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Theasaurus: Fools

57 Bible Verses about Fools

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2 Corinthians 11:19

For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves are wise.

Proverbs 23:9

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

Proverbs 26:4

Never answer a fool according to his folly lest thou also be like unto him.

Ecclesiastes 9:17

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

Proverbs 17:28

Even a fool, when he is silent is counted wise, and he that shuts his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.

Ecclesiastes 10:12

The words from the mouth of the wise man are grace, but the lips of the fool will swallow up himself.

1 Corinthians 3:18

Let no one deceive himself. If any one among you seems to be wise in this age, let them become a fool that they may be wise.

Ecclesiastes 5:1

Watch thy feet when thou goest to the house of God and draw near with more willingness to hear than to give the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know how to do what God wants.

Proverbs 26:5

Answer the fool showing him his folly lest he be wise in his own conceit.

Ecclesiastes 10:6

Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich are seated in a low place.

Job 12:17

He causes the counsellors to walk away stripped of counsel and makes the judges to be fools.

Psalm 92:6

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

Proverbs 10:23

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

Psalm 94:8

Understand, ye carnal ones among the people, and, ye fools, when will ye be wise?

Ecclesiastes 7:5

It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise than to hear the song of fools.

Proverbs 17:16

Of what good is the price to buy wisdom in the hand of the fool, seeing he has no heart to understand?

Proverbs 17:12

It is better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs 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 over it; and for those in it there shall be someone to go with them, in such a manner that the foolish shall not err therein.

Proverbs 26:1

As snow in summer and as rain in harvest, so honour is not suited for a fool.

Proverbs 17:24

Wisdom appears upon the countenance of him that has understanding, but the eyes of a fool manifest his folly unto the ends of the earth.

From Thematic Bible


Fools » Characteristics of » Reveal their folly

2 Timothy 3:9

But they shall not prevail, for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as that of those also was.

More verses: Ecclesiastes 10:3

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

Acts 13:31

and he was seen many days by those who came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who until now are his witnesses unto the people.

Luke 1:2

even as those who were eyewitnesses from the beginning taught us and thus were ministers of the word,

Fools » Characteristics of » Hypocrisy

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?

Fools » Punishment of

Proverbs 26:10

The great God that formed all things rewards both the fool and transgressors.

Fools » Characteristics of » Self-confidence

Fools » Are » A grief to parents

Fools » Cling to their folly

Proverbs 27:22

Though thou should bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet his foolishness will not depart from him.

Fools » Destroy themselves by their speech

Fools » Worship idols

Jeremiah 10:8

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

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.

Fools » Characteristics of » Dishonesty

Matthew 7:26

And every one that hears these words of mine and does not do them shall be likened unto 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 is not suited for a fool.

Proverbs 26:8

As he that binds the stone in the sling, so is he that gives honour to 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 multiplies words and says, Man cannot tell what shall be, and what shall be after him, who can tell him?

Fools » Walk in darkness

Ecclesiastes 2:14

The wise man has his eyes in his head, but the fool walks in darkness: And I myself also understood that one event happens to the one and to the other.

Fools » Are » Angry

Fools » Are » Slothful

Ecclesiastes 4:5

The fool folds his hands together and eats his own flesh.

Fools » Worship of, hateful to God

Ecclesiastes 5:1

Watch thy feet when thou goest to the house of God and draw near with more willingness to hear than to give the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know how to do what God wants.

Fools » God has no pleasure in

Ecclesiastes 5:4

When thou dost vow a vow unto God, do not defer to pay it; for he has 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 were foolish. Those that were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them; but the prudent took oil in their vessels with their lamps. read more.
While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom comes; go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the prudent, Give us of your oil, for our lamps are going out. But the prudent answered, saying, Lest there be not enough for us and you, but go ye rather to them that sell and buy for yourselves. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and those that were ready went in with him to the marriage, and the door was shut. Afterward the other virgins also came, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.

Fools » Characteristics of » Slander

Fools » Are » Self-confident

Fools » Are » Slanderers

Fools » Are » Liars

Fools » Sport themselves in mischief

Proverbs 10:23

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

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

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

Fools » Hear the gospel and obey it not

Matthew 7:26

And every one that hears these words of mine and does not do them shall be likened unto 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 fools, be ye of an understanding heart.

Fools » Blaspheme God

Psalm 74:18

Remember this, that the enemy has spoken against the LORD and that the foolish people have blasphemed thy name.

Fools » Reproach God

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

Psalm 5:5

The foolish (those who are governed by carnal thoughts or desires) shall not stand in thy sight; thou dost hate all workers of iniquity.

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Titles and names of the wicked » Fools

Topics on Fools

Counted As Fools

2 Samuel 3:33

And the king lamented over Abner and said, Abner died the death of a fool!

Fools, In Teaching Of Jesus Christ

Matthew 23:16-17

Woe unto you, ye 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!

The Work Of Fools

Ecclesiastes 10:15

The labour of the foolish wearies all of them because they do not know how to go to the city.