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57 Bible Verses about Fools

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2 Corinthians 11:19

For you, being so wise, tolerate the foolish gladly.

Proverbs 23:9

Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, For he will despise the wisdom of your words.

Proverbs 26:4

Do not answer a fool according to his folly, Or you will also be like him.

Ecclesiastes 10:2

A wise man's heart directs him toward the right, but the foolish man's heart directs him toward the left.

Ecclesiastes 9:17

The words of the wise heard in quietness are better than the shouting of a ruler among fools.

Proverbs 17:28

Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise; When he closes his lips, he is considered prudent.

Ecclesiastes 10:12

Words from the mouth of a wise man are gracious, while the lips of a fool consume him;

1 Corinthians 3:18

Let no man deceive himself If any man among you thinks that he is wise in this age, he must become foolish, so that he may become wise.

Ecclesiastes 5:1

Guard your steps as you go to the house of God and draw near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools; for they do not know they are doing evil.

Proverbs 26:5

Answer a fool as his folly deserves, That he not be wise in his own eyes.

Ecclesiastes 10:6

folly is set in many exalted places while rich men sit in humble places.

Job 12:17

"He makes counselors walk barefoot And makes fools of judges.

Psalm 92:6

A senseless man has no knowledge, Nor does a stupid man understand this:

Psalm 94:8

Pay heed, you senseless among the people; And when will you understand, stupid ones?

Ecclesiastes 7:5

It is better to listen to the rebuke of a wise man Than for one to listen to the song of fools.

Proverbs 17:16

Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, When he has no sense?

Proverbs 17:12

Let a man meet a bear robbed of her cubs, Rather than a fool in his folly.

Isaiah 35:8

A highway will be there, a roadway, And it will be called the Highway of Holiness The unclean will not travel on it, But it will be for him who walks that way, And fools will not wander on it.

Proverbs 26:1

Like snow in summer and like rain in harvest, So honor is not fitting for a fool.

Proverbs 17:24

Wisdom is in the presence of the one who has understanding, But the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.

From Thematic Bible


Fools » Characteristics of » Reveal their folly

2 Timothy 3:9

But they will not make further progress; for their folly will be obvious to all, just as Jannes's and Jambres's folly was also.

More verses: Ecclesiastes 10:3

Fools » Witnesses, two or thee required » Disciples and early Christians as

Acts 13:31

and for many days He appeared to those who came up with Him from Galilee to Jerusalem, the very ones who are now His witnesses to the people.

Luke 1:2

just as they were handed down to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word,

Fools » Characteristics of » Hypocrisy

Luke 11:39-40

But the Lord said to him, "Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and of the platter; but inside of you, you are full of robbery and wickedness. "You foolish ones, did not He who made the outside make the inside also?

Fools » Punishment of

Proverbs 26:10

Like an archer who wounds everyone, So is he who hires a fool or who hires those who pass by.

Fools » Characteristics of » Self-confidence

Fools » Are » A grief to parents

Fools » Cling to their folly

Proverbs 27:22

Though you pound a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain, Yet his foolishness will not depart from him.

Fools » Destroy themselves by their speech

Fools » Worship idols

Jeremiah 10:8

But they are altogether stupid and foolish In their discipline of delusion--their idol is wood!

Romans 1:22-23

Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.

Fools » Characteristics of » Dishonesty

Matthew 7:26

"Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.

Fools » Honor is unbecoming for

Proverbs 26:1

Like snow in summer and like rain in harvest, So honor is not fitting for a fool.

Proverbs 26:8

Like one who binds a stone in a sling, So is he who gives honor to a fool.

Fools » Are » Self-sufficient

Fools » Despise instruction

Fools » Avoid them

Fools » Deny God

Fools » Are » Full of words

Ecclesiastes 10:14

Yet the fool multiplies words No man knows what will happen, and who can tell him what will come after him?

Fools » Walk in darkness

Ecclesiastes 2:14

The wise man's eyes are in his head, but the fool walks in darkness And yet I know that one fate befalls them both.

