Folly, Effects Of

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Psalm 85:8

I will listen to what God will say;
surely the Lord will declare peace
to His people, His godly ones,
and not let them go back to foolish ways.

Proverbs 1:20-27

Wisdom calls out in the street;
she raises her voice in the public squares. She cries out above the commotion;
she speaks at the entrance of the city gates: “How long, foolish ones, will you love ignorance?
How long will you mockers enjoy mocking
and you fools hate knowledge?read more.
If you respond to my warning,
then I will pour out my spirit on you
and teach you my words. Since I called out and you refused,
extended my hand and no one paid attention, since you neglected all my counsel
and did not accept my correction, I, in turn, will laugh at your calamity.
I will mock when terror strikes you, when terror strikes you like a storm
and your calamity comes like a whirlwind,
when trouble and stress overcome you.

Psalm 92:6

A stupid person does not know,
a fool does not understand this:

Jeremiah 5:4

Then I thought:They are just the poor;
they have played the fool.
For they don’t understand the way of the Lord,
the justice of their God.

Luke 11:39-40

But the Lord said to him: “Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside you are full of greed and evil. Fools! Didn’t He who made the outside make the inside too?

Jeremiah 5:21-25

Hear this,
you foolish and senseless people.
They have eyes, but they don’t see.
They have ears, but they don’t hear. Do you not fear Me?
This is the Lord’s declaration.
Do you not tremble before Me,
the One who set the sand as the boundary of the sea,
an enduring barrier that it cannot cross?
The waves surge, but they cannot prevail.
They roar but cannot pass over it. But these people have stubborn and rebellious hearts.
They have turned aside and have gone away.read more.
They have not said to themselves,
‘Let’s fear the Lord our God,
who gives the rain, both early and late, in its season,
who guarantees to us the fixed weeks of the harvest.’ Your guilty acts have diverted these things from you.
Your sins have withheld My bounty from you,

Proverbs 13:16

Every sensible person acts knowledgeably,
but a fool displays his stupidity.

Proverbs 15:2

The tongue of the wise makes knowledge attractive,
but the mouth of fools blurts out foolishness.

2 Timothy 3:9

But they will not make further progress, for their lack of understanding will be clear to all, as theirs was also.

Proverbs 14:15

The inexperienced one believes anything,
but the sensible one watches his steps.

Proverbs 7:7-23

I saw among the inexperienced,
I noticed among the youths,
a young man lacking sense. Crossing the street near her corner,
he strolled down the road to her house at twilight, in the evening,
in the dark of the night.read more.
A woman came to meet him
dressed like a prostitute,
having a hidden agenda. She is loud and defiant;
her feet do not stay at home. Now in the street, now in the squares,
she lurks at every corner. She grabs him and kisses him;
she brazenly says to him, “I’ve made fellowship offerings;
today I’ve fulfilled my vows. So I came out to meet you,
to search for you, and I’ve found you. I’ve spread coverings on my bed—
richly colored linen from Egypt. I’ve perfumed my bed
with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon. Come, let’s drink deeply of lovemaking until morning.
Let’s feast on each other’s love! My husband isn’t home;
he went on a long journey. He took a bag of money with him
and will come home at the time of the full moon.” She seduces him with her persistent pleading;
she lures with her flattering talk. He follows her impulsively
like an ox going to the slaughter,
like a deer bounding toward a trap until an arrow pierces its liver,
like a bird darting into a snare—
he doesn’t know it will cost him his life.

Proverbs 9:13-18

The woman Folly is rowdy;
she is gullible and knows nothing. She sits by the doorway of her house,
on a seat at the highest point of the city, calling to those who pass by,
who go straight ahead on their paths:read more.
“Whoever is inexperienced, enter here!”
To the one who lacks sense, she says, “Stolen water is sweet,
and bread eaten secretly is tasty!” But he doesn’t know that the departed spirits are there,
that her guests are in the depths of Sheol.

Hosea 7:11

So Ephraim has become like a silly, senseless dove;
they call to Egypt, and they go to Assyria.

Galatians 3:1

You foolish Galatians! Who has hypnotized you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was vividly portrayed as crucified?

Proverbs 22:3

A sensible person sees danger and takes cover,
but the inexperienced keep going and are punished.

Matthew 25:10

“When they had gone to buy some, the groom arrived. Then those who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet, and the door was shut.

Proverbs 1:32

For the turning away of the inexperienced will kill them,
and the complacency of fools will destroy them.

Proverbs 5:23

He will die because there is no discipline,
and be lost because of his great stupidity.

Proverbs 18:13

The one who gives an answer before he listens—
this is foolishness and disgrace for him.

Isaiah 44:9

All who make idols are nothing,
and what they treasure does not profit.
Their witnesses do not see or know anything,
so they will be put to shame.

Jeremiah 8:9

The wise will be put to shame;
they will be dismayed and snared.
They have rejected the word of the Lord,
so what wisdom do they really have?

Psalm 38:5

My wounds are foul and festering
because of my foolishness.

Proverbs 26:3

A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey,
and a rod for the backs of fools.

Isaiah 35:8

A road will be there and a way;
it will be called the Holy Way.
The unclean will not travel on it,
but it will be for the one who walks the path.
Even the fool will not go astray.

Matthew 25:10-12

“When they had gone to buy some, the groom arrived. Then those who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet, and the door was shut. “Later the rest of the virgins also came and said, ‘Master, master, open up for us!’ “But he replied, ‘I assure you: I do not know you!’

Proverbs 27:22

Though you grind a fool
in a mortar with a pestle along with grain,
you will not separate his foolishness from him.

Proverbs 15:14

A discerning mind seeks knowledge,
but the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness.

Proverbs 26:11

As a dog returns to its vomit,
so a fool repeats his foolishness.

Numbers 12:11

and said to Moses, “My lord, please don’t hold against us this sin we have so foolishly committed.

Job 42:8

Now take seven bulls and seven rams, go to My servant Job, and offer a burnt offering for yourselves. Then My servant Job will pray for you. I will surely accept his prayer and not deal with you as your folly deserves. For you have not spoken the truth about Me, as My servant Job has.”

Titus 3:3-5

For we too were once foolish, disobedient, deceived, enslaved by various passions and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, detesting one another. But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love
for mankind appeared, He saved us—
not by works of righteousness that we had done,
but according to His mercy,
through the washing of regeneration
and renewal by the Holy Spirit.

Proverbs 19:25

Strike a mocker, and the inexperienced learn a lesson;
rebuke the discerning, and he gains knowledge.

Proverbs 21:11

When a mocker is punished,
the inexperienced become wiser;
when one teaches a wise man,
he acquires knowledge.

Proverbs 8:5

Learn to be shrewd, you who are inexperienced;
develop common sense, you who are foolish.

Proverbs 14:33

Wisdom resides in the heart of the discerning;
she is known even among fools.

Isaiah 29:24

Those who are confused will gain understanding,
and those who grumble will accept instruction.

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