78 occurrences in 13 translations

'Folly' in the Bible

And the sons of Jacob came out of the field when they heard it: and the men were grieved, and they were very wroth, because he had wrought folly in Israel in lying with Jacob's daughter; which thing ought not to be done.

Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die: because she hath wrought folly in Israel, to play the whore in her father's house: so shalt thou put evil away from among you.

And it shall be, that he that is taken with the accursed thing shall be burnt with fire, he and all that he hath: because he hath transgressed the covenant of the LORD, and because he hath wrought folly in Israel.

And the man, the master of the house, went out unto them, and said unto them, Nay, my brethren, nay, I pray you, do not so wickedly; seeing that this man is come into mine house, do not this folly.

"Here is my virgin daughter and his concubine. Please let me bring them out that you may ravish them and do to them whatever you wish. But do not commit such an act of folly against this man."

And I took my concubine, and cut her in pieces, and sent her throughout all the country of the inheritance of Israel: for they have committed lewdness and folly in Israel.

And we will take ten men of an hundred throughout all the tribes of Israel, and an hundred of a thousand, and a thousand out of ten thousand, to fetch victual for the people, that they may do, when they come to Gibeah of Benjamin, according to all the folly that they have wrought in Israel.

Let not my lord, I pray thee, regard this man of Belial, even Nabal: for as his name is, so is he; Nabal is his name, and folly is with him: but I thine handmaid saw not the young men of my lord, whom thou didst send.

And she answered him, Nay, my brother, do not force me; for no such thing ought to be done in Israel: do not thou this folly.

And it was told David, saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom. Then David said, O LORD, I pray thee, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into folly.

He takes the wise in their own prudence, and the counsel of his adversaries is turned to folly.

Men groan from out of the city, and the soul of the wounded crieth out: yet God layeth not folly to them.

Sons of folly -- even sons without name, They have been smitten from the land.

Therefore take unto you now seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you: for him will I accept: lest I deal with you after your folly, in that ye have not spoken of me the thing which is right, like my servant Job.

This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah.

I will hear what God the LORD will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly.

The woman Folly is rowdy;she is gullible and knows nothing.

The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly.

Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly.

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.

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

If thou dost beat the foolish in a mortar, Among washed things -- with a pestle, His folly turneth not aside from off him.

And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit.

I said of partying, "It is folly," and of self-indulgent pleasure, "It accomplishes nothing!"

I sought in mine heart to give myself unto wine, yet acquainting mine heart with wisdom; and to lay hold on folly, till I might see what was that good for the sons of men, which they should do under the heaven all the days of their life.

And I turned myself to behold wisdom, and madness, and folly: for what can the man do that cometh after the king? even that which hath been already done.

Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness.

For like the crackling of quick-burning thorns under a cooking pot, so is the laughter of the fool. This kind of folly also is useless.

I applied mine heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness and madness:

This is the unfortunate fact about everything that happens on earth: the same fate awaits everyone. In addition to this, the hearts of all people are full of evil, and there is folly in their hearts during their lives -- then they die.

Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour: so doth a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom and honour.

The beginning of the words of his mouth is folly,but the end of his speaking is evil madness.

For you will be ashamed [of the folly and degradation] of the oak or terebinth trees in which you found [idolatrous] pleasure, and you will blush with shame for the [idolatrous worship which you practice in the passion-inflaming] gardens which you have chosen.

Therefore the Lord shall have no joy in their young men, neither shall have mercy on their fatherless and widows: for every one is an hypocrite and an evildoer, and every mouth speaketh folly. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

For a fool speaketh folly, And his heart doth iniquity, to do profanity, And to speak concerning Jehovah error, To empty the soul of the hungry, Yea, drink of the thirsty he causeth to lack.

[You worshipers of idols, you are without excuse.] Do you not know? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? [These things ought to convince you of God's omnipotence and of the folly of bowing to idols.] Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth?

And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria; they prophesied in Baal, and caused my people Israel to err.

Because that they have done folly in Israel, and commit adultery with the wives of their neighbours, and speak a word in My name falsely that I have not commanded them, and I am He who knoweth and a witness -- an affirmation of Jehovah.

