'Foolish' in the Bible
Do ye thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? 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 not God; they have provoked me to anger with their vanities: and I will move them to jealousy with those which 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 wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one.
I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation.
The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.
Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach of the foolish.
For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee.
Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached, O LORD, and that the foolish people have blasphemed thy name.
Arise, O God, plead thine own cause: remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee daily.
Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.
A 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 near destruction.
Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh 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 a foolish man, when thou perceivest not 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 treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.
If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.
Better is a poor and a wise child than an old and foolish king, who will no more be admonished.
Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?
The labour of the foolish wearieth every one of them, because he knoweth not how to go to the city.
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 none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.
Therefore I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish: for they know not the way of the LORD, nor the judgment of their God.
Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not:
But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities.
Thy prophets have seen vain and foolish things for thee: and they have not discovered thine iniquity, to turn away thy captivity; but have seen for thee false burdens and causes of banishment.
Thus saith the Lord GOD; 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 heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law.
But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you.
Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?
Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?
Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
But they that will 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 unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.
For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: