58 occurrences

'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?

He followed her immediately, as an ox goes to the slaughter, as a fool stepping into a noose.

One winking with the eye causes sorrow, but a chattering fool will fall.

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?

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.

Delicate living is not appropriate for a fool, much less for a servant to have rule over princes.

Wisdom is too high for a fool: he doesn't open his mouth in the gate.

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

Though you grind a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with grain, yet his foolishness will not be removed from him.

If a wise man goes to court with a foolish man, the fool rages or scoffs, and there is no peace.

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.

The fool folds his hands together and ruins himself.

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.

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.

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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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