64 Bible Verses about Fools, Characteristics Of
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We are fools for Christ, but you are wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! You are distinguished, we are dishonored!
Think about the circumstances of your call, brothers and sisters. Not many were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were born to a privileged position. But God chose what the world thinks foolish to shame the wise, and God chose what the world thinks weak to shame the strong. God chose what is low and despised in the world, what is regarded as nothing, to set aside what is regarded as something,read more.
so that no one can boast in his presence. He is the reason you have a relationship with Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption, so that, as it is written, "Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord."
For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
Where is the wise man? Where is the expert in the Mosaic law? Where is the debater of this age? Has God not made the wisdom of the world foolish? For since in the wisdom of God the world by its wisdom did not know God, God was pleased to save those who believe by the foolishness of preaching. For Jews demand miraculous signs and Greeks ask for wisdom,read more.
but we preach about a crucified Christ, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles. But to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.
For the music director; according to the machalath style; a well-written song by David. Fools say to themselves, "There is no God." They sin and commit evil deeds; none of them does what is right.
For the music director; by David. Fools say to themselves, "There is no God." They sin and commit evil deeds; none of them does what is right.
For although they knew God, they did not glorify him as God or give him thanks, but they became futile in their thoughts and their senseless hearts were darkened.
Ephraim has been like a dove, easily deceived and lacking discernment. They called to Egypt for help; they turned to Assyria for protection.
At that time Hanani the prophet visited King Asa of Judah and said to him: "Because you relied on the king of Syria and did not rely on the Lord your God, the army of the king of Syria has escaped from your hand. Did not the Cushites and Libyans have a huge army with chariots and a very large number of horsemen? But when you relied on the Lord, he handed them over to you! Certainly the Lord watches the whole earth carefully and is ready to strengthen those who are devoted to him. You have acted foolishly in this matter; from now on you will have war.
The officials of Zoan are nothing but fools; Pharaoh's wise advisers give stupid advice. How dare you say to Pharaoh, "I am one of the sages, one well-versed in the writings of the ancient kings?" But where, oh where, are your wise men? Let them tell you, let them find out what the Lord who commands armies has planned for Egypt. The officials of Zoan are fools, the officials of Memphis are misled; the rulers of her tribes lead Egypt astray.
"The rebellious children are as good as dead," says the Lord, "those who make plans without consulting me, who form alliances without consulting my Spirit, and thereby compound their sin.
The Lord answered, "This will happen because my people are foolish. They do not know me. They are like children who have no sense. They have no understanding. They are skilled at doing evil. They do not know how to do good."
I thought, "Surely it is only the ignorant poor who act this way. They act like fools because they do not know what the Lord demands. They do not know what their God requires of them.
The spiritually insensitive do not recognize this; the fool does not understand this.
So he said to them, "You foolish people -- how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken!
Therefore be very careful how you live -- not as unwise but as wise, taking advantage of every opportunity, because the days are evil. For this reason do not be foolish, but be wise by understanding what the Lord's will is.
The people of those nations are both stupid and foolish. Instruction from a wooden idol is worthless!
All these idolaters will prove to be stupid and ignorant. Every goldsmith will be disgraced by the idol he made. For the image he forges is merely a sham. There is no breath in any of those idols.
All idolaters will prove to be stupid and ignorant. Every goldsmith will be disgraced by the idol he made. For the image he forges is merely a sham. There is no breath in any of those idols.
Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for an image resembling mortal human beings or birds or four-footed animals or reptiles.
For a fool speaks disgraceful things; his mind plans out sinful deeds. He commits godless deeds and says misleading things about the Lord; he gives the hungry nothing to satisfy their appetite and gives the thirsty nothing to drink.
O Lord, they crush your people; they oppress the nation that belongs to you. They kill the widow and the one residing outside his native land, and they murder the fatherless. Then they say, "The Lord does not see this; the God of Jacob does not take notice of it."read more.
Take notice of this, you ignorant people! You fools, when will you ever understand?
Carrying out a wicked scheme is enjoyable to a fool, and so is wisdom for the one who has discernment.
