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Theasaurus: Fools

57 Bible Verses about Fools

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Proverbs 23:9

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

Proverbs 26:4

Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.

Ecclesiastes 10:2

The heart of a wise man is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left.

Ecclesiastes 9:17

The words of the wise are heard in quiet more than the cry of him that ruleth among fools.

Proverbs 17:28

Even a fool when he holdeth his peace is reckoned wise, and he that shutteth his lips, intelligent.

Ecclesiastes 10:12

The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool swallow up himself.

1 Corinthians 3:18

Let no one deceive himself: if any one thinks himself to be wise among you in this world, let him become foolish, that he may be wise.

Ecclesiastes 5:1

Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and draw near to hear, rather than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they know not that they do evil.

Proverbs 26:5

Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes.

Ecclesiastes 10:6

folly is set in great dignities, but the rich sit in a low place.

Job 12:17

He leadeth counsellors away spoiled, and judges maketh he fools;

Proverbs 10:23

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

Psalm 94:8

Understand, ye brutish among the people; and ye fools, when will ye be wise?

Ecclesiastes 7:5

It is better for a man to hear the rebuke of the wise, than to hear the song of fools.

Proverbs 17:16

To what purpose is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no sense?

Proverbs 17:12

Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man rather than a fool in his folly.

Isaiah 35:8

And a highway shall be there and a way, and it shall be called, The way of holiness: the unclean shall not pass through it; but it shall be for these. Those that go this way even fools, shall not err therein.

Proverbs 26:1

As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour beseemeth not a fool.

Proverbs 17:24

Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.

From Thematic Bible


Fools » Characteristics of » Reveal their folly

2 Timothy 3:9

But they shall not advance farther; for their folly shall be completely manifest to all, as that of those also became.

More verses: Ecclesiastes 10:3

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

Acts 13:31

who appeared for many days to those who had come up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are now his witnesses to the people.

Luke 1:2

as those who from the beginning were eye-witnesses of and attendants on the Word have delivered them to us,

Fools » Characteristics of » Hypocrisy

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?

Fools » Punishment of

Proverbs 26:10

A master roughly worketh every one: he both hireth the fool and hireth passers-by.

Fools » Characteristics of » Self-confidence

Fools » Are » A grief to parents

Fools » Cling to their folly

Proverbs 27:22

If thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his folly depart from him.

Fools » Destroy themselves by their speech

Fools » Worship idols

Jeremiah 10:8

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

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.

Fools » Characteristics of » Dishonesty

Matthew 7:26

And every one who hears these my words and does not do them, he shall be likened to a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand;

Fools » Honor is unbecoming for

Proverbs 26:1

As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour beseemeth not a fool.

Proverbs 26:8

As a bag of gems in a stoneheap, so is he that giveth honour to a fool.

Fools » Are » Self-sufficient

Fools » Despise instruction

Fools » Avoid them

Fools » Deny God

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.

Fools » Are » Full of words

Ecclesiastes 10:14

And the fool multiplieth words: yet man knoweth not what shall be; and what shall be after him, who will tell him?

Fools » Walk in darkness

Ecclesiastes 2:14

The wise man's eyes are in his head, and the fool walketh in darkness; but I myself also perceived that one event happeneth to them all.

Fools » Are » Angry

Fools » Are » Slothful

Ecclesiastes 4:5

The fool foldeth his hands together, and eateth his own flesh.

Fools » Worship of, hateful to God

Ecclesiastes 5:1

Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and draw near to hear, rather than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they know not that they do evil.

Fools » God has no pleasure in

Ecclesiastes 5:4

When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed.

Fools » Are » Mere professors of religion

Matthew 25:2-12

And five of them were prudent and five foolish. They that were foolish took their torches and did not take oil with them; but the prudent took oil in their vessels with their torches. read more.
Now the bridegroom tarrying, they all grew heavy and slept. But in the middle of the night there was a cry, Behold, the bridegroom; go forth to meet him. Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their torches. And the foolish said to the prudent, Give us of your oil, for our torches are going out. But the prudent answered saying, We cannot, lest it might not suffice for us and for you. Go rather to those that sell, and buy for yourselves. But as they went away to buy, the bridegroom came, and the ones that were ready went in with him to the wedding feast, and the door was shut. Afterwards come also the rest of the virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us; but he answering said, Verily I say unto 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

Proverbs 10:23

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

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

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.

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 advice of the old men which they had given him, and consulted with the young men, who had grown up with him, that stood before him.

Fools » Hear the gospel and obey it not

Matthew 7:26

And every one who hears these my words and does not do them, he shall be likened to a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand;

Fools » Exhorted to seek wisdom

Proverbs 8:5

O ye simple, understand prudence; and ye foolish, understand sense.

Fools » Blaspheme God

Psalm 74:18

Remember this, that an enemy hath reproached Jehovah, and a foolish people have contemned thy name.

Fools » Reproach God

Psalm 74:22

Rise up, O God, plead thine own cause: remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee all the day;

Fools » Characteristics of » Atheism

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.

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

Psalm 5:5

Insolent fools shall not stand before thine eyes; thou hatest all workers of iniquity.

Names » Of the wicked » Fools

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.

Titles and names of the wicked » Fools

Topics on Fools

Anger, Characteristic Of Fools

20;12;16

The vexation of the fool is presently known; but a prudent man covereth shame.

Counted As Fools

10;3;33

And the king lamented over Abner, and said, Should Abner die as a fool dieth?

Fools Attitude To God

19;14;1

{To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David.} The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They have corrupted themselves, they have done abominable works: there is none that doeth good.

Fools Becoming Wise

20;13;20

He that walketh with wise men becometh wise; but a companion of the foolish will be depraved.

Fools, Characteristics Of

46;4;10

We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye prudent in Christ: we weak, but ye strong: ye glorious, but we in dishonour.

Fools, Description Of

56;3;3

For we were once ourselves also without intelligence, disobedient, wandering in error, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.

Fools, In Teaching Of Jesus Christ

40;23;16-17

Woe to you, blind guides, who say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor.

God's Attitude To Fools

42;12;20

But God said to him, Fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee; and whose shall be what thou hast prepared?

The Work Of Fools

21;10;15

The labour of fools wearieth them, because they know not how to go to the city.