A fool has no delight in understanding, but only that his heart may reveal itself.
And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor says, and the man whose eye was closed says,
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers,
A prudent man conceals knowledge, but the heart of fools proclaims foolishness.
The fear of LORD is the beginning of knowledge. The foolish despise wisdom and instruction.
Every prudent man works with knowledge, but a fool flaunts folly.
Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, since he has no understanding?
Yea also, when the fool walks by the way, his understanding fails him, and he says to everyone [that] he is a fool.
And behold, the whole city came out to a meeting with Jesus. And having seen him, they besought him that he would depart from their regions.
Now about the things sacrificed to idols. We know that all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.
So also ye, since ye are zealots of spirits, seek so that ye may excel for the edification of the church.
having forsaked a straight path, they were led astray, men who followed the way of Balaam, son of Beor, who loved the wage of unrighteousness.
How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? And scoffers delight them in scoffing, and fools hate knowledge?
Actually some also preach the Christ because of envy and strife, and some also because of good-will.