'Fool' in the Bible
Then Saul said, "I have sinned. Return, my son David; for I will no more do you harm, because my life was precious in your eyes this day. Behold, I have played the fool, and have erred exceedingly."
The king lamented for Abner, and said, "Should Abner die as a fool dies?
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.
For he sees that wise men die; likewise the fool and the senseless perish, and leave their wealth to others.
The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, and have done abominable iniquity. There is no one who does good.
A senseless man doesn't know, neither does a fool understand this:
He followed her immediately, as an ox goes to the slaughter, as a fool stepping into a noose.
The wise in heart accept commandments, but a chattering fool will fall.
One winking with the eye causes sorrow, but a chattering fool will fall.
He who hides hatred has lying lips. He who utters a slander is a fool.
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who is wise listens to counsel.
A fool shows his annoyance the same day, but one who overlooks an insult is prudent.
Every prudent man acts from knowledge, but a fool exposes folly.
A wise man fears, and shuns evil, but the fool is hotheaded and reckless.
A fool despises his father's correction, but he who heeds reproof shows prudence.
Arrogant speech isn't fitting for a fool, much less do lying lips fit a prince.
A rebuke enters deeper into one who has understanding than a hundred lashes into a fool.
Let a bear robbed of her cubs meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.
Why is there money in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, since he has no understanding?
He who becomes the father of a fool grieves. The father of a fool has no joy.
Wisdom is before the face of one who has understanding, but the eyes of a fool wander to the ends of the earth.
Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is counted wise. When he shuts his lips, he is thought to be discerning.
A fool has no delight in understanding, but only in revealing his own opinion.
Better is the poor who walks in his integrity than he who is perverse in his lips and is a fool.
Delicate living is not appropriate for a fool, much less for a servant to have rule over princes.
It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife; but every fool will be quarreling.
Don't speak in the ears of a fool, for he will despise the wisdom of your words.
Wisdom is too high for a fool: he doesn't open his mouth in the gate.
Like snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a fool.
Don't answer a fool according to his folly, lest you also be like him.
Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes.
One who sends a message by the hand of a fool is cutting off feet and drinking violence.
As one who binds a stone in a sling, so is he who gives honor to a fool.
As an archer who wounds all, so is he who hires a fool or he who hires those who pass by.
As a dog that returns to his vomit, so is a fool who repeats his folly.
Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
Though you grind a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with grain, yet his foolishness will not be removed from him.
One who trusts in himself is a fool; but one who walks in wisdom is kept safe.
If a wise man goes to court with a foolish man, the fool rages or scoffs, and there is no peace.
A fool vents all of his anger, but a wise man brings himself under control.
Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
For a servant when he is king; a fool when he is filled with food;
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.
Then I said in my heart, "As it happens to the fool, so will it happen even to me; and why was I then more wise?" Then I said in my heart that this also is vanity.
For of the wise man, even as of the fool, there is no memory for ever, since in the days to come all will have been long forgotten. Indeed, the wise man must die just like the fool!
Who knows whether he will be a wise man or a fool? Yet he will have rule over all of my labor in which I have labored, and in which I have shown myself wise under the sun. This also is vanity.
For what advantage has the wise more than the fool? What has the poor man, that knows how to walk before the living?
For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool. This also is vanity.
Yes also, when the fool walks by the way, his understanding fails him, and he says to everyone that he is a fool.
The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but a fool is swallowed by his own lips.
A fool also multiplies words. Man doesn't know what will be; and that which will be after him, who can tell him?
The fool will no longer be called noble, nor the scoundrel be highly respected.
For the fool will speak folly, and his heart will work iniquity, to practice profanity, and to utter error against Yahweh, To make empty the soul of the hungry, and to cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.
As the partridge that sits on [eggs] which she has not laid, so is he who gets riches, and not by right; in the midst of his days they shall leave him, and at his end he shall be a fool.
The days of visitation have come. The days of reckoning have come. Israel will consider the prophet to be a fool, and the man who is inspired to be insane, because of the abundance of your sins, and because your hostility is great.
But I tell you, that everyone who is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment; and whoever shall say to his brother, 'Raca!' shall be in danger of the council; and whoever shall say, 'You fool!' shall be in danger of the fire of Gehenna.
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.
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