'Fool' in the Bible
He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;
The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.
He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.
The wise store up knowledge, but the mouth of the fool hastens destruction.
He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.
It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.
He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.
The anger of a fool becomes readily apparent, but the prudent person overlooks an insult.
A clever person conceals knowledge, but the heart of a fool announces folly.
Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.
Fulfilled longing is sweet to the soul, but avoiding evil is detestable to the fool.
He who walks [as a companion] with wise men is wise, but he who associates with [self-confident] fools is [a fool himself and] shall smart for it.
The proud speech of a fool [brings] a rod [of discipline], but the lips of the wise protect them.
Leave the presence of a fool, Or you will not discern words of knowledge.
A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.
The tongue of the wise treats knowledge correctly, but the mouth of the fool spouts out folly.
A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.
The mind of him who has understanding seeks knowledge and inquires after and craves it, but the mouth of the [self-confident] fool feeds on folly.
Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.
A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.
Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.
Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?
He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy.
Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.
A grief to his father [is] the child of a fool, and bitterness to her who bore him.
Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.
The lips of a fool enter into strife, And his mouth for stripes calleth.
The mouth of a fool is ruin to him, And his lips are the snare of his soul.
Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.
Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.
It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.
When a mocker is punished, the fool gains wisdom; but when the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge.
Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.
Wisdom is too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate.
As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool.
Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.
Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.
He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and drinketh damage.
A proverb in the mouth of a fool is like lame legs that hang limp.
As he that bindeth a stone in a sling, so is he that giveth honour to a fool.
A proverb in the mouth of a fool is like a stick with thorns, brandished by the hand of a drunkard.
The great God that formed all things both rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors.
As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.
Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
A stone is heavy and sand, a burden, but aggravation from a fool outweighs them both.
Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.
He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.
If a wise man goes to court with a fool, there will be ranting and raving but no resolution.
A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.
Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
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