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57 Bible Verses about Fools

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2 Corinthians 11:19

For you gladly put up with fools since you are so smart!

Proverbs 23:9

Don't speak to a fool, for he will despise the insight of your words.

Proverbs 26:4

Don't answer a fool according to his foolishness, or you'll be like him yourself.

Ecclesiastes 9:17

The calm words of the wise are heeded more than the shouts of a ruler over fools.

Proverbs 17:28

Even a fool is considered wise when he keeps silent, discerning, when he seals his lips.

Ecclesiastes 10:12

The words from the mouth of a wise man are gracious, but the lips of a fool consume him.

1 Corinthians 3:18

No one should deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks he is wise in this age, he must become foolish so that he can become wise.

Ecclesiastes 5:1

Guard your step when you go to the house of God. Better to draw near in obedience than to offer the sacrifice as fools do, for they are ignorant and do wrong.

Proverbs 26:5

Answer a fool according to his foolishness, or he'll become wise in his own eyes.

Ecclesiastes 10:6

The fool is appointed to great heights, but the rich remain in lowly positions.

Job 12:17

He leads counselors away barefoot and makes judges go mad.

Psalm 92:6

A stupid person does not know, a fool does not understand this:

Psalm 94:8

Pay attention, you stupid people! Fools, when will you be wise?

Ecclesiastes 7:5

It is better to listen to rebuke from a wise person than to listen to the song of fools.

Proverbs 17:16

Why does a fool have money in his hand with no intention of buying wisdom?

Proverbs 17:12

Better for a man to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool in his foolishness.

Isaiah 35:8

A road will be there and a way; it will be called the Holy Way. The unclean will not travel on it, but it will be for him who walks the path. Even the fool will not go astray.

Proverbs 26:1

Like snow in summer and rain at harvest, honor is inappropriate for a fool.

Proverbs 17:24

Wisdom is the focus of the perceptive, but a fool's eyes roam to 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 lack of understanding will be clear to all, as theirs was also.

More verses: Ecclesiastes 10:3

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

Acts 13:31

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

Luke 1:2

just as the original eyewitnesses and servants of the word handed them down to us.

Fools » Characteristics of » Hypocrisy

Luke 11:39-40

But the Lord said to him: "Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside you are full of greed and evil. Fools! Didn't He who made the outside make the inside too?

Fools » Punishment of

Proverbs 26:10

The one who hires a fool, or who hires those passing by, is like an archer who wounds everyone.

Fools » Characteristics of » Self-confidence

Fools » Are » A grief to parents

Fools » Cling to their folly

Proverbs 27:22

Though you grind a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with grain, you will not separate his foolishness from him.

Fools » Destroy themselves by their speech

Fools » Worship idols

Jeremiah 10:8

They are both senseless and foolish, instructed by worthless idols [made of] wood!

Romans 1:22-23

Claiming to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man, birds, four-footed animals, and reptiles.

Fools » Characteristics of » Dishonesty

Matthew 7:26

But everyone who hears these words of Mine and doesn't 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 rain at harvest, honor is inappropriate for a fool.

Fools » Are » Self-sufficient

Fools » Despise instruction

Fools » Avoid them

Proverbs 9:6

Leave inexperience behind, and you will live; pursue the way of understanding.

Fools » Deny God

Fools » Are » Full of words

Ecclesiastes 10:14

Yet the fool multiplies words. No one knows what will happen, and who can tell anyone what will happen after him?

Fools » Walk in darkness

Ecclesiastes 2:14

The wise man has eyes in his head, but the fool walks in darkness. Yet I also knew that one fate comes to them both.

Fools » Are » Angry

Fools » Are » Slothful

Ecclesiastes 4:5

The fool folds his arms and consumes his own flesh.

Fools » Worship of, hateful to God

Ecclesiastes 5:1

Guard your step when you go to the house of God. Better to draw near in obedience than to offer the sacrifice as fools do, for they are ignorant and do wrong.

Fools » God has no pleasure in

Ecclesiastes 5:4

When you make a vow to God, don't delay fulfilling it, because He does not delight in fools. Fulfill what you vow.

Fools » Are » Mere professors of religion

Matthew 25:2-12

Five of them were foolish and five were sensible. When the foolish took their lamps, they didn't take oil with them. But the sensible ones took oil in their flasks with their lamps. read more.
Since the groom was delayed, they all became drowsy and fell asleep. "In the middle of the night there was a shout: 'Here's the groom! Come out to meet him.' "Then all those virgins got up and trimmed their lamps. But the foolish ones said to the sensible ones, 'Give us some of your oil, because our lamps are going out.' "The sensible ones answered, 'No, there won't be enough for us and for you. Go instead to those who sell, and buy oil for yourselves.' "When they had gone to buy some, the groom arrived. Then those who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet, and the door was shut. "Later the rest of the virgins also came and said, 'Master, master, open up for us!' "But he replied, 'I assure 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

Proverbs 14:9

Fools mock at making restitution, but there is goodwill among the upright.

Fools » Characteristics of » Meddlesomeness

Fools » Characteristics of » Contentiousness

Fools » Exemplified » Israel

Jeremiah 4:22

For My people are fools; they do not know Me. They are foolish children, without understanding. They are skilled in doing what is evil, but they do not know how to do what is good.

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

Proverbs 14:9

Fools mock at making restitution, but there is goodwill among the upright.

Fools » Hate knowledge

Fools » Come to shame

Fools » Exemplified » Rehoboam

1 Kings 12:8

But he rejected the advice of the elders who had advised him and consulted with the young men who had grown up with him and served him.

Fools » Hear the gospel and obey it not

Matthew 7:26

But everyone who hears these words of Mine and doesn't act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.

Fools » Exhorted to seek wisdom

Proverbs 8:5

Learn to be shrewd, you who are inexperienced; develop common sense, you who are foolish.

Fools » Blaspheme God

Psalm 74:18

Remember this: the enemy has mocked the Lord, and a foolish people has insulted Your name.

Fools » Reproach God

Psalm 74:22

Arise, God, defend Your cause! Remember the insults that fools bring against 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 displeasure is known at once, but whoever ignores an insult is sensible.

Counted As Fools

10;3;33

and the king sang a lament for Abner: Should Abner die as a fool dies?

Fools Attitude To God

19;14;1

The fool says in his heart, "God does not exist." They are corrupt; their actions are revolting. There is no one who does good.

Fools Becoming Wise

20;13;20

The one who walks with the wise will become wise, but a companion of fools will suffer harm.

Fools, Characteristics Of

46;4;10

We are fools for Christ, but you are wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! You are distinguished, but we are dishonored!

Fools, Description Of

56;3;3

For we too were once foolish, disobedient, deceived, captives of various passions and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, detesting one another.

Fools, In Teaching Of Jesus Christ

40;23;16-17

"Woe to you, blind guides, who say, 'Whoever takes an oath by the sanctuary, it means nothing. But whoever takes an oath by the gold of the sanctuary is bound by his oath.'

God's Attitude To Fools

42;12;20

"But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your life is demanded of you. And the things you have prepared-whose will they be?'

The Work Of Fools

21;10;15

The struggles of fools weary them, for they don't know how to go to the city.

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