44 occurrences in 2 translations

'Self-confident' in the Bible

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.

It is as sport to a [self-confident] fool to do wickedness, but to have skillful and godly Wisdom is pleasure and relaxation to a man of understanding.

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

Every prudent man deals with knowledge, but a [self-confident] fool exposes and flaunts his 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.

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.

The lips of the wise disperse knowledge [sifting it as chaff from the grain]; not so the minds and hearts of the self-confident and foolish.

The mind of him who has understanding seeks knowledge and inquires after and craves it, but the mouth of the [self-confident] fool feeds on folly.

A reproof enters deeper into a man of understanding than a hundred lashes into a [self-confident] fool.

Let [the brute ferocity of] a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man rather than a [self-confident] fool in his folly [when he is in a rage].

Of what use is money in the hand of a [self-confident] fool to buy skillful and godly Wisdom -- "when he has no understanding or heart for it?

He who becomes the parent of a [self-confident] fool does it to his sorrow, and the father of [an empty-headed] fool has no joy [in him].

A man of understanding sets skillful and godly Wisdom before his face, but the eyes of a [self-confident] fool are on the ends of the earth.

A [self-confident] fool has no delight in understanding but only in revealing his personal opinions and himself.

A [self-confident] fool's mouth is his ruin, and his lips are a snare to himself.

Luxury is not fitting for a [self-confident] fool -- "much less for a slave to rule over princes.

There are precious treasures and oil in the dwelling of the wise, but a self-confident and foolish man swallows it up and wastes it.

Speak not in the ears of a [self-confident] fool, for he will despise the [godly] Wisdom of your words.

Like snow in summer and like rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a [self-confident] fool.

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

Answer not a [self-confident] fool according to his folly, lest you also be like him.

Answer a [self-confident] fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes and conceit.

Like he who binds a stone in a sling, so is he who gives honor to a [self-confident] fool.

Like a thorn that goes [without being felt] into the hand of a drunken man, so is a proverb in the mouth of a [self-confident] fool.

He who leans on, trusts in, and is confident of his own mind and heart is a [self-confident] fool, but he who walks in skillful and godly Wisdom shall be delivered.

Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a [self-confident] fool than for him.

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