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 son of Kenaanah came near and slapped Micaiah on the cheek and said, "When did the Spirit of Yahweh pass from me to speak with you?"
Jeremiah 36:17
Then they asked Baruch, {saying}, "Tell us please, how did you write all these words, from his mouth?"
Matthew 15:1
Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem, saying,
Matthew 16:1
And [when] the Pharisees and Sadducees came to test [him], they asked him to show them a sign from heaven.
Matthew 21:23
And [after] he arrived at the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came up to him [while he] was teaching, saying, "By what authority are you doing these [things]? And who gave you this authority?"
Matthew 22:15
Then the Pharisees went {and consulted} so that they could entrap him with a statement.
Luke 12:13
Now someone from the crowd said to him, "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me!"
Luke 13:23
And someone said to him, "Lord, {are there only} a few who are saved?" And he said to them,
John 8:7
And when they persisted in asking him, straightening up he said to them, "The [one] of you without sin, let him throw the first stone at her!"
John 9:26
So they said to him, "What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?"
Titus 1:13
This testimony is true, for which reason reprove them severely, in order that they may be sound in the faith,


Proverbs 26:12
[Do] you see a man wise in his own eyes? [There is more] hope for a fool than for him.
Proverbs 28:11
A man of wealth [is] wise in his own eyes, but the intelligent poor sees through him.
Romans 11:25
For I do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, of this mystery, so that you will not be wise {in your own sight}, that a partial hardening has happened to Israel, until the full number of the Gentiles has come in,


Isaiah 5:21
Ah! [Those who are] wise in their own eyes and have understanding {in their view}!
Romans 12:16
Think the same [thing] toward one another; {do not think arrogantly}, but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise {in your own sight}.

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Luke 20:8
And Jesus said to them, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these [things]."