271 occurrences in 14 translations

'Foolish' in the Bible

You did not even let me give a kiss to my sons and my daughters. This was a foolish thing to do.

And Aaron saith unto Moses, 'O, my lord, I pray thee, lay not upon us sin in which we have been foolish, and in which we have sinned;

And Balaam said to the ass, You have made me seem foolish: if only I had a sword in my hand I would put you to death.

They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God; they have provoked me to anger with their vanities: and I will move them to jealousy with those which are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.

lo, my daughter, the virgin, and his concubine, let me bring them out, I pray you, and humble ye them, and do to them that which is good in your eyes, and to this man do not this foolish thing.'

Samuel said to Saul, "You have been foolish. You have not kept the command which the Lord your God gave you. It was at this time that the Lord would have permanently established your reign over Israel,

My lord should not pay attention to this wicked man Nabal. He simply lives up to his name! His name means 'fool,' and he is indeed foolish! But I, your servant, did not see the servants my lord sent.

Then Saul said, I have done wrong: come back to me, David my son: I will do you no more wrong, because my life was dear to you today truly, I have been foolish and my error is very great.

And the king made a song of grief for Abner and said, Was the death of Abner to be like the death of a foolish man?

And when the ark of the Lord came into the town of David, Michal, Saul's daughter, looking out of the window, saw King David dancing and jumping before the Lord; and to her mind he seemed foolish.

But when David returned to bless his household, Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David and said, "How the king of Israel distinguished himself today! He uncovered himself today in the eyes of his servants' maids as one of the foolish ones shamelessly uncovers himself!"

"No, my brother!" she kept telling him. "Don't humiliate me like this! This just isn't done in Israel! Don't do this utterly foolish thing!

and David declared, saying, 'Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom;' and David saith, 'Make foolish, I pray Thee, the counsel of Ahithophel, O Jehovah.'

David's conscience troubled him after he had taken a census of the troops. He said to the Lord, "I have sinned greatly in what I've done. Now, Lord, because I've been very foolish, please take away Your servant's guilt."

Because of all the sins of Baasha, and the sins of Elah his son, which they did and made Israel do, moving the Lord, the God of Israel, to wrath by their foolish acts.

Copying all the evil ways of Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, and all the sins he did and made Israel do, moving the Lord, the God of Israel, to wrath by their foolish ways.

Then Jehu came out to the officers of his master, and they said to him, "Peace? Why did this madman come to you?" And he said to them, "You know the man and his foolish talk."

And they went against his rules, and the agreement which he made with their fathers, and his laws which he gave them; they gave themselves up to things without sense or value, and became foolish like the nations round them, of whom the Lord had said, Do not as they do.

And when the ark of the agreement of the Lord came into the town of David, Michal, the daughter of Saul, looking out of the window, saw King David dancing and playing; and to her mind he seemed foolish.

David said to God, "I have sinned greatly because I have done this thing. Now, because I've been very foolish, please take away Your servant's guilt."

And certain foolish and good-for-nothing men were joined with him, and made themselves strong against Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, when he was young and untested and not able to keep them back.

For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to show Himself strong for those whose hearts are completely His. You have been foolish in this matter, for from now on, you will have wars."

But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.

I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation.

Causing counsellors to go away a spoil, And judges He maketh foolish.

Behold, all of you have seen it yourselves; why then have you become altogether vain [cherishing foolish notions]?

Foolish men, without even a name! They were forced to leave the land.

Why are the nations so violently moved, and why are the thoughts of the people so foolish?

O you sons of men, how long will you go on turning my glory into shame? how long will you give your love to foolish things, going after what is false? (Selah.)

I have not taken my seat with foolish persons, and I do not go with false men.

Let them be overcome and put to shame who make attempts to take my soul; let those who would do me damage be turned back and made foolish.

My wounds are infected and starting to smell, because of my foolish sins.

Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach of the foolish.

Let those who go after my soul for its destruction have shame and trouble together; let them be turned back and made foolish who take pleasure in my trouble.

Those trusting on their wealth, And in the multitude of their riches, Do shew themselves foolish.

This is the fate of those who are foolish and of those who correct their words after they speak. Interlude

Let those who go after my soul have shame and trouble; let those who have evil designs against me be turned back and made foolish.

Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached, O LORD, and that the foolish people have blasphemed thy name.

I will listen to what God will say; surely the Lord will declare peace to His people, His godly ones, and not let them go back to foolish ways.

Consider, ye brutish among the people, And ye foolish, when do ye act wisely?

It is foolish to spread a net where any bird can see it,

He will come to his end for need of teaching; he is so foolish that he will go wandering from the right way.

Learn to be shrewd, you who are inexperienced; develop common sense, you who are foolish.

A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing.

A sly wink of the eye causes grief, and foolish lips will be destroyed.

Hate is covered up by the lips of the upright man, but he who lets out evil about another is foolish.

It is as sport to a foolish man to do wickedness; but a man of understanding hath wisdom.

Every prudent man acteth with knowledge; but the foolish layeth open his folly.

The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul; but it is abomination to the foolish to depart from evil.

Foolish behaviour is the heritage of the simple, but men of good sense are crowned with knowledge.

The crown of the wise is their riches; the folly of the foolish is folly.

He who is slow to be angry has great good sense; but he whose spirit is over-quick gives support to what is foolish.

Wisdom resteth in the heart of the intelligent man; but that which is in the foolish maketh itself known.

The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.

The heart of an intelligent man seeketh knowledge; but the mouth of the foolish feedeth on folly.

Foolish behaviour is joy to the unwise; but a man of good sense makes his way straight.

Fair words are not to be looked for from a foolish man, much less are false lips in a ruler.

A word of protest goes deeper into one who has sense than a hundred blows into a foolish man.

It is better to come face to face with a bear whose young ones have been taken away than with a foolish man acting foolishly.

How will money in the hand of the foolish get him wisdom, seeing that he has no sense?

Wisdom is before the face of him who has sense; but the eyes of the foolish are on the ends of the earth.

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Strong's
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

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



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