'Fools' in the Bible
And I, whither shall I carry my shame? and as for thee, thou wilt be as one of the fools in Israel. Now therefore, I pray thee, speak unto the king; for he will not withhold me from thee.
He leadeth counsellors away stripped, And judges maketh he fools.
They are children of fools, yea, children of base men; They were scourged out of the land.
Consider, ye brutish among the people; And ye fools, when will ye be wise?
Fools because of their transgression, And because of their iniquities, are afflicted.
How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? And scoffers delight them in scoffing, And fools hate knowledge?
For the backsliding of the simple shall slay them, And the careless ease of fools shall destroy them.
The wise shall inherit glory; But shame shall be the promotion of fools.
O ye simple, understand prudence; And, ye fools, be of an understanding heart.
A prudent man concealeth knowledge; But the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.
The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul; But it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil.
Walk with wise men, and thou shalt be wise; But the companion of fools shall smart for it.
The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way; But the folly of fools is deceit.
A trespass-offering mocketh fools; But among the upright there is good will.
The crown of the wise is their riches; But the folly of fools is only folly.
Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding; But that which is in the inward part of fools is made known.
The tongue of the wise uttereth knowledge aright; But the mouth of fools poureth out folly.
The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge; But the mouth of fools feedeth on folly.
Understanding is a well-spring of life unto him that hath it; But the correction of fools is their folly.
Judgments are prepared for scoffers, And stripes for the back of fools.
A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, And a rod for the back of fools.
The legs of the lame hang loose: So is a parable in the mouth of fools.
As a thorn that goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, So is a parable in the mouth of fools.
Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God; for to draw nigh to hear is better than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they know not that they do evil.
When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou vowest.
The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.
It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools.
Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry; for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.
The words of the wise heard in quiet are better than the cry of him that ruleth among fools.
The labor of fools wearieth every one of them; for he knoweth not how to go to the city.
The princes of Zoan are become fools, the princes of Memphis are deceived; they have caused Egypt to go astray, that are the corner-stone of her tribes.
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; but is shall be for the redeemed : the wayfaring men, yea fools, shall not err therein .
A sword is upon the boasters, and they shall become fools; a sword is upon her mighty men, and they shall be dismayed.
Ye fools and blind: for which is greater, the gold, or the temple that hath sanctified the gold?
Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye have glory, but we have dishonor.