56 occurrences

'Foolish' in the Bible

So Aaron said to Moses, "Please, my lord, please do not put on us [this] sin [in] which we were foolish and [in] which we have sinned.

They annoyed me with [what is] not a god; they provoked me with their idols. So I will make them jealous with [those] not a people, with a foolish nation I will provoke them.

Then Jehu came out to the officers of his master, and they said to him, "Peace? Why did this madman come to you?" And he said to them, "You know the man and his foolish talk."

Then David said to God, "I have sinned severely [in] that I have done this thing. But now, please forgive the sin of your servant, for I have been very foolish."

For the eyes of Yahweh roam throughout all the earth to strengthen those whose heart is fully devoted to him. You have been foolish in this, for from now on you will have wars."

So he said to her, "You speak like one of the foolish women speaks. Indeed, should we receive the good from God, but not receive the evil?" In all this, Job did not sin with his lips.

This [is] the journey [of those who] have foolish [confidence], and those after them [who] accept their sayings. Selah

O Yahweh, remember this: [the] enemy taunts, and foolish people treat your name with contempt.

[If] a wise man goes to court with a foolish man, then there is rankling and ridicule, but there is no relief.

If you have been foolish by exalting yourself, and if you have devised evil, [put your] hand to [your] mouth.

And who knows [whether] he will be wise or foolish? Yet he will exercise control of all [the fruit of] my toil with which I toiled wisely under the sun. This also [is] vanity!

He begins by saying what is foolish and ends by uttering what is wicked delusion.

Surely the princes of Zoan [are] foolish; the wise of the counselors of Pharaoh [give] senseless counsel. How can you say to Pharaoh, "I myself [am] a son of sages, a {descendant} of ancient kings"?

The princes of Zoan have become foolish; the princes of Memphis are deceived; the leaders of her tribes have led Egypt astray.

who frustrates [the] signs of oracle priests and makes a fool of diviners, who drives [the] wise men back and makes their knowledge foolish,

"For my people [are] foolish, they have not known me. They [are] foolish children, and they do not have insight. They [are] skillful at doing evil, and they do not know [how] to do good."

Then I said, "[They are] just simple people, they are foolish, for they know not the way of Yahweh, the law of their God.

Hear this please, foolish and {senseless} people, {who have eyes} but do not see, {who have ears} but do not hear.'

{At the same time} they are stupid and foolish, [in the] instruction of idols, it [is] wood.

A sword against the oracle priests, and they will become foolish. A sword against her warriors, and they will be filled with terror.

Thus says the Lord Yahweh: 'Alas, for the foolish prophets who [are] going after their [own] spirit, {and they did not see anything}!

And Yahweh said to me, "Take again the implements of a foolish shepherd.

And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.

Now five of them were foolish and five [were] wise.

For [when] the foolish ones took their lamps, they did not take olive oil with them.

And the foolish ones said to the wise ones, 'Give us [some] of your olive oil, because our lamps are going out!'

I am under obligation both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish.

Where [is] the wise person? Where [is] the scribe? Where [is] the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?

But the foolish [things] of the world God chose in order that he might put to shame the wise, and the weak [things] of the world God chose in order that he might put to shame the strong,

I wish that you would put up with me {in something a little foolish}--but indeed you are putting up with me.

Again I say, do not let anyone think I am foolish. But indeed, if [you do], accept me even as foolish, in order that I also may boast a little.

For [because you] are wise, you put up with foolish people gladly!

For if I want to boast, I will not be foolish, because I will be telling the truth, but I am refraining, so that no one can credit to me more than what he sees [in] me or hears anything from me,

O foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed [as] having been crucified?

Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now trying to be made complete by the flesh?

Because of this do not become foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord [is].

For from these are those who slip into houses and captivate foolish women loaded down with sins, led by various kinds of desires,

But do you want to know, O foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless?

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נבל 
Nabal 
Usage: 18

אויל 
'eviyl 
Usage: 26

אולי 
'eviliy 
Usage: 1

אוּלת 
'ivveleth 
Usage: 25

בּער 
Ba`ar 
Usage: 5

הלל 
Halal 
Usage: 165

יאל 
Ya'al 
Usage: 4

כּסיל 
K@ciyl 
Usage: 70

כּסילוּת 
K@ciyluwth 
Usage: 1

כּסל 
Kacal 
Usage: 1

נבל 
Nabel 
Usage: 25

סכל 
Cakal 
Usage: 8

סכל 
Cakal 
Usage: 7

שׂכלוּת סכלוּת 
Cikluwth 
Usage: 7

פּתאי פּתי פּתי 
P@thiy 
Usage: 19

תּפל 
Taphel 
Usage: 7

תּפלה 
Tiphlah 
Usage: 3

ἀνόητος 
Anoetos 
Usage: 5

ἀσύνετος 
Asunetos 
Usage: 3

ἀφροσύνη 
Aphrosune 
Usage: 3

ἄφρων 
Aphron 
Usage: 9

μωραίνω 
Moraino 
Usage: 2

μωρία 
Moria 
Usage: 5

μωρολογία 
Morologia 
Usage: 1

μωρός 
Moros 
Usage: 6