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57 Bible Verses about Fools

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2 Corinthians 11:19

You are wise, so you will gladly be tolerant of fools.

Proverbs 23:9

Don't speak when a fool is listening, because he'll despise your wise words.

Proverbs 12:23

A prudent man keeps what he knows to himself, but the hearts of fools shout forth their foolishness.

Proverbs 26:4

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

Ecclesiastes 10:2

A wise man's heart tends toward his right, but a fool's heart tends toward his left.

Ecclesiastes 9:17

The softly spoken words of the wise are to be heard rather than the shouts of a ruler of fools.

Proverbs 17:28

Even a fool is thought to be wise when he remains silent; he is thought to be prudent when he keeps his mouth shut.

Ecclesiastes 10:12

The words spoken by the wise are gracious, but the lips of a fool will devour him.

1 Corinthians 3:18

Let no one deceive himself. If any of you thinks he is wise in the ways of this world, he must become a fool to become really wise.

Ecclesiastes 5:1

Watch your step whenever you visit God's house, and come more ready to listen than to offer a fool's sacrifice, since fools never think they're doing evil.

Proverbs 26:5

Answer a fool according to his foolishness, or he will think himself to be wise.

Ecclesiastes 10:6

Foolishness is given great honor, while the prosperous sit in lowly places.

Job 12:17

He leads counselors away naked; he turns judges into fools.

Psalm 94:8

Pay attention, you dull ones among the crowds! You fools! Will you ever become wise?

Ecclesiastes 7:5

It is better to listen to a wise person's rebuke than to listen to the praise of fools.

Proverbs 17:16

What is this? A fool has enough money to buy wisdom, but is senseless?

Proverbs 17:12

It's better to meet a mother bear who has lost her cubs than a fool in his stupidity.

Ecclesiastes 7:9

Never be in a hurry to become internally angry, since anger settles down in the lap of fools.

Isaiah 35:8

"A highway will be there yes, there and people will call it "The Holy Way'. As for unclean people, they will not journey on it, but it will be for whomever is traveling on that Way not even fools will get lost.

Proverbs 26:1

Like snowfall in summer or rain at harvest time, so honor is inappropriate for a fool.

Proverbs 17:24

A person with understanding has wisdom as his objective, but a fool looks only to earthly goals.

From Thematic Bible


Fools » Characteristics of » Reveal their folly

2 Timothy 3:9

But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those two men, their stupidity will be plain to everyone.

Proverbs 12:23

A prudent man keeps what he knows to himself, but the hearts of fools shout forth their foolishness.

More verses: Ecclesiastes 10:3

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

Acts 13:31

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

Luke 1:2

just as they were passed down to us by those who had been eyewitnesses and servants of the word from the beginning,

Fools » Characteristics of » Hypocrisy

Luke 11:39-40

But the Lord told him, "Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and the dish, but on the inside you are full of greed and evil. You fools! The one who made the outside made the inside, too, didn't he?

Fools » Punishment of

Proverbs 26:10

An archer who shoots at anyone is like someone who hires a fool or anyone who passes by.

Fools » Characteristics of » Self-confidence

Ecclesiastes 7:9

Never be in a hurry to become internally angry, since anger settles down in the lap of fools.

Fools » Are » A grief to parents

Fools » Cling to their folly

Proverbs 27:22

Though you crush a fool in a mortar and pestle as someone might crush grain, his stupidity still won't leave him.

Fools » Destroy themselves by their speech

Proverbs 10:14

Those who are wise store up knowledge, but when the fool speaks, destruction is near.

Fools » Worship idols

Jeremiah 10:8

Everyone is stupid and senseless. They follow worthless instruction from a piece of wood!

Romans 1:22-23

Though claiming to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images that looked like mortal human beings, birds, four-footed animals, and reptiles.

Fools » Characteristics of » Dishonesty

Matthew 7:26

"Everyone who keeps on hearing these messages of mine and never puts them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.

Fools » Honor is unbecoming for

Proverbs 26:1

Like snowfall in summer or rain at harvest time, so honor is inappropriate for a fool.

