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68 Bible Verses about Folly, Effects Of

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Psalm 85:8

I will hear what God the LORD will speak, for he will speak peace unto his people and to his saints, that they not turn again to folly.

Proverbs 1:20-27

Wisdom cries without; she utters her voice in the streets: She cries in the chief place of concourse, in the entrance to the gates of the city she utters her words, saying, How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and the fools hate knowledge?read more.
Return at my reproof; behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you. Because I have called and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no one responded; for because ye have disregarded all my counsel and rejected my reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear comes upon you; when what you have feared comes as destruction, and your calamity comes as a whirlwind; when tribulation and anguish come upon you.

Ephesians 5:17

Therefore, be ye not unwise, but understanding of what the will of the Lord is.

Psalm 92:6

A carnal man does not know, neither does a fool understand this:

Jeremiah 5:4

Therefore I said, Surely these are poor; they have become foolish; for they do not know the way of the LORD nor the judgment of their God.

Luke 11:39-40

And the Lord said unto him, Now do ye Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness. Ye fools, did not he that made that which is without make that which is within also?

Psalm 107:17

The fools, because of the way of their rebellion, and because of their iniquities, were afflicted.

Jeremiah 5:21-25

Hear now this, O foolish people and without heart, who have eyes and do not see; who have ears, and do not hear: Do ye not fear me? saith the LORD; will ye not tremble at my presence, who placed the sand for the bound of the sea by an eternal order, which cannot be broken? Storms shall raise themselves up, yet they shall not prevail; their waves shall roar, yet they shall not pass over it. But this people have a false and rebellious heart; they turned and went.read more.
Neither do they say in their heart, Let us now fear the LORD our God that gives rain, both the former and the latter, in its season; he shall keep us with the appointed weeks of the harvest. Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withheld good things from you.

Proverbs 13:16

Every sane man works according to wisdom: but the fool shall manifest his folly.

2 Timothy 3:9

But they shall not prevail, for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as that of those also was.

Proverbs 14:15

The simple believes every word, but the prudent man understands his steps.

Proverbs 7:7-23

and beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding, passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house, in the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night;read more.
and, behold, a woman met him with the attire of a harlot, and subtil of heart. (She is loud and stubborn; her feet do not abide in her house: Now without, now in the streets, she lies in wait at every corner.) So she caught him and kissed him and with an impudent face said unto him, I had promised sacrifices of peace; today I have payed my vows. Therefore I came forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee. I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt. I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon. Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning; let us solace ourselves with loves. For the husband is not at home; he is gone a long journey: He has taken a bag of money with him and will come home at the appointed feast day. With her much fair speech she caused him to yield; with the flattering of her lips she persuaded him. He went after her straightway, as an ox goes to the slaughter or as a fool to the correction of the stocks, until the arrow pierces through his liver. He is as a bird struggling in the snare and not knowing that it is against his own life.

Proverbs 9:13-18

A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple and knows nothing. For she sits at the door of her house on a seat in the high places of the city to call to those who pass by the way, to those who straighten their ways;read more.
Whosoever is simple, let him turn in here; and as for him that lacks understanding, she saith unto him: Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant. But he does not know that the dead are there and that her guests are in the depths of Sheol.

Hosea 7:11

Ephraim also was like a deceived dove, without understanding; they shall call to Egypt, they shall go to Assyria.

Galatians 3:1

O foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you that ye should not trust in the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ has been evidently set forth, crucified among you?

Matthew 25:10

And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and those that were ready went in with him to the marriage, and the door was shut.

Proverbs 1:32

For the rest of the ignorant shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.

Proverbs 5:23

He shall die because he did not submit to chastening; and due to the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.

Proverbs 18:13

For him that answers a word before he hears, it is folly and reproach unto him.

Isaiah 44:9

Those that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and that which is most precious to them is useful for nothing; and they are their own witnesses that they do not see, nor understand; therefore, they shall be ashamed.

Jeremiah 8:9

The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken: behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD; and what wisdom is in them?

Psalm 38:5

My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness.

Proverbs 18:6

A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calls for strokes.

Proverbs 26:3

A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool's back.

Isaiah 35:8

And a highway shall be there and a way, and it shall be called The Way of Holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; and for those in it there shall be someone to go with them, in such a manner that the foolish shall not err therein.

Matthew 25:10-12

And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and those that were ready went in with him to the marriage, and the door was shut. Afterward the other virgins also came, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.

Proverbs 27:22

Though thou should bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet his foolishness will not depart from him.

Proverbs 15:14

The heart of him that has understanding seeks wisdom, but the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness.

Proverbs 26:11

As a dog returns to his vomit, so the fool returns to his folly.

Numbers 12:11

And Aaron said unto Moses, Alas, my lord, I beseech thee, lay not the sin upon us, in which we have done foolishly, and we have sinned.

Job 42:8

Therefore, take unto you now seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to my slave Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and my slave Job shall pray for you; for only because I will accept him, I shall not deal with you according to your folly, in that ye have not spoken by me in uprightness, like my slave Job.

Titus 3:3-5

For we ourselves also were foolish in another time, rebellious, deceived, serving diverse lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,

Proverbs 19:25

Smite a scorner, and the simple will become prudent, and reproving one that has understanding, he will understand knowledge.

Proverbs 21:11

When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise, and by instructing the wise, he receives wisdom.

Proverbs 8:5

O ye simple, understand prudence; and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.

Proverbs 14:33

Wisdom shall rest in the heart of him that is sane and is made known in the midst of the fools.

Isaiah 29:24

and those that erred in spirit shall learn understanding, and they that murmured shall learn doctrine.

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