Folly, Effects Of

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Psalm 85:8

Let me listen to what God, the LORD, says; for the LORD will promise peace to his people, to his holy ones; may they not return to foolishness.

Proverbs 1:20-27

Wisdom cries out in the street; she raises her voice in the public squares. She calls out at the busiest part of the noisy streets, and at the entrance to the gates of the city she utters her words: "You naive ones, how long will you love naivety And how long will scoffers delight in scoffing or fools hate knowledge?"read more.
Return to my correction! Look, I will pour out my spirit on you, and I will make my words known to you. "Because I called out to you and you refused to respond I appealed, but no one paid attention because you neglected all my advice and did not want my correction, I will laugh at your calamity. I will mock when what you fear comes, when what you dread comes like a storm, and your calamity comes on like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you.

Proverbs 18:2

A fool finds no satisfaction in trying to understand, for he would rather express his own opinion.

Ephesians 5:17

Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.

Psalm 92:6

A stupid man doesn't know, and a fool can't comprehend this:

Jeremiah 5:4

Then I said, "These are only the poor, they're foolish, for they don't know the LORD's way, the requirement of their God.

Luke 11:39-40

But the Lord told him, "Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and the dish, but on the inside you are full of greed and evil. You fools! The one who made the outside made the inside, too, didn't he?

Jeremiah 5:21-25

"Hear this, you foolish and stupid people: They have eyes, but don't see; they have ears, but don't hear. "You don't fear me, do you?' declares the LORD. "You don't tremble before me, do you? I'm the one who put the sand as a boundary for the sea, a perpetual barrier that it cannot cross. Though the waves toss, they cannot prevail against it, though they roar, they cannot cross it.' But these people have stubborn and rebellious hearts. They have turned aside and have gone away.read more.
They don't say to themselves, "Let's fear the LORD our God, who gives rain in its season, both the autumn and the spring rain. He sets aside for us the weeks appointed for the harvest.' Your iniquities have turned these things away, and your sins have held back from you what is good.

Proverbs 12:23

A prudent man keeps what he knows to himself, but the hearts of fools shout forth their foolishness.

Proverbs 13:16

Every sensible person acts from knowledge, but a fool demonstrates folly.

2 Timothy 3:9

But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those two men, their stupidity will be plain to everyone.

Proverbs 14:15

An unthinking person believes everything, but the prudent one thinks before acting.

Proverbs 7:7-23

and I noticed among the naive that is, I discerned among the youths a senseless young man. Proceeding down the street near her corner, he makes his way toward her house at twilight, during the evening, even during the darkest part of the night.read more.
Look! A woman makes her way to meet him, dressed as a prostitute and intending to entrap him. She is brazen and defiant her feet don't remain at home. Now she is in the street, now in the plazas, she lurks near every corner. So she grabs hold of him and kisses him, with a brazen face she speaks to him, "I have given my peace offerings, and today I fulfilled my vows. Therefore, I've come out to meet you, I've looked just for you, and I found you! I've decorated my bed with new coverings embroidered linen from Egypt. I've perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon. Come, let's make love until dawn; let's comfort ourselves with love, because my husband isn't home. He left on a long trip. He took a fist full of cash and he'll return home in a month." She leads him astray with great persuasion; with flattering lips she seduces him. All of a sudden he follows her like an ox fit for slaughter or like a fool fit for a trap until an arrow pierces his liver. As a bird darts into a snare, he doesn't realize his fatal decision.

Proverbs 9:13-18

The foolish woman is loud, undisciplined, and without knowledge. She sits at the entrance of her house, on a seat high above the city. She calls out to those passing by on the road, who are minding their own business,read more.
"Whoever is naive, turn in here!" And to anyone lacking sense, she says, "Stolen waters are sweet, and food eaten in secret is delicious." But he does not realize that the dead lurk there, and her invited guests wind up in the depths of Sheol.

Hosea 7:11

"Ephraim is also like a silly dove, lacking sense: They call out to Egypt, and turn toward Assyria.

Galatians 3:1

You foolish Galatians! Who put you under a spell? Was not Jesus the Messiah clearly portrayed before your very eyes as having been crucified?

Proverbs 22:3

The prudent person sees trouble ahead and hides, but the naive continue on and suffer the consequences.

Matthew 25:10

"While they were away buying it, the groom arrived. Those who were ready went with him into the wedding banquet, and the door was closed.

Proverbs 1:32

Indeed, the waywardness of the naive will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them.

Proverbs 5:23

He will die for lack of discipline, and he goes astray because of his great folly.

Isaiah 44:9

Now, all the forming of images means nothing, and the things they treasure are worthless. Their own witnesses cannot see, and they know nothing. So they will be put to shame.

Jeremiah 8:9

The wise men will be put to shame. They'll be dismayed and taken captive. Look, they have rejected the message from the LORD! So what kind of wisdom do they have?

Psalm 38:5

My wounds have putrefied and festered because of my foolishness.

Proverbs 26:3

A whip is for the horses, a bridle is for the donkey, a rod is for the back of fools.

Isaiah 35:8

"A highway will be there yes, there and people will call it "The Holy Way'. As for unclean people, they will not journey on it, but it will be for whomever is traveling on that Way not even fools will get lost.

Matthew 25:10-12

"While they were away buying it, the groom arrived. Those who were ready went with him into the wedding banquet, and the door was closed. Later, the other bridesmaids arrived and said, "Lord, lord, open up for us!' "But he replied, "I tell all of you with certainty, I don't know you!'

Proverbs 27:22

Though you crush a fool in a mortar and pestle as someone might crush grain, his stupidity still won't leave him.

Proverbs 15:14

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

Proverbs 26:11

A dog that returns to its vomit is like a fool who reverts to his folly.

Numbers 12:11

Aaron begged Moses, "I pray my lord, please don't hold this sin against us, since we've acted foolishlyand sinned in doing so.

Job 42:8

So take seven bulls and seven rams and bring them to my servant Job. And bring a whole burnt offering for yourselves and my servant Job will pray for you. I'll encourage him by not responding as your disgraceful folly deserves, since you didn't speak about me correctly as did my servant Job."

Titus 3:3-5

After all, we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, and misled. We were slaves to many kinds of lusts and pleasures, spending our days in malice and jealousy. We were despised, and we hated one another. In grace our Savior God appeared, to make his love for mankind clear. "Twas not for deeds that we had done, but by his steadfast love alone, he saved us through a second birth, renewed us by the Spirit's work,

Proverbs 19:25

If you scourge a scoffer, the simple person may learn to be discreet; rebuke a discerning man and he will gain understanding.

Proverbs 21:11

When a mocker is punished, the fool gains wisdom; but when the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge.

Proverbs 8:5

Understand prudence, you naive people; and gain an understanding heart, you foolish ones.

Proverbs 14:33

Wisdom is at rest in the mind of the discerning even fools know this.

Isaiah 29:24

Moreover, those who go astray in spirit will gain understanding, and those who complain will accept instruction.'"

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