'Self-confident' in the Bible
How long, O simple ones [open to evil], will you love being simple? And the scoffers delight in scoffing and [self-confident] fools hate knowledge?
For the backsliding of the simple shall slay them, and the careless ease of [self-confident] fools shall destroy them.
The wise shall inherit glory (all honor and good) but shame is the highest rank conferred on [self-confident] fools.
O you simple and thoughtless ones, understand prudence; you [self-confident] fools, be of an understanding heart.
The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish and self-confident son is the grief of his mother.
He who hides hatred is of lying lips, and he who utters slander is a [self-confident] fool.
It is as sport to a [self-confident] fool to do wickedness, but to have skillful and godly Wisdom is pleasure and relaxation to a man of understanding.
A prudent man is reluctant to display his knowledge, but the heart of [self-confident] fools proclaims their folly.
Every prudent man deals with knowledge, but a [self-confident] fool exposes and flaunts his folly.
Satisfied desire is sweet to a person; therefore it is hateful and exceedingly offensive to [self-confident] fools to give up evil [upon which they have set their hearts].
He who walks [as a companion] with wise men is wise, but he who associates with [self-confident] fools is [a fool himself and] shall smart for it.
Go from the presence of a foolish and self-confident man, for you will not find knowledge on his lips.
The Wisdom [godly Wisdom, which is comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God] of the prudent is to understand his way, but the folly of [self-confident] fools is to deceive.
The crown of the wise is their wealth of Wisdom, but the foolishness of [self-confident] fools is [nothing but] folly.
Wisdom rests [silently] in the mind and heart of him who has understanding, but that which is in the inward part of [self-confident] fools is made known.
The tongue of the wise utters knowledge rightly, but the mouth of the [self-confident] fool pours out folly.
The lips of the wise disperse knowledge [sifting it as chaff from the grain]; not so the minds and hearts of the self-confident and foolish.
The mind of him who has understanding seeks knowledge and inquires after and craves it, but the mouth of the [self-confident] fool feeds on folly.
A wise son makes a glad father, but a self-confident and foolish man despises his mother and puts her to shame.
A reproof enters deeper into a man of understanding than a hundred lashes into a [self-confident] fool.
Let [the brute ferocity of] a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man rather than a [self-confident] fool in his folly [when he is in a rage].
Of what use is money in the hand of a [self-confident] fool to buy skillful and godly Wisdom -- "when he has no understanding or heart for it?
He who becomes the parent of a [self-confident] fool does it to his sorrow, and the father of [an empty-headed] fool has no joy [in him].
A man of understanding sets skillful and godly Wisdom before his face, but the eyes of a [self-confident] fool are on the ends of the earth.
A self-confident and foolish son is a grief to his father and bitterness to her who bore him.
A [self-confident] fool has no delight in understanding but only in revealing his personal opinions and himself.
A [self-confident] fool's lips bring contention, and his mouth invites a beating.
A [self-confident] fool's mouth is his ruin, and his lips are a snare to himself.
Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a rich man who is perverse in his speech and is a [self-confident] fool.
Luxury is not fitting for a [self-confident] fool -- "much less for a slave to rule over princes.
A self-confident and foolish son is the [multiplied] calamity of his father, and the contentions of a wife are like a continual dripping [of water through a chink in the roof].
Judgments are prepared for scoffers, and stripes for the backs of [self-confident] fools.
There are precious treasures and oil in the dwelling of the wise, but a self-confident and foolish man swallows it up and wastes it.
Speak not in the ears of a [self-confident] fool, for he will despise the [godly] Wisdom of your words.
Like snow in summer and like rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a [self-confident] fool.
A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a [straight, slender] rod for the backs of [self-confident] fools.
Answer not a [self-confident] fool according to his folly, lest you also be like him.
Answer a [self-confident] fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes and conceit.
Like he who binds a stone in a sling, so is he who gives honor to a [self-confident] fool.
Like a thorn that goes [without being felt] into the hand of a drunken man, so is a proverb in the mouth of a [self-confident] fool.
Do you see a man wise in his own eyes and conceit? There is more hope for a [self-confident] fool than for him.
He who leans on, trusts in, and is confident of his own mind and heart is a [self-confident] fool, but he who walks in skillful and godly Wisdom shall be delivered.
A [self-confident] fool utters all his anger, but a wise man holds it back and stills it.