Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.

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A fool

1 Kings 22:24
Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah came near, and smote Micaiah on the cheek, and said, Which way went the Spirit of Jehovah from me to speak unto thee?
Jeremiah 36:17
And they asked Baruch, saying, Tell us now, How didst thou write all these words at his mouth?
Matthew 15:1
Then there come to Jesus from Jerusalem Pharisees and scribes, saying,
Matthew 16:1
And the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and trying him asked him to show them a sign from heaven.
Matthew 21:23
And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority?
Matthew 22:15
Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might ensnare him in his talk.
Luke 12:13
And one out of the multitude said unto him, Teacher, bid my brother divide the inheritance with me.
Luke 13:23
And one said unto him, Lord, are they few that are saved? And he said unto them,
John 8:7
But when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
John 9:26
They said therefore unto him, What did he to thee? How opened he thine eyes?
Titus 1:13
This testimony is true. For which cause reprove them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith,


Proverbs 26:12
Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope of a fool than of him.
Proverbs 28:11
The rich man is wise in his own conceit; But the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out.
Romans 11:25
For I would not, brethren, have you ignorant of this mystery, lest ye be wise in your own conceits, that a hardening in part hath befallen Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in;


Isaiah 5:21
Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
Romans 12:16
Be of the same mind one toward another. Set not your mind on high things, but condescend to things that are lowly. Be not wise in your own conceits.

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Luke 20:8
And Jesus said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.