The person who gathers wealth by unjust means is like the partridge that broods over eggs but does not hatch them. Before his life is half over he will lose his ill-gotten gains. At the end of his life it will be clear he was a fool."
A fool lets fly with all his temper, but a wise person keeps it back.
Then Samuel said to Saul, "You have made a foolish choice! You have not obeyed the commandment that the Lord your God gave you. Had you done that, the Lord would have established your kingdom over Israel forever!
David felt guilty after he had numbered the army. David said to the Lord, "I have sinned greatly by doing this! Now, O Lord, please remove the guilt of your servant, for I have acted very foolishly."
David said to God, "I have sinned greatly by doing this! Now, please remove the guilt of your servant, for I have acted very foolishly."
They acted like fools in their rebellious ways, and suffered because of their sins.
The wise person accepts instructions, but the one who speaks foolishness will come to ruin.
"How long will you simpletons love naivet?? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge?
Then they will call to me, but I will not answer; they will diligently seek me, but they will not find me. Because they hated moral knowledge, and did not choose to fear the Lord, they did not comply with my advice, they spurned all my rebuke.read more.
Therefore they will eat from the fruit of their way, and they will be stuffed full of their own counsel. For the waywardness of the simpletons will kill them, and the careless ease of fools will destroy them. But the one who listens to me will live in security, and will be at ease from the dread of harm.
He will die because there was no discipline; because of the greatness of his folly he will reel.
The way of a fool is right in his own opinion, but the one who listens to advice is wise.
I spread out my hands all day long to my rebellious people, who lived in a way that is morally unacceptable, and who did what they desired.
But they just keep saying, 'We do not care what you say! We will do whatever we want to do! We will continue to behave wickedly and stubbornly!'"
But the house of Israel is unwilling to listen to you, because they are not willing to listen to me, for the whole house of Israel is hard-headed and hard-hearted.
The lips of a fool enter into strife, and his mouth invites a flogging. The mouth of a fool is his ruin, and his lips are a snare for his life.
Neither should there be vulgar speech, foolish talk, or coarse jesting -- all of which are out of character -- but rather thanksgiving.
The one who conceals hatred utters lies, and the one who spreads slander is certainly a fool.
By forsaking the right path they have gone astray, because they followed the way of Balaam son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness,
Fools mock at reparation, but among the upright there is favor.
The scorner seeks wisdom but finds none, but understanding is easy for a discerning person.
Do not speak in the ears of a fool, for he will despise the wisdom of your words.
A foolish scheme is sin, and the scorner is an abomination to people.
It is an honor for a person to cease from strife, but every fool quarrels.
Better is a poor person who walks in his integrity than one who is perverse in his speech and is a fool.
nor to occupy themselves with myths and interminable genealogies. Such things promote useless speculations rather than God's redemptive plan that operates by faith.
he is conceited and understands nothing, but has an unhealthy interest in controversies and verbal disputes. This gives rise to envy, dissension, slanders, evil suspicions,
But reject foolish and ignorant controversies, because you know they breed infighting.
But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, quarrels, and fights about the law, because they are useless and empty.
The tongue of the wise treats knowledge correctly, but the mouth of the fool spouts out folly.
Leave the presence of a foolish person, or you will not understand wise counsel.
Like legs that hang limp from the lame, so is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
There is a way that seems right to a person, but its end is the way that leads to death.
The one who trusts in his own heart is a fool, but the one who walks in wisdom will escape.
But would you like evidence, you empty fellow, that faith without works is useless?
But the Lord said to him, "Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and the plate, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness. You fools! Didn't the one who made the outside make the inside as well?
Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools
A wise person is cautious and turns from evil, but a fool throws off restraint and is overconfident.
The wisdom of the shrewd person is to discern his way, but the folly of fools is deception.
The lips of a fool enter into strife, and his mouth invites a flogging.
A foolish child is a grief to his father, and bitterness to the mother who bore him.
A foolish child is the ruin of his father, and a contentious wife is like a constant dripping.
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