'Foolish' in the Bible
This is not the way to repay the LORD, is it, you foolish and witless people? Is he not your father, who bought you, formed you, and established you?
They provoked me to jealousy over non-gods, and to be angry over their vanity. Now I'll provoke them to jealousy over a non-people; and over a foolish nation I'll provoke them to anger.
"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!
But he replied to her, "You're talking like foolish women do. Are we to accept what is good from God but not tragedy?" Throughout all of this, Job did not sin by what he said.
The Law of the LORD is perfect, restoring life. The testimony of the LORD is steadfast, making foolish people wise.
This is the fate of those who are foolish and of those who correct their words after they speak. Interlude
Remember this: The enemy scorns the LORD and a foolish people despises your name.
Understand prudence, you naive people; and gain an understanding heart, you foolish ones.
The foolish woman is loud, undisciplined, and without knowledge.
The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son grieves his mother.
Every wise woman builds up her household, but the foolish one tears it down with her own hands.
Stay away from a foolish man, for you will not find competent advice.
A quick tempered person does foolish things, and a devious man is hated.
A wise son makes a father glad, but a foolish man despises his mother.
A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to his mother.
Whoever answers before listening is both foolish and shameful.
A father's ruin is a foolish son, and a wife's quarreling is like dripping water that never stops.
Precious treasures and oil are found where the wise live, but a foolish man devours them.
Whoever trusts in himself is foolish, but whoever lives wisely will be kept safe.
And who knows whether he will be wise or foolish? Either way, he will take possession of everything that I have done on earth, especially where I have excelled. This also is pointless.
A poor but wise youth is better than an old but foolish king who will no longer accept correction.
Unjust gain makes the wise foolish, and a bribe corrupts the heart.
who frustrates the omens of idle talkers, and drives diviners mad, who turns back the wise, and makes their knowledge foolish;
"For my people are foolish, they don't know me. They're stupid children, they have no understanding. They're skilled at doing evil, but how to do good, they don't know."
Then I said, "These are only the poor, they're foolish, for they don't know the LORD's way, the requirement of their God.
"Hear this, you foolish and stupid people: They have eyes, but don't see; they have ears, but don't hear.
When the time of childbirth comes, he will be so foolish that he will refuse to be born."
I will hurl abominable filth upon you, making you look foolish, and making an example of you.
"Everyone who keeps on hearing these messages of mine and never puts them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.
Now five of them were foolish, and five were wise,
because when the foolish ones took their lamps, they didn't take any oil with them.
"But the foolish ones told the wise, "Give us some of your oil, because our lamps are going out!'
Then Jesus told them, "O, how foolish you are! How slow you are to believe everything the prophets said!
Both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to wise and to foolish people, I am a debtor.
foolish, faithless, heartless, and ruthless.
We would not dare put ourselves in the same class with, or compare ourselves to, those who recommend themselves. Whenever they measure themselves by their own standards or compare themselves among themselves, they show how foolish they are.
You foolish Galatians! Who put you under a spell? Was not Jesus the Messiah clearly portrayed before your very eyes as having been crucified?
Are you so foolish? Having started out with the Spirit, are you now ending up with the flesh?
Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.
Do not have anything to do with foolish and stupid discussions, because you know they breed arguments.
For some of these men go into homes and deceive foolish women who are burdened with sins and swayed by all kinds of desires.
After all, we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, and misled. We were slaves to many kinds of lusts and pleasures, spending our days in malice and jealousy. We were despised, and we hated one another.
But avoid foolish controversies, arguments about genealogies, quarrels, and fights about the Law. These things are useless and worthless.
Do you want proof, you foolish person, that faith without actions is worthless?
For it is God's will that by doing right you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people.
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