84 occurrences in 14 translations

'Foolish' in the Bible

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.

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.

The mouth of a foolish man is his destruction, and his lips are a net for his soul.

Material comfort is not good for the foolish; much less for a servant to be put over rulers.

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.

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.

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.

If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.

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:

If you have been foolish by exalting yourself, or if you've been scheming, put your hand over your mouth.

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