'Foolish' in the Bible
The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of knowledge; But the foolish despise wisdom and instruction.
It is foolish to spread a net where any bird can see it,
"How long, foolish ones, will you love ignorance? [How long] will [you] mockers enjoy mocking and [you] fools hate knowledge?
For the turning of the simple slayeth them, And the security of the foolish destroyeth them.
The wise shall inherit glory; but shame shall be the promotion of the foolish.
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.
Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.
A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing.
The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.
A wise heart accepts commands, but foolish lips will be destroyed.
A sly wink of the eye causes grief, and foolish lips will be destroyed.
Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.
Hate is covered up by the lips of the upright man, but he who lets out evil about another is foolish.
The lips of the righteous feed many; But the foolish die for lack of understanding.
It is as sport to a foolish man to do wickedness; but a man of understanding hath wisdom.
He who troubles his own house will inherit wind, And the foolish will be servant to the wisehearted.
He who does work on his land will not be short of bread; but he who goes after foolish men is without sense.
The way of the foolish man seems right to him? but the wise man gives ear to suggestions.
A foolish man lets his trouble be openly seen, but a sharp man keeps shame secret.
A shrewd person conceals knowledge, but a foolish heart publicizes stupidity.
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.
He that walketh with wise men becometh wise; but a companion of the foolish will be depraved.
Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.
In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.
The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way; but the folly of the foolish is deceit.
A wise man feareth and departeth from evil; but the foolish is overbearing and confident.
A quick tempered person does foolish things, and a devious man is hated.
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 tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright; but the mouth of the foolish poureth out folly.
A foolish man puts no value on his father's training; but he who has respect for teaching has good sense.
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.
A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.
Foolish behaviour is joy to the unwise; but a man of good sense makes his way straight.
Wisdom is a fountain of life to him who has it; but the punishment of the foolish is their foolish behaviour.
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?
He who has an unwise son gets sorrow for himself, and the father of a foolish son has no joy.
Wisdom is before the face of him who has sense; but the eyes of the foolish are on the ends of the earth.
A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.
Even the foolish man, when he keeps quiet, is taken to be wise: when his lips are shut he is credited with good sense.
A foolish man has no pleasure in good sense, but only to let what is in his heart come to light.
A foolish man's lips are a cause of fighting, and his mouth makes him open to blows.
The mouth of a foolish man is his destruction, and his lips are a net for his soul.
Whoever answers before listening is both foolish and shameful.
By his foolish behaviour a man's ways are turned upside down, and his heart is bitter against the Lord.
Material comfort is not good for the foolish; much less for a servant to be put over rulers.
A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.
Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of the foolish.
Wine makes men foolish, and strong drink makes men come to blows; and whoever comes into error through these is not wise.
It is an honour for a man to keep from fighting, but the foolish are ever at war.
There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.
Foolish ways are deep-seated in the heart of a child, but the rod of punishment will send them far from him.
Speak not in the ears of a foolish man, for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.
Wisdom is outside the power of the foolish: he keeps his mouth shut in the public place.
A foolish scheme is sin, and a mocker is detestable to people.
Like snow in summer and rain when the grain is being cut, so honour is not natural for the foolish.
A whip for the horse, a mouth-bit for the ass, and a rod for the back of the foolish.
Do not give to the foolish man a foolish answer, or you will be like him.
Give a foolish man a foolish answer, or he will seem wise to himself.
He who sends news by the hand of a foolish man is cutting off his feet and drinking in damage.
The legs of one who has no power of walking are hanging loose; so is a wise saying in the mouth of the foolish.
Giving honour to a foolish man is like attempting to keep a stone fixed in a cord.
Like a thorn which goes up into the hand of a man overcome by drink, so is a wise saying in the mouth of a foolish man.
Like an archer wounding all who go by, is a foolish man overcome by drink.
Like a dog going back to the food which he has not been able to keep down, is the foolish man doing his foolish acts over again.
Have you seen a man who seems to himself to be wise? There is more hope for the foolish than for him.
A stone has great weight, and sand is crushing; but the wrath of the foolish is of greater weight than these.
The sensible see danger and take cover; the foolish keep going and are punished.
If thou dost beat the foolish in a mortar, Among washed things -- with a pestle, His folly turneth not aside from off him.
Whoever trusts in himself is foolish, but whoever lives wisely will be kept safe.
If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.
A foolish man lets out all his wrath, but a wise man keeps it back quietly.
Have you seen a man who is quick with his tongue? There is more hope for a foolish man than for him.
Put far from me all false and foolish things: do not give me great wealth or let me be in need, but give me only enough food:
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