68 Bible Verses about Folly, Effects Of
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The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; but the foolish despise wisdom and instruction.
To man he said, 'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom. To depart from evil is understanding.'"
The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt. They have done abominable works. There is none who does good.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom. All those who do his work have a good understanding. His praise endures forever.
Wisdom calls aloud in the street. She utters her voice in the public squares. She calls at the head of noisy places. At the entrance of the city gates, she utters her words: "How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? How long will mockers delight themselves in mockery, and fools hate knowledge?read more.
Turn at my reproof. Behold, I will pour out my spirit on you. I will make known my words to you. Because I have called, and you have refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no one has paid attention; but you have ignored all my counsel, and wanted none of my reproof; I also will laugh at your disaster. I will mock when calamity overtakes you; when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when your disaster comes on like a whirlwind; when distress and anguish come on you.
The Lord said to him, "Now you Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and of the platter, but your inward part is full of extortion and wickedness. You foolish ones, did not he who made the outside make the inside also?
Because, although they knew God, they did not glorify him as God or give him thanks, but their thinking became nonsense, and their foolish heart was darkened.
but shun foolish questionings, genealogies, strife, and disputes about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
'Hear now this, foolish people, and without understanding; who have eyes, and do not see; who have ears, and do not hear: Do you not fear me?' says the LORD 'Won't you tremble at my presence, who have placed the sand for the bound of the sea, by a perpetual decree, that it can't pass it? And though its waves toss themselves, yet they can't prevail; though they roar, yet they can't pass over it.' "But this people has a revolting and a rebellious heart; they have revolted and gone.read more.
Neither do they say in their heart, 'Let us now fear the LORD our God, who gives rain, both the former and the latter, in its season; who preserves to us the appointed weeks of the harvest.' "Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withheld good from you.
One who trusts in himself is a fool; but one who walks in wisdom is kept safe.
He who trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous shall flourish as the green leaf.
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who is wise listens to counsel.
There is a way which seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.
"But God said to him, 'You foolish one, tonight your soul is required of you. The things which you have prepared?whose will they be?'
I saw among the simple ones. I discerned among the youths a young man void of understanding, passing through the street near her corner, he went the way to her house, in the twilight, in the evening of the day, in the middle of the night and in the darkness.read more.
Behold, there a woman met him with the attire of a prostitute, and with crafty intent. She is loud and defiant. Her feet do not stay in her house. Now she is in the streets, now in the squares, and lurking at every corner. So she caught him, and kissed him. With an impudent face she said to him: "Sacrifices of peace offerings are with me. This day I have paid my vows. Therefore I came out to meet you, to diligently seek your face, and I have found you. I have spread my couch with carpets of tapestry, with striped cloths of the yarn of Egypt. I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon. Come, let's take our fill of loving until the morning. Let's solace ourselves with loving. For my husband isn't at home. He has gone on a long journey. He has taken a bag of money with him. He will come home at the full moon." With persuasive words, she led him astray. With the flattering of her lips, she seduced him. He followed her immediately, as an ox goes to the slaughter, as a fool to the correction of the stocks. Until an arrow strikes through his liver, as a bird hurries to the snare, and doesn't know that it will cost his life.
The foolish woman is loud, Undisciplined, and knows nothing. 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, who go straight on their ways,read more.
"Whoever is simple, let him turn in here." as for him who is void of understanding, she says to him, "Stolen water is sweet. Food eaten in secret is pleasant." But he doesn't know that the dead are there, that her guests are in the depths of Sheol.
But those who are determined to be rich fall into a temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful lusts, such as drown men in ruin and destruction.
The wise men are disappointed, they are dismayed and taken: behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD; and what kind of wisdom is in them?
A foolish son brings grief to his father, and bitterness to her who bore him.
The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father; but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.
A wise son makes a father glad, but a foolish man despises his mother.
And a highway will be there, and a way, and it will be called the Highway of Holiness. The unclean shall not pass over it, but it will be for those who walk in the Way. Wicked fools will not go there.
While they went away to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut. Afterward the other virgins also came, saying, 'Lord, Lord, open to us.' But he answered, 'Truly I tell you, I do not know you.'
Now therefore, take to yourselves seven bulls and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you, for I will accept him, that I not deal with you according to your folly. For you have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job has."
For we were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. But when the kindness of God our Savior and his love toward mankind appeared, not by works of righteousness, which we did ourselves, but according to his mercy, he saved us, through the washing of rebirth and renewing by the Holy Spirit,
Folly is bound up in the heart of a child: the rod of discipline drives it far from him.
The rod of correction gives wisdom, but a child left to himself causes shame to his mother.
a corrector of the foolish, a teacher of children, having in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth.
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