'Fools' in the Bible
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.
O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.
The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.
A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.
The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.
He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.
Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.
The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly.
Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known.
The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
The lips of the wise broadcast knowledge, but not so the heart of fools.
The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.
Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.
Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.
Wisdom [is too] high for fools; at the gate he will not open his mouth.
A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the backs of fools.
The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.
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