Fools » Are » Angry

Fools » Are » Slothful

Ecclesiastes 4:5

The fool folds his hands and consumes his own flesh.

Fools » Worship of, hateful to God

Ecclesiastes 5:1

Guard your steps as you go to the house of God and draw near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools; for they do not know they are doing evil.

Fools » God has no pleasure in

Ecclesiastes 5:4

When you make a vow to God, do not be late in paying it; for He takes no delight in fools Pay what you vow!

Fools » Are » Mere professors of religion

Matthew 25:2-12

"Five of them were foolish, and five were prudent. "For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the prudent took oil in flasks along with their lamps. read more.
"Now while the bridegroom was delaying, they all got drowsy and began to sleep. "But at midnight there was a shout, 'Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.' "Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps. "The foolish said to the prudent, 'Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.' "But the prudent answered, 'No, there will not be enough for us and you too; go instead to the dealers and buy some for yourselves.' "And while they were going away to make the purchase, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast; and the door was shut. "Later the other virgins also came, saying, 'Lord, lord, open up for us.' "But he answered, 'Truly I say to you, I do not know you.'

Fools » Characteristics of » Slander

Fools » Are » Self-confident

Fools » Are » Slanderers

Fools » Are » Liars

Fools » Sport themselves in mischief

Fools » Trust to their own hearts

Fools » Hate to depart from evil

Fools » The company of, ruinous

Fools » Characteristics of » Despising instruction

Fools » Characteristics of » Mocking at sin

Fools » Characteristics of » Meddlesomeness

Fools » Characteristics of » Contentiousness

Fools » Exemplified » Israel

Fools » Are » Given to meddling

Fools » Are » Self-deceivers

Fools » Are » Contentious

Fools » The mouth of, pours out folly

Fools » Delight not in understanding

Fools » Lips of, a snare to the soul

Fools » Make a mock at sin

Fools » Hate knowledge

Fools » Come to shame

Fools » Exemplified » Rehoboam

1 Kings 12:8

But he forsook the counsel of the elders which they had given him, and consulted with the young men who grew up with him and served him.

Fools » Hear the gospel and obey it not

Matthew 7:26

"Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.

Fools » Exhorted to seek wisdom

Proverbs 8:5

"O naive ones, understand prudence; And, O fools, understand wisdom.

Fools » Blaspheme God

Psalm 74:18

Remember this, O LORD, that the enemy has reviled, And a foolish people has spurned Your name.

Fools » Reproach God

Psalm 74:22

Arise, O God, and plead Your own cause; Remember how the foolish man reproaches You all day long.

Fools » Characteristics of » Atheism

Fools » Are » Corrupt and abominable

Fools » Depend upon their wealth

Fools » All men are, without the knowledge of God

Fools » Shall not stand in the presence of God

Names » Of the wicked » Fools

Titles and names of the wicked » Fools

Topics on Fools

Anger, Characteristic Of Fools

20;12;16

A fool's anger is known at once, But a prudent man conceals dishonor.

Counted As Fools

10;3;33

The king chanted a lament for Abner and said, "Should Abner die as a fool dies?

Fools Attitude To God

19;14;1

The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God " They are corrupt, they have committed abominable deeds; There is no one who does good.

Fools Becoming Wise

20;13;20

He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will suffer harm.

Fools, Characteristics Of

46;4;10

We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are prudent in Christ; we are weak, but you are strong; you are distinguished, but we are without honor.

Fools, Description Of

56;3;3

For we also once were foolish ourselves, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various lusts and pleasures, spending our life in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another.

Fools, In Teaching Of Jesus Christ

40;23;16-17

"Woe to you, blind guides, who say, 'Whoever swears by the temple, that is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the temple is obligated.'

God's Attitude To Fools

42;12;20

"But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?'

The Work Of Fools

21;10;15

The toil of a fool so wearies him that he does not even know how to go to a city.

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