'Foolish' in the Bible
Do ye thus requite Jehovah, O foolish people and unwise? Is not he thy father that hath bought thee? He hath made thee, and established thee.
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 that are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.
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.
For vexation killeth the foolish man, And jealousy slayeth the silly one.
I have seen the foolish taking root: But suddenly I cursed his habitation.
Deliver me from all my transgressions: Make me not the reproach of the foolish.
Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached, O Jehovah, And that a foolish people hath blasphemed thy name.
Arise, O God, plead thine own cause: Remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee all the day.
The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of knowledge; But the foolish despise wisdom and instruction.
The 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.
Wise men lay up knowledge; But the mouth of the foolish is a present destruction.
The lips of the righteous feed many; But the foolish die for lack of understanding.
He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind; And the foolish shall be servant to the wise of heart.
Every wise woman buildeth her house; But the foolish plucketh it down with her own hands.
In the mouth of the foolish is a rod for his pride; But the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
Go into the presence of a foolish man, And thou shalt not perceive in him the lips of knowledge.
The lips of the wise disperse knowledge; But the heart of the foolish doeth not so.
A wise son maketh a glad father; But a foolish man despiseth his mother.
A foolish son is a grief to his father, And bitterness to her that bare him.
A foolish son is the calamity of his father; And the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.
There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise; But a foolish man swalloweth it up.
If a wise man hath a controversy with a foolish man, Whether he be angry or laugh, there will be no rest.
Better is a poor and wise youth than an old and foolish king, who knoweth not how to receive admonition any more.
Surely extortion maketh the wise man foolish; and a bribe destroyeth the understanding.
Be not overmuch wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?
The princes of Zoan are utterly foolish; the counsel of the wisest counsellors of Pharaoh is become brutish: how say ye unto Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?
that frustrateth the signs of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish;
For my people are foolish, they know me not; they are sottish children, and they have no understanding; they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.
Then I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish; for they know not the way of Jehovah, nor the law of their God:
Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; that have eyes, and see not; that have ears, and hear not:
But they are together brutish and foolish: the instruction of idols! it is but a stock.
Thy prophets have seen for thee false and foolish visions; And they have not uncovered thine iniquity, to bring back thy captivity, But have seen for thee false oracles and causes of banishment.
Thus saith the Lord Jehovah, Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing!
And Jehovah said unto me, Take unto thee yet again the instruments of a foolish shepherd.
And every one that heareth these words of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand:
And five of them were foolish, and five were wise.
For the foolish, when they took their lamps, took no oil with them:
And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are going out.
Ye foolish ones, did not he that made the outside make the inside also?
But God said unto him, Thou foolish one, this night is thy soul required of thee; and the things which thou hast prepared, whose shall they be?
And he said unto them, O foolish men, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!
I am debtor both to Greeks and to Barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish.
a corrector of the foolish, a teacher of babes, having in the law the form of knowledge and of the truth;
Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?
but God chose the foolish things of the world, that he might put to shame them that are wise; and God chose the weak things of the world, that he might put to shame the things that are strong;
Thou foolish one, that which thou thyself sowest is not quickened except it die:
I say again, let no man think me foolish; but if ye do , yet as foolish receive me, that I also may glory a little.
For ye bear with the foolish gladly, being wise yourselves .
For if I should desire to glory, I shall not be foolish; for I shall speak the truth: but I forbear, lest any man should account of me above that which he seeth me to be , or heareth from me.
I am become foolish: ye compelled me; for I ought to have been commended of you: for in nothing was I behind the very chiefest apostles, though I am nothing.
O foolish Galatians, who did bewitch you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was openly set forth crucified?
Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now perfected in the flesh?
nor filthiness, nor foolish talking, or jesting, which are not befitting: but rather giving of thanks.
Wherefore be ye not foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
But they that are minded to be rich fall into a temptation and a snare and many foolish and hurtful lusts, such as drown men in destruction and perdition.
But foolish and ignorant questionings refuse, knowing that they gender strifes.
For we also once were foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another.
but shun foolish questionings, and genealogies, and strifes, and fightings about law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
For so is the will of God, that by well-doing ye should put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
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