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57 Bible Verses about Fools

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2 Corinthians 11:19

For [because you] are wise, you put up with foolish people gladly!

Proverbs 23:9

In the ears of a fool do not speak, for he will despise the wisdom of your words.

Proverbs 26:4

Do not answer a fool according to his folly lest you become like him--even you.

Ecclesiastes 10:2

The heart of the wise [inclines] to his right, but the heart of the fool [inclines] to his left.

Ecclesiastes 9:17

The words of the wise are heard in peace [more] than the shouting of a ruler [is heard] among the fools.

Proverbs 17:28

Even a fool who keeps silent {shall be considered wise}; he who closes his lips [is] intelligent.

Ecclesiastes 10:12

The wise man [wins] favor by the words of his mouth, but the fool is devoured by his own lips.

1 Corinthians 3:18

Let no one deceive himself. If anyone thinks [himself] to be wise among you in this age, let him become a fool, in order that he may become wise.

Ecclesiastes 5:1

Guard your steps when you go to the house of God; draw near to listen [rather] than to offer a sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they are doing evil.

Proverbs 26:5

Answer a fool according to his folly, or else he will be wise in his own eyes.

Ecclesiastes 10:6

The fool is set in many high places, but the rich sit in lowly places.

Job 12:17

He leads counselors away stripped, and he makes fools of judges.

Psalm 92:6

[The] brutish man does not know, and [the] fool cannot understand this.

Psalm 94:8

You pay attention, O brutes among the people. And [you] fools, when you will show insight?

Ecclesiastes 7:5

Better to listen to [the] rebuke of [the] wise than for a man to listen to [the] song of fools.

Proverbs 17:16

Why [is] this? A price in the hand of a fool, [in order] to buy wisdom where there is no {sense}.

Proverbs 17:12

[May] a man meet a she-bear robbed of offspring and not 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 travel through it, but it [is] for them, he who walks [on the] way; and fools shall not wander about.

Proverbs 26:1

Like snow in the summer and like rain at the harvest, so honor is not fitting for a fool.

Proverbs 17:24

He who understands sets [his] face [toward] wisdom, but the eyes of a fool, to the end of the earth.

From Thematic Bible


Fools » Characteristics of » Reveal their folly

2 Timothy 3:9

But they will not progress to a greater extent, for their folly will be quite evident to everyone, as also the [folly] of those [two] was.

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

just as those who were eyewitnesses and servants of the word from the beginning passed on to us,

Fools » Characteristics of » Hypocrisy

Luke 11:39-40

But the Lord said to him, "Now you Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and of the dish, but your inside is full of greediness and wickedness. Fools! Did not the one who made the outside make the inside also?

Fools » Punishment of

Proverbs 26:10

[Like] an archer who wounds everyone, so [is] he who hires a fool or he who hires passersby.

Fools » Characteristics of » Self-confidence

Fools » Are » A grief to parents

Fools » Cling to their folly

Proverbs 27:22

If you crush a fool in the mortar with the pestle {along with} the crushed grain, it will not drive folly from upon him.

Fools » Destroy themselves by their speech

Proverbs 10:14

Those who are wise lay up knowledge, but [to] the mouth of the fool, ruin draws near.

Fools » Worship idols

Jeremiah 10:8

{At the same time} they are stupid and foolish, [in the] instruction of idols, it [is] wood.

Romans 1:22-23

Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God with the likeness of an image of mortal human beings and birds and quadrupeds and reptiles.

Fools » Characteristics of » Dishonesty

Matthew 7:26

And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do 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 the summer and like rain at the harvest, so honor is not fitting 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 {talks too much}, for no one knows what will be. Who can tell anyone what will happen {in the future}?

Fools » Walk in darkness

Ecclesiastes 2:14

{The wise man can see where he is walking}, but the fool walks in darkness. Yet I also realized that both of them suffer the same fate.

Fools » Are » Angry

Fools » Are » Slothful

Ecclesiastes 4:5

{The fool refuses to work with his hands, so he has nothing to eat except his own skin}!

Fools » Worship of, hateful to God

Ecclesiastes 5:1

Guard your steps when you go to the house of God; draw near to listen [rather] than to offer a sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they are doing evil.

Fools » God has no pleasure in

Ecclesiastes 5:4

When you make a vow to God, do not delay in fulfilling it, for {he takes no pleasure} in fools. Fulfill what you vow!

Fools » Are » Mere professors of religion

Matthew 25:2-12

Now five of them were foolish and five [were] wise. For [when] the foolish ones took their lamps, they did not take olive oil with them. But the wise ones took olive oil in flasks with their lamps. read more.
And [when] the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and fell asleep. But in the middle of the night there was a shout, 'Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!' Then all those virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish ones said to the wise ones, 'Give us [some] of your olive oil, because our lamps are going out!' But the wise ones answered saying, "Certainly there will never be enough for us and for you! Go instead to those who sell [olive oil] and buy [some] for yourselves.' But [while] they had gone away to buy [it] the bridegroom arrived, and those who were ready went inside with him to the wedding celebration, and the door was shut. And later the other virgins came also, saying, 'Lord, lord, open [the door] for us!' But he answered [and] said, 'Truly I say to 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

Fools » Characteristics of » Meddlesomeness

Fools » Characteristics of » Contentiousness

Fools » Exemplified » Israel

Jeremiah 4:22

"For my people [are] foolish, they have not known me. They [are] foolish children, and they do not have insight. They [are] skillful at doing evil, and they do not know [how] to do 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

Fools » Hate knowledge

Fools » Come to shame

Fools » Exemplified » Rehoboam

1 Kings 12:8

But he rejected the advice of the old men, which they gave him, and he consulted with the youngsters who had grown up with him, who were {serving} before him.

Fools » Hear the gospel and obey it not

Matthew 7:26

And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.

Fools » Exhorted to seek wisdom

Proverbs 8:5

Learn prudence, O simple ones; fools, learn {intelligence}.

Fools » Blaspheme God

Psalm 74:18

O Yahweh, remember this: [the] enemy taunts, and foolish people treat your name with contempt.

Fools » Reproach God

Psalm 74:22

Rise up, O God, plead your cause; remember the reproaching of you by [the] foolish {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

Counted As Fools

2 Samuel 3:33

The king sang a lament for Abner and said, "Should Abner have died the death of a fool?

Fools, In Teaching Of Jesus Christ

Matthew 23:16-17

"Woe to you, blind guides, who say, 'Whoever swears by the temple, it is nothing! But whoever swears by the gold of the temple is bound [by his oath].'