'Foolish' in the Bible
Do ye thus repay the LORD, O foolish and unwise people? Is he not thy father that has possessed thee? He 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 also will move them to jealousy with those who are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with foolish Gentiles.
But he said unto her, Thou hast spoken as any of the foolish women speak. What? Shall we receive good at the hand of God and shall we not receive evil? In all this Job did not sin with his lips.
It is certain that wrath kills the foolish man, and envy consumes the covetous one.
I have seen the foolish taking root, but at the same time I cursed his habitation.
The foolish (those who are governed by carnal thoughts or desires) shall not stand in thy sight; thou dost hate all workers of iniquity.
Deliver me from all my rebellions; do not make me the reproach of the foolish.
For I became angry against the foolish when I saw the peace of the wicked.
Remember this, that the enemy has spoken against the LORD and that the foolish people have blasphemed thy name.
Arise, O God, plead thine own cause; remember how the foolish man reproaches thee daily.
Forsake that which is foolish and live and go in the way of understanding.
A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple and knows nothing.
A wise son makes a glad father; but a foolish son is sadness unto his mother.
Wise men keep knowledge, but the mouth of the foolish is near unto calamity.
Every wise woman builds her house, but the foolish plucks 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 the foolish man when thou dost not perceive in him the lips of knowledge.
The lips of the wise disperse wisdom, but the heart of the foolish does not so.
The wise son makes a glad father, but the foolish man despises his mother.
The foolish son is a grief to his father and bitterness to her that bore him.
A foolish son is a pain unto his father, and the contentions of a wife are a continual dripping.
There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spends it up.
The thought of the foolish is sin, and the scorner is an abomination to men.
If a wise man contends with a foolish man, whether he rages or laughs, there is no rest.
Better is a poor and a wise child than an old and foolish king who will no longer be admonished.
Do not be hasty to condemn, neither be thou foolish: why should thou die in the midst of thy labours?
The labour of the foolish wearies all of them because they do not know how to go to the city.
And a highway shall be there and a way, and it shall be called The Way of Holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; and for those in it there shall be someone to go with them, in such a manner that the foolish shall not err therein.
For my people are foolish; the ignorant sons with no understanding have not known me; they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.
Therefore I said, Surely these are poor; they have become foolish; for they do not know the way of the LORD nor the judgment of their God.
Hear now this, O foolish people and without heart, who have eyes and do not see; who have ears, and do not hear:
But they shall become altogether carnal and foolish. The stock is a doctrine of vanities.
thus hath the Lord GOD said: Woe unto the foolish prophets that follow their own spirit and have seen nothing!
And the LORD said unto me, Take unto thee yet the instruments of a foolish shepherd.
And every one that hears these words of mine and does not do them shall be likened unto a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand;
And five of them were prudent, and five were foolish.
Those that were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them;
And the foolish said unto the prudent, Give us of your oil, for our lamps are going out.
because having known God, they did not glorify him as God, neither were thankful, but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the philosopher of this world? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
For that which is foolish of God is wiser than men, and that which is weak of God is stronger than men.
O foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you that ye should not trust in the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ has been evidently set forth, crucified among you?
Are ye so foolish? having begun by the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?
For those that desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition.
But foolish and unwise questions refuse, knowing that they do beget contentions.
For we ourselves also were foolish in another time, rebellious, deceived, serving diverse lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
But avoid foolish questions and genealogies and contentions and debates concerning the law, for they are unprofitable and vain.