Fools » Are » Self-sufficient

Fools » Despise instruction

Fools » Avoid them

Fools » Deny God

Fools » Are » Full of words

Ecclesiastes 10:14

The fool overflows with words, and no one can predict what will happen. As to what will happen after him, who can explain it?

Fools » Walk in darkness

Ecclesiastes 2:14

The wise use their eyes, but the fool walks in darkness. I also perceived that the same outcome affects them all.

Fools » Are » Angry

Ecclesiastes 7:9

Never be in a hurry to become internally angry, since anger settles down in the lap of fools.

Fools » Are » Slothful

Ecclesiastes 4:5

The fool crosses his arms and starves himself.

Fools » Worship of, hateful to God

Ecclesiastes 5:1

Watch your step whenever you visit God's house, and come more ready to listen than to offer a fool's sacrifice, since fools never think they're doing evil.

Fools » God has no pleasure in

Ecclesiastes 5:4

When you make a promise to God, don't fail to keep it, since he isn't pleased with fools. Keep what you promise

Fools » Are » Mere professors of religion

Matthew 25:2-12

Now five of them were foolish, and five were wise, because when the foolish ones took their lamps, they didn't take any oil with them. But the wise ones took flasks of oil with their lamps. read more.
Since the groom was late, all of them became sleepy and lay down. But at midnight there came a shout: "The groom is here! Come out to meet him!' Then all the bridesmaids woke up and got their lamps ready. "But the foolish ones told the wise, "Give us some of your oil, because our lamps are going out!' "But the wise ones replied, "No! There will never be enough for us and for you. You'd better go to the dealers and buy some for yourselves.' "While they were away buying it, the groom arrived. Those who were ready went with him into the wedding banquet, and the door was closed. Later, the other bridesmaids arrived and said, "Lord, lord, open up for us!' "But he replied, "I tell all of you with certainty, I don't 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

Fools » Characteristics of » Meddlesomeness

Fools » Characteristics of » Contentiousness

Fools » Exemplified » Israel

Jeremiah 4:22

"For my people are foolish, they don't know me. They're stupid children, they have no understanding. They're skilled at doing evil, but how to do good, they don't know."

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 Rehoboam ignored the counsel that his elder advisors had given him. Instead, he consulted the younger men who had grown up with him and who worked for him.

Fools » Hear the gospel and obey it not

Matthew 7:26

"Everyone who keeps on hearing these messages of mine and never puts them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.

Fools » Exhorted to seek wisdom

Proverbs 8:5

Understand prudence, you naive people; and gain an understanding heart, you foolish ones.

Fools » Blaspheme God

Psalm 74:18

Remember this: The enemy scorns the LORD and a foolish people despises your name.

Fools » Reproach God

Psalm 74:22

Get up, God, and prosecute your case remember that you're being scorned by fools 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

The anger of a fool becomes readily apparent, but the prudent person overlooks an insult.

Counted As Fools

10;3;33

The king composed this mourning song for Abner: "Should Abner's death be like a fool's?

Fools Attitude To God

19;14;1

Fools say to themselves, "There is no God." They are corrupt and commit evil deeds; not one of them practices what is good.

Fools Becoming Wise

20;13;20

Whoever keeps company with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools suffers harm.

Fools, Characteristics Of

46;4;10

We are fools for the Messiah's sake, but you are wise in the Messiah. We are weak, but you are strong. You are honored, but we are dishonored.

Fools, Description Of

56;3;3

After all, we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, and misled. We were slaves to many kinds of lusts and pleasures, spending our days in malice and jealousy. We were despised, and we hated one another.

Fools, In Teaching Of Jesus Christ

40;23;16-17

"How terrible it will be for you, blind guides! You say, "Whoever swears an oath by the sanctuary is excused, but whoever swears an oath by the gold of the sanctuary must keep his oath.'

God's Attitude To Fools

42;12;20

But God told him, "You fool! This very night your life will be demanded back from you. Now who will get the things you've accumulated?'

The Work Of Fools

21;10;15

The work of a fool so wears him out that he can't even find his way to town.

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