Thy prophets have seen vanity and folly for thee; and they have not revealed thine iniquity, to turn away thy captivity; but have seen for thee burdens of falsehood and causes of expulsion.

And now I will uncover her folly in the sight of her lovers, and no one shall deliver her out of my hand.

When Judas, His betrayer, saw that [Jesus] was condemned, [Judas was afflicted in mind and troubled for his former folly; and] with remorse [with little more than a selfish dread of the consequences] he brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders,

thefts, covetousness, wickednesses, deceit, licentiousness, a wicked eye, injurious language, haughtiness, folly;

Where is the wise man (the philosopher)? Where is the scribe (the scholar)? Where is the investigator (the logician, the debater) of this present time and age? Has not God shown up the nonsense and the folly of this world's wisdom?

What I speak I do not speak according to the Lord, but as in folly, in this confidence of boasting.

I speak as to dishonour, as though we had been weak; but wherein any one is daring, (I speak in folly,) I also am daring.

So this I say and solemnly testify in [the name of] the Lord [as in His presence], that you must no longer live as the heathen (the Gentiles) do in their perverseness [in the folly, vanity, and emptiness of their souls and the futility] of their minds.

For he who deals wrongfully will [reap the fruit of his folly and] be punished for his wrongdoing. And [with God] there is no partiality [no matter what a person's position may be, whether he is the slave or the master].

but had reproof of his own wickedness the dumb ass speaking with man's voice forbad the folly of the prophet.

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Root Form
Definition
Usage
רדף 
Radaph 
Usage: 143

διώκω 
Dioko 
Usage: 28

ἐπακολουθέω 
Epakoloutheo 
Usage: 4

κατακολουθέω 
Katakoloutheo 
Usage: 2

אוּלת 
'ivveleth 
Usage: 25

אחר 
'achar 
Usage: 488

אחר 
'acher 
Usage: 166

אחרן אחרין 
'acharown 
Usage: 50

אסון 
'acown 
Usage: 5

גּדרה 
G@derah 
Usage: 9

גּליל 
Galiyl 
Usage: 4

דּבק 
Dabaq 
Usage: 54

דּבּר דּבר 
Dober 
Usage: 3

חבק 
Chabaq 
Usage: 13

חבּק 
Chibbuq 
Usage: 2

ילך 
Yalak 
go , walk , come , depart , ...away , follow , get , lead , brought , carry , bring ,
Usage: 0

כּסל 
Kecel 
Usage: 13

כּסלה 
Kiclah 
Usage: 2

לאום לאם 
L@om 
Usage: 35

מכלה מכלאה 
Mikla'ah 
Usage: 3

נבלה 
N@balah 
Usage: 13

נוה נוה 
Naveh 
Usage: 35

סבך 
Cabak 
Usage: 2

סכל 
Cekel 
Usage: 1

שׂכלוּת סכלוּת 
Cikluwth 
Usage: 7

עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

רגל 
Regel 
Usage: 247

תּפלה 
Tiphlah 
Usage: 3

ἀκολουθέω 
Akoloutheo 
Usage: 67

ἄνοια 
Anoia 
Usage: 2

ἄῤῥωστος 
Arrhostos 
sick , sick folk , be sick , sickly
Usage: 4

αὐλή 
Aule 
Usage: 9

ἀφροσύνη 
Aphrosune 
Usage: 3

δεῦτε 
Deute 
come , follow 9
Usage: 3

ἑλίσσω 
helisso 
fold them up
Usage: 1

ἐξακολουθέω 
Exakoloutheo 
Usage: 3

ἑξῆς 
hexes 
Usage: 5

ἐπαύριον 
Epaurion 
Usage: 17

ἐπιοῦσα 
Epiousa 
Usage: 5

καταδιώκω 
Katadioko 
Usage: 1

μιμέομαι 
Mimeomai 
Usage: 4

μιμητής 
Mimetes 
Usage: 7

ὄπίσω 
Opiso 
Usage: 20

παρακολουθέω 
Parakoloutheo 
Usage: 3

ποίμνη 
Poimne 
Usage: 3

συμμιμητής 
Summimetes 
Usage: 1

συνακολουθέω 
sunakoloutheo 
Usage: 2

τριάκοντα 
Triakonta 
Usage: 7

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