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57 Bible Verses about Fools

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2 Corinthians 11:19

For you bear with the foolish gladly, being wise.

Proverbs 23:9

Don't speak in the ears of a fool, for he will despise the wisdom of your words.

Proverbs 26:4

Don't answer a fool according to his folly, lest you also be like him.

Ecclesiastes 9:17

The words of the wise heard in quiet are better than the cry of him who rules among fools.

Proverbs 17:28

Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is counted wise. When he shuts his lips, he is thought to be discerning.

Ecclesiastes 10:12

The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but a fool is swallowed by his own lips.

1 Corinthians 3:18

Let no one deceive himself. If anyone thinks that he is wise among you in this world, let him become a fool, that he may become wise.

Ecclesiastes 5:1

Guard your steps when you go to God's house; for to draw near to listen is better than to give the sacrifice of fools, for they don't know that they do evil.

Proverbs 26:5

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

Ecclesiastes 10:6

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

Job 12:17

He leads counselors away stripped. He makes judges fools.

Psalm 92:6

A senseless man doesn't know, neither does a fool understand this:

Proverbs 10:23

It is a fool's pleasure to do wickedness, but wisdom is a man of understanding's pleasure.

Psalm 94:8

Consider, you senseless among the people; you fools, when will you 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

Why is there money in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, since he has no understanding?

Proverbs 17:12

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

Isaiah 35:8

A highway will be there, a road, and it will be called The Holy Way. The unclean shall not pass over it, but it will be for those who walk in the Way. Wicked fools will not go there.

Proverbs 26:1

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

Proverbs 17:24

Wisdom is before the face of one who has understanding, but the eyes of a fool wander to the ends of the earth.

From Thematic Bible


Fools » Characteristics of » Reveal their folly

2 Timothy 3:9

But they will proceed no further. For their folly will be evident to all men, as theirs also came to be.

More verses: Ecclesiastes 10:3

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

Acts 13:31

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

Luke 1:2

even as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word delivered them to us,

Fools » Characteristics of » Hypocrisy

Luke 11:39-40

The Lord said to him, "Now you Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and of the platter, but your inward part is full of extortion and wickedness. You foolish ones, didn't he who made the outside make the inside also?

Fools » Punishment of

Proverbs 26:10

As an archer who wounds all, so is he who hires a fool or he who hires those who pass by.

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, yet his foolishness will not be removed from him.

Fools » Destroy themselves by their speech

Fools » Worship idols

Jeremiah 10:8

But they are together brutish and foolish: the instruction of idols! it is but a stock.

Romans 1:22-23

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and traded the glory of the incorruptible God for the likeness of an image of corruptible man, and of birds, and four-footed animals, and creeping things.

Fools » Characteristics of » Dishonesty

Matthew 7:26

Everyone who hears these words of mine, and doesn't 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 summer, and as rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a fool.

Proverbs 26:8

As one who binds a stone in a sling, so is he who gives honor to a fool.

Fools » Are » Self-sufficient

Fools » Despise instruction

Fools » Avoid them

Fools » Deny God

Fools » Are » Full of words

Ecclesiastes 10:14

A fool also multiplies words. Man doesn't know what will be; and that which will be after him, who can tell him?

Fools » Walk in darkness

Ecclesiastes 2:14

The wise man's eyes are in his head, and the fool walks in darkness -- and yet I perceived that one event happens to them all.

Fools » Are » Angry

Fools » Are » Slothful

Ecclesiastes 4:5

The fool folds his hands together and ruins himself.

Fools » Worship of, hateful to God

Ecclesiastes 5:1

Guard your steps when you go to God's house; for to draw near to listen is better than to give the sacrifice of fools, for they don't know that they do evil.

Fools » God has no pleasure in

Ecclesiastes 5:4

When you vow a vow to God, don't defer to pay it; for he has no pleasure in fools. Pay that which you vow.

Fools » Are » Mere professors of religion

Matthew 25:2-12

Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. Those who were foolish, when they took their lamps, took no oil with them, but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. read more.
Now while the bridegroom delayed, they all slumbered and slept. But at midnight there was a cry, 'Behold! The bridegroom is coming! Come out to meet him!' Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. The foolish said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.' But the wise answered, saying, 'What if there isn't enough for us and you? You go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.' While they went away to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut. Afterward the other virgins also came, saying, 'Lord, Lord, open to us.' But he answered, 'Most certainly I tell you, I don't know you.'

Fools » Characteristics of » Slander

Fools » Are » Self-confident

Fools » Are » Slanderers

Fools » Are » Liars

Fools » Sport themselves in mischief

Proverbs 10:23

It is a fool's pleasure to do wickedness, but wisdom is a man of understanding's pleasure.

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 atonement for sins, but among the upright there is good will.

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 are foolish children, and they have no understanding. They are skillful in doing 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

Proverbs 14:9

Fools mock at making atonement for sins, but among the upright there is good will.

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 took counsel with the young men who had grown up with him, who stood before him.

Fools » Hear the gospel and obey it not

Matthew 7:26

Everyone who hears these words of mine, and doesn't do them will be like a foolish man, who built his house on the sand.

Fools » Exhorted to seek wisdom

Proverbs 8:5

You simple, understand prudence. You fools, be of an understanding heart.

Fools » Blaspheme God

Psalm 74:18

Remember this, that the enemy has mocked you, Yahweh. Foolish people have blasphemed your 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

Names » Of the wicked » Fools

Titles and names of the wicked » Fools

Topics on Fools

Anger, Characteristic Of Fools

20;12;16

A fool shows his annoyance the same day, but one who overlooks an insult is prudent.

Counted As Fools

10;3;33

The king lamented for Abner, and said, "Should Abner die as a fool dies?

Fools Attitude To God

19;14;1

The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt. They have done abominable works. There is none who does good.

Fools Becoming Wise

20;13;20

One who walks with wise men grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.

Fools, Characteristics Of

46;4;10

We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You have honor, but we have dishonor.

Fools, Description Of

56;3;3

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

Fools, In Teaching Of Jesus Christ

40;23;16-17

"Woe to you, you blind guides, who say, 'Whoever swears by the temple, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the temple, he is obligated.'

God's Attitude To Fools

42;12;20

"But God said to him, 'You foolish one, tonight your soul is required of you. The things which you have prepared -- whose will they be?'

The Work Of Fools

21;10;15

The labor of fools wearies every one of them; for he doesn't know how to go to the city.