Fools, Characteristics Of

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1 Corinthians 1:26-31

For consider your calling, brethren, that there are not many wise according to flesh, not many powerful, not many high-born. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world, that he may put to shame the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world, that he may put to shame the strong things; and the ignoble things of the world, and the despised, has God chosen, and things that are not, that he may annul the things that are;read more.
so that no flesh should boast before God. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who has been made to us wisdom from God, and righteousness, and holiness, and redemption; that according as it is written, He that boasts, let him boast in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 1:20-25

Where is the wise? where scribe? where disputer of this world? has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world by wisdom has not known God, God has been pleased by the foolishness of the preaching to save those that believe. Since Jews indeed ask for signs, and Greeks seek wisdom;read more.
but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews an offence, and to nations foolishness; but to those that are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ God's power and God's wisdom. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

Psalm 53:1

{To the chief Musician. On Mahalath: an instruction. Of David.} The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God! They have corrupted themselves, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.

Hosea 7:11

And Ephraim is become like a silly dove without understanding: they call to Egypt, they go to Assyria.

2 Chronicles 16:7-9

And at that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah, and said unto him, Because thou hast relied on the king of Syria, and hast not relied on Jehovah thy God, therefore has the army of the king of Syria escaped out of thy hand. Were not the Ethiopians and the Libyans a huge army, with very many chariots and horsemen? but when thou didst rely on Jehovah, he delivered them into thy hand. For the eyes of Jehovah run to and fro through the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of those whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly; for from henceforth thou shalt have wars.

Isaiah 19:11-13

They are but fools, the princes of Zoan, the wise counsellors of Pharaoh: their counsel is become senseless. How say ye unto Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings? Where are they then, thy wise men? Let them now tell thee, and let them make known what Jehovah of hosts hath purposed upon Egypt. The princes of Zoan are become foolish, the princes of Noph are deceived; and the corner-stones of its tribes have caused Egypt to err.

Jeremiah 4:22

For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have no intelligence; they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.

Jeremiah 5:4

And I said, Surely these are the wretched ones, they are foolish; for they know not the way of Jehovah, the judgment of their God.

Psalm 92:6

A brutish man knoweth not, neither doth a fool understand it.

Ephesians 5:15-17

See therefore how ye walk carefully, not as unwise but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. For this reason be not foolish, but understanding what is the will of the Lord.

Jeremiah 10:8

But they are one and all senseless and foolish; the teaching of vanities is a stock.

Jeremiah 10:14

Every man is become brutish, bereft of knowledge; every founder is put to shame by the graven image, for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.

Jeremiah 51:17

Every man is become brutish, so as to have no knowledge; every founder is put to shame by the graven image, for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.

Romans 1:22-23

professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into the likeness of an image of corruptible man and of birds and quadrupeds and reptiles.

Isaiah 32:6

for the vile man will speak villainy, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and to utter error against Jehovah, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and to cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.

Psalm 94:5-8

They crush thy people, O Jehovah, and afflict thine inheritance; They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless, And say, Jah will not see, neither will the God of Jacob regard it.read more.
Understand, ye brutish among the people; and ye fools, when will ye be wise?

Proverbs 10:23

It is as sport to a foolish man to do wickedness; but a man of understanding hath wisdom.

1 Samuel 13:13

And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly: thou hast not kept the commandment of Jehovah thy God which he commanded thee; for now would Jehovah have established thy kingdom over Israel for ever.

2 Samuel 24:10

And David's heart smote him after he had numbered the people. And David said to Jehovah, I have sinned greatly in what I have done; and now, I beseech thee, Jehovah, put away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly.

1 Chronicles 21:8

And David said to God, I have sinned greatly, in that I have done this thing; and now, I beseech thee, put away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly.

Psalm 107:17

Fools, because of their way of transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted;

Proverbs 1:22

How long, simple ones, will ye love simpleness, and scorners take pleasure in their scorning, and the foolish hate knowledge?

Proverbs 1:28-33

then will they call upon me, but I will not answer; they will seek me early, and shall not find me. Because they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of Jehovah; they would none of my counsel, they despised all my reproof:read more.
therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their way, and be filled with their own devices. For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of the foolish shall cause them to perish. But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be at rest from fear of evil.

Proverbs 5:23

He shall die for want of discipline; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.

Jeremiah 18:12

But they say, There is no hope; for we will walk after our own devices, and we will each one do according to the stubbornness of his evil heart.

Ezekiel 3:7

But the house of Israel will not hearken unto thee, for none of them will hearken unto me. For all the house of Israel are hard of forehead and stiff of heart.

Proverbs 18:6-7

A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for stripes. A fool's mouth is destruction to him, and his lips are a snare to his soul.

Proverbs 10:18

He that covereth hatred hath lying lips, and he that sendeth forth a slander is a fool.

Proverbs 14:9

Fools make a mock at trespass; but for the upright there is favour.

Proverbs 14:6

A scorner seeketh wisdom, and there is none for him; but knowledge is easy unto the intelligent.

Proverbs 23:9

Speak not in the ears of a foolish man, for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.

1 Timothy 1:4

nor to turn their minds to fables and interminable genealogies, which bring questionings rather than further God's dispensation, which is in faith.

1 Timothy 6:4

he is puffed up, knowing nothing, but sick about questions and disputes of words, out of which arise envy, strife, injurious words, evil suspicions,

Proverbs 15:2

The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright; but the mouth of the foolish poureth out folly.

Proverbs 26:7

The legs of the lame hang loose; so is a proverb in the mouth of fools.

James 2:20

But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

Luke 11:39-40

But the Lord said to him, Now do ye Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and of the dish, but your inward parts are full of plunder and wickedness. Fools, has not he who has made the outside made the inside also?

Proverbs 14:16

A wise man feareth and departeth from evil; but the foolish is overbearing and confident.

Proverbs 18:6

A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for stripes.

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