You foolish ones, did not He who made the outside make the inside also?
But God said to him, ‘ You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?’
You fool! That which you sow does not come to life unless it dies;
Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
But they fell on their faces and said, “O God, God of the spirits of all flesh, when one man sins, will You be angry with the entire congregation?”
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they have committed abominable deeds; There is no one who does good.
He who fashions the hearts of them all, He who understands all their works.
“I said to the boastful, ‘Do not boast,’ And to the wicked, ‘ Do not lift up the horn;
Pay heed, you senseless among the people; And when will you understand, stupid ones?
“How long, O naive ones, will you love being simple-minded? And scoffers delight themselves in scoffing And fools hate knowledge?
“O naive ones, understand prudence; And, O fools, understand wisdom.
‘Now hear this, O foolish and senseless people, Who have eyes but do not see; Who have ears but do not hear.
The burden of the word of the Lord concerning Israel. Thus declares the Lord who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him,
You fools and blind men! Which is more important, the gold or the temple that sanctified the gold?
You blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and of the dish, so that the outside of it may become clean also.
And He said to them, “O foolish men and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!
Furthermore, we had earthly fathers to discipline us, and we respected them; shall we not much rather be subject to the Father of spirits, and live?