'Madness' in the Bible
The Lord will afflict you with madness, blindness, and mental confusion,
I applied my mind to know wisdom and knowledge, madness and folly; I learned that this too is a pursuit of the wind.
I said about laughter, “It is madness,” and about pleasure, “What does this accomplish?”
Then I turned to consider wisdom, madness, and folly, for what will the man be like who comes after the king? He will do what has already been done.
I turned my thoughts to know, explore, and seek wisdom and an explanation for things, and to know that wickedness is stupidity and folly is madness.
This is an evil in all that is done under the sun: there is one fate for everyone. In addition, the hearts of people are full of evil, and madness is in their hearts while they live—after that they go to the dead.
The beginning of the words of his mouth is folly,but the end of his speaking is evil madness.
On that day”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“I will strike every horse with panic and its rider with madness. I will keep a watchful eye on the house of Judah but strike all the horses of the nations with blindness.