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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

Speak not in the ears of a fool: 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 9:17

The words of wise men 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 counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.

Ecclesiastes 10:12

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

1 Corinthians 3:18

Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.

Ecclesiastes 5:1

Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil.

Proverbs 26:5

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

Ecclesiastes 10:6

Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in low place.

Job 12:17

He leadeth counsellers away spoiled, and maketh the judges fools.

Psalm 92:6

A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this.

Psalm 94:8

Understand, ye brutish 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 for a man to hear the song of fools.

Proverbs 17:16

Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?

Proverbs 17:12

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

Isaiah 35:8

And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.

Proverbs 26:1

As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for 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 proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs 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 of them which came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses unto the people.

Luke 1:2

Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and 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 both rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors.

Fools » Characteristics of » Self-confidence

Fools » Are » A grief to parents

Fools » Cling to their folly

Proverbs 27:22

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

Fools » Destroy themselves by their speech

Fools » Worship idols

Jeremiah 10:8

But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities.

Romans 1:22-23

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

Fools » Characteristics of » Dishonesty

Matthew 7:26

And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which 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 seemly for a fool.

Proverbs 26:8

As he that bindeth a stone in a sling, 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 upon Mahalath, Maschil, A Psalm of David.} The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.

Fools » Are » Full of words

Ecclesiastes 10:14

A fool also is full of words: a 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's eyes are in his head; but the fool walketh in darkness: and I myself perceived also 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 be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider 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 wise, and five were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: But the wise 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 cometh; go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. But the wise answered, saying, Not so; 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 they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other virgins, 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

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 none understanding: 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 counsel of the old men, which they had given him, and consulted with the young men that were grown up with him, and which stood before him:

Fools » Hear the gospel and obey it not

Matthew 7:26

And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:

Fools » Exhorted to seek wisdom

Proverbs 8:5

O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.

Fools » Blaspheme God

Psalm 74:18

Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached, O LORD, and that the foolish people have blasphemed thy name.

Fools » Reproach God

Fools » Characteristics of » Atheism

Psalm 53:1

{To the chief Musician upon Mahalath, Maschil, A Psalm of David.} The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, 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

Names » Of the wicked » Fools

Psalm 53:1

{To the chief Musician upon Mahalath, Maschil, A Psalm of David.} The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, 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

A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame.

Counted As Fools

10;3;33

And the king lamented over Abner, and said, Died Abner 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 are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

Fools Becoming Wise

20;13;20

He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

Fools, Characteristics Of

46;4;10

We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised.

Fools, Description Of

56;3;3

For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.

Fools, In Teaching Of Jesus Christ

40;23;16-17

Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which 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 unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?

The Work Of Fools

21;10;15

The labour of the foolish wearieth every one of them, because he knoweth not how to go to the city.