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1 Corinthians 1:26-31

For look upon your vocation, brothers, that ye are not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, but rather God has chosen that which is the foolishness of the world to confound the wise, and God has chosen that which is the weakness of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and that which is vile of the world and that which is despised God has chosen, and things which are not, to bring to nought the things that are,read more.
that no flesh should glory in his presence. But of him ye are reborn in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom and righteousness and sanctification and redemption, that, according as it is written, He that glories, let him glory in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 1:20-25

Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the philosopher of this world? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For in the wisdom of God, since the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save those that believe. For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom,read more.
but we preach Christ crucified, , unto the Jews a stumblingblock and unto the Gentiles foolishness; but unto those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ is the power of God, and the wisdom of God. For that which is foolish of God is wiser than men, and that which is weak of God is stronger than men.

Hosea 7:11

Ephraim also was like a deceived dove, without understanding; they shall call to Egypt, they shall 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 not relied on the LORD thy God, therefore, the host of the king of Syria has escaped out of thy hands. Were not the Ethiopians and the Lubims a huge host, with very many chariots and horsemen? Yet, because thou didst rely on the LORD, he delivered them into thy hand. For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of those whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly, for from now on thou shalt have wars.

Isaiah 19:11-13

Surely the princes of Zoan are fools; the counsel of the prudent counsellors of Pharaoh is become carnal; how say ye unto Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son of the ancient kings? Where are they? Where are thy wise men? Let them tell thee now, or let them cause thee to know what the LORD of the hosts has purposed upon Egypt. The princes of Zoan are become fools, the princes of Noph are deceived; they have also seduced Egypt, even those that are the stay of the tribes thereof.

Jeremiah 4:22

For my people are foolish; the ignorant sons with no understanding have not known me; they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.

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.

Psalm 92:6

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

Ephesians 5:15-17

See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore, be ye not unwise, but understanding of what the will of the Lord is.

Jeremiah 10:8

But they shall become altogether carnal and foolish. The stock is a doctrine of vanities.

Jeremiah 10:14

Every man is carnal in his knowledge: let every founder be ashamed of his graven image: for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no spirit in them.

Jeremiah 51:17

Every man has become carnal and is without knowledge; let every founder be ashamed of 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 exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for the likeness of an image of corruptible man and of birds and of fourfooted beasts and of serpents.

Isaiah 32:6

For the vile person will speak villainy, and his heart will invent iniquity to work unrighteousness and to speak scornfully against the LORD, leaving the soul of the hungry empty and taking away the drink of the thirsty.

Psalm 94:5-8

They break in pieces thy people, O LORD, and afflict thy heritage. They slay the widow and the stranger and murder the fatherless. Yet they say, JAH shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.read more.
Understand, ye carnal ones among the people, and, ye fools, when will ye be wise?

Proverbs 10:23

To make an abomination is as sport to the fool, but wisdom is recreation to the man of intelligence.

1 Samuel 13:13

Then Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly; thou hast not kept the commandment of the LORD thy God, which he commanded thee, for now the LORD would 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 unto the LORD, I have sinned greatly in having done this; but now, I beseech thee, O LORD, take away the iniquity of thy slave, for I have done very foolishly.

1 Chronicles 21:8

And David said unto God, I have sinned greatly because I have done this thing; but now, I beseech thee, take away the iniquity of thy slave, for I have done very foolishly.

Psalm 107:17

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

Proverbs 1:22

How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and the fools hate knowledge?

Proverbs 1:28-33

Then they shall call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the LORD: They rejected my counsel: they despised all my reproof.read more.
Therefore they shall eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own counsel. For the rest of the ignorant shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. But whosoever hearkens unto me shall dwell safely and shall rest from the fear of evil.

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.

Jeremiah 18:12

And they said, This is useless, for we must walk after our own devices, and we must each one do the imagination of his evil heart.

Ezekiel 3:7

But the house of Israel will not desire to hear; for they do not desire to hear me: for all the house of Israel are impudent and hardhearted.

Proverbs 18:6-7

A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calls for strokes. A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.

Proverbs 14:9

Fools speak sin unto themselves, but among the righteous there is love.

Proverbs 14:6

The scorner sought wisdom and found it not, but wisdom comes easy unto him that understands.

Proverbs 23:9

Do not speak in the ears of a fool, for he will despise the prudence of thy words.

1 Timothy 1:4

nor give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which generate questions other than that the edification of God is by faith.

1 Timothy 6:4

he is puffed up, knowing nothing, but is driven mad concerning questions and controversy of words, of which comes envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,

Proverbs 15:2

The tongue of the wise shall adorn wisdom, but the mouth of fools shall speak foolishness.

Proverbs 14:7

Go from the presence of the foolish man when thou dost not perceive in him the lips of knowledge.

Proverbs 26:7

Like unto the way that the one who is lame walks, so is a proverb in the mouth of the fool.

James 2:20

But, O vain man, dost thou desire to know that faith without works is dead?

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?

Proverbs 18:6

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

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