'Foolish' in the Bible
Then Aaron said to Moses, Alas, my lord, I beseech thee, lay not this sin upon us, wherein we have been foolish, and have sinned!
Do ye thus requite Jehovah, Foolish and unwise people? Is not he thy father that hath bought thee? Hath he not made thee and established thee?
They have moved me to jealousy with that which is no God; They have exasperated me with their vanities; And I will move them to jealousy with that which is not a people; With a foolish nation will I provoke them to anger.
But he said to her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. We have also received good from God, and should we not receive evil? In all this Job did not sin with his lips.
For vexation killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the simple.
I myself saw 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 an enemy hath reproached Jehovah, and a foolish people have contemned thy name.
Rise up, O God, plead thine own cause: remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee all the day;
How long, simple ones, will ye love simpleness, and scorners take pleasure in their scorning, and the foolish hate knowledge?
For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of the foolish shall cause them to perish.
The wise shall inherit glory; but shame shall be the promotion of the foolish.
O ye simple, understand prudence; and ye foolish, understand sense.
The foolish woman is clamorous; she is stupid, and knoweth nothing.
The Proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father; but a foolish son is the grief of his mother.
It is as sport to a foolish man to do wickedness; but a man of understanding hath wisdom.
A prudent man concealeth knowledge; but the heart of the foolish proclaimeth folly.
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.
Go from the presence of a foolish man, in whom thou perceivest not 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.
The crown of the wise is their riches; the folly of the foolish is folly.
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.
The lips of the wise disperse knowledge, but not so the heart of the foolish.
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.
A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bore him.
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.
There is costly store and oil in the dwelling of a wise man; but a foolish man swalloweth it up.
Speak not in the ears of a foolish man, for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.
Better is a poor but wise youth than an old and foolish king, who knoweth no more how to be admonished.
Be not overmuch wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?
The princes of Zoan are become foolish, the princes of Noph are deceived; and the corner-stones of its tribes have caused Egypt to err.
he that frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish;
For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have no intelligence; they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.
And I said, Surely these are the wretched ones, they are foolish; for they know not the way of Jehovah, the judgment of their God.
Hear now this, O foolish and heartless people, who have eyes and see not; who have ears, and hear not.
But they are one and all senseless and foolish; the teaching of vanities is a stock.
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 the instruments of a foolish shepherd.
And every one who hears these my words and does not do them, he shall be likened to a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand;
And five of them were prudent and five foolish.
They that were foolish took their torches and did not take oil with them;
And the foolish said to the prudent, Give us of your oil, for our torches are going out.
an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, having the form of knowledge and of truth in the law:
Where is the wise? where scribe? where disputer of this world? has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?
But God has chosen the foolish things of the world, that he may put to shame the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world, that he may put to shame the strong things;
Let no one deceive himself: if any one thinks himself to be wise among you in this world, let him become foolish, that he may be wise.
and filthiness and foolish talking, or jesting, which are not convenient; but rather thanksgiving.
For this reason be not foolish, but understanding what is the will of the Lord.
But foolish and senseless questionings avoid, knowing that they beget contentions.
But foolish questions, and genealogies, and strifes, and contentions about the law, shun; for they are unprofitable and vain.
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