishness will come to ruin.

A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.

The gullible inherit foolishness, but the sensible are crowned with knowledge.

The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly.

A patient person [shows] great understanding, but a quick-tempered one promotes foolishness.

The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.

The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.

Foolishness brings joy to one without sense, but a man with understanding walks a straight path.

Anyone who has understanding is a fountain of life, but foolishness brings punishment to fools.

Better for a man to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool in his foolishness.

The one who gives an answer before he listens- this is foolishness and disgrace for him.

The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the LORD.

Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men.

Don't answer a fool according to his foolishness, or you'll be like him yourself.

Answer a fool according to his foolishness, or he'll become wise in his own eyes.

As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his foolishness.

Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.

So I dedicated myself to learn about wisdom and knowledge, and about insanity and foolishness. And I discovered that this is also like chasing after the wind.

I said of laughter, "It is foolishness;" and of mirth, "What does it accomplish?"

I decided to indulge in wine, while still remaining committed to wisdom. I also tried to indulge in foolishness, just enough to determine whether it was good for human beings under heaven given the short time of their lives.

Next I turned to examine wisdom, insanity, and foolishness, because what can a person do who succeeds the king except what has already been accomplished?

I concluded that wisdom is more useful than foolishness, just as light is more useful than darkness.

I applied mine heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness and madness:

As dead flies cause the perfumer's ointment to stink, so also does a little foolishness to one's reputation of wisdom and honor.

Foolishness is given great honor, while the prosperous sit in lowly places.

The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness: and the end of his talk is mischievous madness.

Therefore the Lord does not take pleasure in their young men, Nor does He have pity on their orphans or their widows; For every one of them is godless and an evildoer, And every mouth is speaking foolishness In spite of all this, His anger does not turn away And His hand is still stretched out.

For a fool speaks foolishness and his mind plots iniquity. He lives in a godless way and speaks falsely about the Lord. He leaves the hungry empty and deprives the thirsty of drink.

who destroys the omens of the false prophets and makes fools of diviners; who confounds the wise and makes their knowledge foolishness;

Nun Thy prophets have preached vanity and foolishness unto thee; and they have not uncovered thine iniquity to turn away thy captivity but have preached unto thee vain prophecies and digressions.

Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:

For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

Where is your wise man? Where your expounder of the Law? Where your investigator of the questions of this present age? Has not God shown the world's wisdom to be utter foolishness?

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.

But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;

Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

but rather God has chosen that which is the foolishness of the world to confound the wise, and God has chosen that which is the weakness of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty;

But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.

I wish you would put up with a little foolishness from me. Yes, do put up with me.

That which I speak, I speak not according to the Lord, but as in foolishness, in this the confidence of boasting;

in reference to dishonour I speak, how that we were weak, and in whatever any one is bold -- in foolishness I say it -- I also am bold.

neither dishonest words nor foolishness nor low jesting, which are not convenient, but rather giving of thanks.

But they will not go much further, for their foolishness will be obvious to everyone, just like it was with Jannes and Jambres.

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Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אויל 
'eviyl 
Usage: 26

אולי 
'eviliy 
Usage: 1

אוּלת 
'ivveleth 
Usage: 25

בּער 
Ba`ar 
Usage: 5

הלל 
Halal 
Usage: 165

יאל 
Ya'al 
Usage: 4

כּסיל 
K@ciyl 
Usage: 70

כּסילוּת 
K@ciyluwth 
Usage: 1

כּסל 
Kacal 
Usage: 1

נבל 
Nabel 
Usage: 25

נבל 
Nabal 
Usage: 18

סכל 
Cakal 
Usage: 8

סכל 
Cakal 
Usage: 7

שׂכלוּת סכלוּת 
Cikluwth 
Usage: 7

פּתאי פּתי פּתי 
P@thiy 
Usage: 19

תּפל 
Taphel 
Usage: 7

תּפלה 
Tiphlah 
Usage: 3

ἀνόητος 
Anoetos 
Usage: 5

ἀσύνετος 
Asunetos 
Usage: 3

ἀφροσύνη 
Aphrosune 
Usage: 3

ἄφρων 
Aphron 
Usage: 9

μωραίνω 
Moraino 
Usage: 2

μωρία 
Moria 
Usage: 5

μωρολογία 
Morologia 
Usage: 1

μωρός 
Moros 
Usage: 6



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