34 occurrences

'Fools' in the Bible

And I, how could I rid myself of my shame? And you, you will be [considered] one of the stupid fools in Israel. Now therefore, I pray you, speak to the king, for he will not withhold me from you.

He leads [great and scheming] counselors away stripped and barefoot and makes the judges fools [in human estimation, by overthrowing their plans].

Consider and understand, you stupid ones among the people! And you [self-confident] fools, when will you become wise?

How long, O simple ones [open to evil], will you love being simple? And the scoffers delight in scoffing and [self-confident] fools hate knowledge?

For the backsliding of the simple shall slay them, and the careless ease of [self-confident] fools shall destroy them.

The wise shall inherit glory (all honor and good) but shame is the highest rank conferred on [self-confident] fools.

O you simple and thoughtless ones, understand prudence; you [self-confident] fools, be of an understanding heart.

The lips of the [uncompromisingly] righteous feed and guide many, but fools die for want of understanding and heart.

A prudent man is reluctant to display his knowledge, but the heart of [self-confident] fools proclaims their folly.

Satisfied desire is sweet to a person; therefore it is hateful and exceedingly offensive to [self-confident] fools to give up evil [upon which they have set their hearts].

The Wisdom [godly Wisdom, which is comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God] of the prudent is to understand his way, but the folly of [self-confident] fools is to deceive.

Fools make a mock of sin and sin mocks the fools [who are its victims; a sin offering made by them only mocks them, bringing them disappointment and disfavor], but among the upright there is the favor of God.

The crown of the wise is their wealth of Wisdom, but the foolishness of [self-confident] fools is [nothing but] folly.

Wisdom rests [silently] in the mind and heart of him who has understanding, but that which is in the inward part of [self-confident] fools is made known.

A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a [straight, slender] rod for the backs of [self-confident] fools.

Keep your foot [give your mind to what you are doing] when you go [as Jacob to sacred Bethel] to the house of God. For to draw near to hear and obey is better than to give the sacrifice of fools [carelessly, irreverently] too ignorant to know that they are doing evil.

When you vow a vow or make a pledge to God, do not put off paying it; for God has no pleasure in fools (those who witlessly mock Him). Pay what you vow.

The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth and sensual joy.

It is better for a man to hear the rebuke of the wise than to hear the song of fools.

The words of wise men heard in quiet are better than the shouts of him who rules among fools.

The labor of fools wearies every one of them, because [he is so ignorant of the ordinary matters that] he does not even know how to get to town.

The princes of Zoan have become fools, and the princes of Memphis are confused and deceived; those who are the cornerstones of her tribes have led Egypt astray.

And a highway shall be there, and a way; and it shall be called the Holy Way. The unclean shall not pass over it, but it shall be for the redeemed; the wayfaring men, yes, the simple ones and fools, shall not err in it and lose their way.

[I am the Lord] Who frustrates the signs and confounds the omens [upon which the false prophets' forecasts of the future are based] of the [boasting] liars and makes fools of diviners, Who turns the wise backward and makes their knowledge foolishness,

A sword upon the babbling liars (the diviners), that they may become fools! A sword upon her mighty warriors, that they may be dismayed and destroyed!

You blind fools! For which is greater: the gold, or the sanctuary of the temple that has made the gold sacred?

We are [looked upon as] fools on account of Christ and for His sake, but you are [supposedly] so amazingly wise and prudent in Christ! We are weak, but you are [so very] strong! You are highly esteemed, but we are in disrepute and contempt!

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Root Form
Definition
Usage
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

נבל 
Nabal 
Usage: 18

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

ἄσοφος 
Asophos 
Usage: 1

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

παραφρονέω 
Paraphroneo 
as a fool
Usage: 1