61 occurrences

'Fool' in the Bible

Then Saul said, "I have sinned. Return, my son David, for I will not harm you again because my life was precious in your sight this day. Behold, I have played the fool and have committed a serious error."

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

Suddenly he follows her As an ox goes to the slaughter, Or as one in fetters to the discipline of a fool,

He who winks the eye causes trouble, And a babbling fool will be ruined.

Doing wickedness is like sport to a fool, And so is wisdom to a man of understanding.

Excellent speech is not fitting for a fool, Much less are lying lips to a prince.

A rebuke goes deeper into one who has understanding Than a hundred blows into a fool.

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

Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, When he has no sense?

Wisdom is in the presence of the one who has understanding, But the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.

Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise; When he closes his lips, he is considered prudent.

Luxury is not fitting for a fool; Much less for a slave to rule over princes.

Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, For he will despise the wisdom of your words.

Wisdom is too exalted for a fool, He does not open his mouth in the gate.

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

Do not answer a fool according to his folly, Or you will also be like him.

Answer a fool as his folly deserves, That he not be wise in his own eyes.

He cuts off his own feet and drinks violence Who sends a message by the hand of a fool.

Like an archer who wounds everyone, So is he who hires a fool or who hires those who pass by.

Though you pound a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain, Yet his foolishness will not depart from him.

Under a slave when he becomes king, And a fool when he is satisfied with food,

The wise man's eyes are in his head, but the fool walks in darkness And yet I know that one fate befalls them both.

Then I said to myself, "As is the fate of the fool, it will also befall me Why then have I been extremely wise?" So I said to myself, "This too is vanity."

For there is no lasting remembrance of the wise man as with the fool, inasmuch as in the coming days all will be forgotten And how the wise man and the fool alike die!

And who knows whether he will be a wise man or a fool? Yet he will have control over all the fruit of my labor for which I have labored by acting wisely under the sun This too is vanity.

The fool folds his hands and consumes his own flesh.

For the dream comes through much effort and the voice of a fool through many words.

For what advantage does the wise man have over the fool? What advantage does the poor man have, knowing how to walk before the living?

For as the crackling of thorn bushes under a pot, So is the laughter of the fool; And this too is futility.

Do not be excessively wicked and do not be a fool. Why should you die before your time?

Even when the fool walks along the road, his sense is lacking and he demonstrates to everyone that he is a fool.

Words from the mouth of a wise man are gracious, while the lips of a fool consume him;

Yet the fool multiplies words No man knows what will happen, and who can tell him what will come after him?

The toil of a fool so wearies him that he does not even know how to go to a city.

No longer will the fool be called noble, Or the rogue be spoken of as generous.

For a fool speaks nonsense, And his heart inclines toward wickedness: To practice ungodliness and to speak error against the LORD, To keep the hungry person unsatisfied And to withhold drink from the thirsty.

The days of punishment have come, The days of retribution have come; Let Israel know this! The prophet is a fool, The inspired man is demented, Because of the grossness of your iniquity, And because your hostility is so great.

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Root Form
Definition
Usage
אויל 
'eviyl 
Usage: 26

אולי 
'eviliy 
Usage: 1

אוּלת 
'ivveleth 
Usage: 25

בּער 
Ba`ar 
Usage: 5

הלל 
Halal 
Usage: 165

יאל 
Ya'al 
Usage: 4

כּסיל 
K@ciyl 
Usage: 70

כּסילוּת 
K@ciyluwth 
Usage: 1

כּסל 
Kacal 
Usage: 1

נבל 
Nabel 
Usage: 25

נבל 
Nabal 
Usage: 18

סכל 
Cakal 
Usage: 8

סכל 
Cakal 
Usage: 7

שׂכלוּת סכלוּת 
Cikluwth 
Usage: 7

פּתאי פּתי פּתי 
P@thiy 
Usage: 19

תּפל 
Taphel 
Usage: 7

תּפלה 
Tiphlah 
Usage: 3

ἀνόητος 
Anoetos 
Usage: 5

ἄσοφος 
Asophos 
Usage: 1

ἀσύνετος 
Asunetos 
Usage: 3

ἀφροσύνη 
Aphrosune 
Usage: 3

ἄφρων 
Aphron 
Usage: 9

μωραίνω 
Moraino 
Usage: 2

μωρία 
Moria 
Usage: 5

μωρολογία 
Morologia 
Usage: 1

μωρός 
Moros 
Usage: 6

παραφρονέω 
Paraphroneo 
as a fool
Usage: 1



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