'Foolish' in the Bible
Do you thus requite Yahweh, foolish people and unwise? Isn't he your father who has bought you? He has made you, and established you.
They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God. They have provoked me to anger with their vanities. I will move them to jealousy with those who are not a people. I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.
But he said to her, "You speak as one of the foolish women would speak. What? Shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil?" In all this Job didn't sin with his lips.
For resentment kills the foolish man, and jealousy kills the simple.
I have seen the foolish taking root, but suddenly I cursed his habitation.
Deliver me from all my transgressions. Don't make me the reproach of the foolish.
This is the destiny of those who are foolish, and of those who approve their sayings. Selah.
Remember this, that the enemy has mocked you, Yahweh. Foolish people have blasphemed your name.
Arise, God! Plead your own cause. Remember how the foolish man mocks you all day.
The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of knowledge; but the foolish despise wisdom and instruction.
The foolish woman is loud, Undisciplined, and knows nothing.
The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father; but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.
Wise men lay up knowledge, but the mouth of the foolish is near ruin.
The lips of the righteous feed many, but the foolish die for lack of understanding.
He who troubles his own house shall inherit the wind. The foolish shall be servant to the wise of heart.
Every wise woman builds her house, but the foolish one tears it down with her own hands.
Stay away from a foolish man, for you won't find knowledge on his lips.
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 her who bore him.
A foolish son is the calamity of his father. A wife's quarrels are a continual dripping.
There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man swallows it up.
If a wise man goes to court with a foolish man, the fool rages or scoffs, and there is no peace.
Better is a poor and wise youth than an old and foolish king who doesn't know how to receive admonition any more.
Surely extortion makes the wise man foolish; and a bribe destroys the understanding.
Don't be too wicked, neither be foolish. Why should you die before your time?
The princes of Zoan are utterly foolish. The counsel of the wisest counselors of Pharaoh has become stupid. How do you say to Pharaoh, "I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?"
who frustrates the signs of the liars, and makes diviners mad; who turns wise men backward, and makes their knowledge foolish;
"For my people are foolish, they don't know me. They are foolish children, and they have no understanding. They are skillful in doing evil, but to do good they have no knowledge."
Then I said, "Surely these are poor. They are foolish; for they don't know the way of Yahweh, nor the law of their God.
'Hear now this, foolish people, and without understanding; who have eyes, and don't see; who have ears, and don't hear:
But they are together brutish and foolish: the instruction of idols! it is but a stock.
Your prophets have seen for you false and foolish visions; They have not uncovered your iniquity, to bring back your captivity, but have seen for you false oracles and causes of banishment.
Thus says the Lord Yahweh, Woe to the foolish prophets, who follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing!
Yahweh said to me, "Take for yourself yet again the equipment of a foolish shepherd.
Everyone who hears these words of mine, and doesn't do them will be like a foolish man, who built his house on the sand.
Five of them were foolish, and five were wise.
Those who were foolish, when they took their lamps, took no oil with them,
The foolish said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.'
You foolish ones, didn't he who made the outside make the inside also?
"But God said to him, 'You foolish one, tonight your soul is required of you. The things which you have prepared -- whose will they be?'
He said to them, "Foolish men, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!
I am debtor both to Greeks and to foreigners, both to the wise and to the foolish.
a corrector of the foolish, a teacher of babies, having in the law the form of knowledge and of the truth.
Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the lawyer of this world? Hasn't God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
but God chose the foolish things of the world that he might put to shame those who are wise. God chose the weak things of the world, that he might put to shame the things that are strong;
You foolish one, that which you yourself sow is not made alive unless it dies.
I say again, let no one think me foolish. But if so, yet receive me as foolish, that I also may boast a little.
For you bear with the foolish gladly, being wise.
For if I would desire to boast, I will not be foolish; for I will speak the truth. But I refrain, so that no man may think more of me than that which he sees in me, or hears from me.
I have become foolish in boasting. You compelled me, for I ought to have been commended by you, for in nothing was I inferior to the very best apostles, though I am nothing.
Foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you not to obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was openly set forth among you as crucified?
Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now completed in the flesh?
nor filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not appropriate; but rather giving of thanks.
Therefore don't be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
But those who are determined to be rich fall into a temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful lusts, such as drown men in ruin and destruction.
But refuse foolish and ignorant questionings, knowing that they generate strife.
For we were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
but shun foolish questionings, genealogies, strife, and disputes about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
For this is the will of God, that by well-doing you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
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