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Fool, Foolish,
Foolishness

 

*A Fool

Psalm 74:22 “Do arise, O Elohim, and plead Your own cause; remember how the foolish man reproaches You all day long.”

Prov 1:7 “The fear of Yehovah is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.”

Prov 1:32 “For the waywardness of the naive shall kill them, and the complacency of fools shall destroy them.”

Prov 10:1 “A wise son makes a father glad, but a foolish son is a grief to his mother.”

Prov 10:18 “He who conceals hatred has lying lips, and he who spreads slander is a fool.”

Prov 10:23 “Doing wickedness is like sport to a fool; and so is wisdom to a man of understanding.”

Prov 13:16 “Every prudent man acts with knowledge, but a fool displays folly.”

Prov 13:19 “Desire realized is sweet to the soul, but it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil.”

Prov 14:7 “Leave the presence of a fool, or you will not discern words of knowledge.”

Prov 14:8 “The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way, but the folly of fools is deceit.”

Prov 14:16 “A wise man is cautious and turns away from evil, but a fool is arrogant and careless.”

Prov 14:33 “Wisdom rests in the heart of one who has understanding, but in the bosom of fools it is made known.”

Prov 15:2 “The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable, but the mouth of fools spouts folly.”

Prov 15:7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge, but the heart of foolish are not so.

Prov 15:14 “The heart of the intelligent seeks knowledge, but the mouth of fools feeds on folly.”

Prov 17:10 “A rebuke goes deeper into one who has understanding than a hundred blows into a fool.”

Prov 17:12 “Let a man meet a bear robbed of her cubs, rather than a fool in his folly.”

Prov 17:16 “Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, when he has no heart?”

Prov 17:21 “He who begets a fool does so to his sorrow, and the father of a fool has no joy.”

Prov 17:24 “Wisdom is in the presence of the one who has understanding, but the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.”

Prov 17:25 A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her who bore him.

Prov 18:2 “A fool does not delight in understanding, but only in revealing his own mind.”

Prov 18:6 A fool’s lips bring strife, and his mouth calls for blows.”

Prov 18:7 “A fool’s mouth is his ruin, and his lips are the snare of his soul.”

Prov 19:3 “The foolishness of man subverts his way, and his heart rages against Yehovah.”

Prov 19:13 “A foolish son is destruction to his father, and the contentions of a wife are a constant dripping.”

Prov 19:29 “Judgments are prepared for scoffers, and blows for the back of fools.”

Prov 20:3 “Keeping away from strife is an honor for a man, but any fool will quarrel.”

Prov 21:20 “There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise, but a foolish man swallows it up.”

Prov 23:9 “Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, for he will despise the wisdom of your words.”

Prov 26:1 “Like snow in summer and like rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a fool.”

Prov 26:3 “A whip is for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the back of fools.”

Prov 26:4 “Do not answer a fool according to his folly, lest you also be like him.”

Prov 26:5 “Answer a fool as his folly deserves, lest he be wise in his own eyes.”

Prov 26:6 “He cuts off his own feet, and drinks violence who sends a message by the hand of a fool.”

Prov 26:7 “Like the legs which hang down from the lame, so is a proverb in the mouth of fools.”

Prov 26:8 “Like one who binds a stone in a sling, so is he who gives honor to a fool.”

Prov 26:9 “Like a thorn which falls into the hand of a drunkard, so is a proverb in the mouth of fools.”

Prov 26:10 “Like an archer who wounds everyone, so is he who hires a fool or who hires those who pass by.”

Prov 26:11 “Like a dog that returns to its vomit is a fool who repeats his folly.”

Prov 26:12 “Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.”

Prov 27:3 “A stone is heavy and the sand weighty, but the provocation of a fool is heavier than both of them.”

Prov 27:22 “Though you pound a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain, yet his folly will not depart from him.”

Prov 24:7 “Wisdom is too high for a fool, he does not open his mouth in the gate.”

Prov 26:1 “Like snow in summer and like rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a fool.”

Prov 26:3 “A whip is for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the back of fools.”

Prov 26:4 “Do not answer a fool according to his folly, lest you also be like him.”

Prov 26:5 “Answer a fool as his folly deserves, lest he be wise in his own eyes.”

Prov 26:6 “He cuts off his own feet, and drinks violence who sends a message by the hand of a fool.”

Prov 26:7 “Like the legs which hang down from the lame, so is a proverb in the mouth of fools.”

Prov 26:8 “Like one who binds a stone in a sling, so is he who gives honor to a fool.”

Prov 26:9 “Like a thorn which falls into the hand of a drunkard, so is a proverb in the mouth of fools.”

Prov 26:10 “Like an archer who wounds everyone, so is he who hires a fool or who hires those who pass by.”

Prov 26:11 “Like a dog that returns to its vomit is a fool who repeats his folly.”

Prov 26:12 “Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.”

Prov 27:3 “A stone is heavy and the sand weighty, but the provocation of a fool is heavier than both of them.”

Prov 28:26 “He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, but he who walks wisely will be delivered.”

Prov 29:9 “When a wise man has a controversy with a foolish man, the foolish man either rages or laughs, and there is no rest.”

Prov 29:11 “A fool always loses his temper, but a wise man holds it back.”

Prov 30:32 “If you have been foolish in exalting yourself or if you have plotted evil, put your hand on your mouth.”

Eccl 4:13 “A poor, yet wise lad is better than an old and foolish king who no longer knows how to receive instruction.”

Ecclesiastes 10:2-3 “A wise man’s heart directs him toward the right, but the foolish man’s heart directs him toward the left. Even when the fool walks along the road his sense is lacking,and he demonstrates to everyone that he is a fool.”

Ecclesiastes 10:12-14 “Words from the mouth of a wise man are gracious, while the lips of a fool consume him; the beginning of his talking is folly, and the end of it is wicked madness. Yet the fool multiplies words. No man knows what will happen, and who can tell him what will come after him?”

*Sin Is Foolishness

Titus 3:3 “For we also once were foolish ourselves, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various lusts and pleasures, spending our life in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another.”

*Foolish Talk

Ephesians 5:3-4 But do not let fornication or any impurity or greed even be named among you, as is proper among saints; and there must be no filthiness and foolish-talk, or coarse-jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving-of-thanks.”

2 Timothy 2:23 “But refuse foolish and ignorant speculations, knowing that they produce quarrels.”

Titus 3:9 “But shun foolish controversies and genealogies and strife and disputes about the Law; for they are unprofitable and worthless.”

*Calling Someone a Fool Without Cause

Matthew 5:22 “But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother without cause shall be guilty before the court; and whoever shall say to his brother, ‘Raca,’ shall be guilty before the supreme court; and whoever shall say, ‘You fool,’ shall be guilty enought to go into the fire of hell.”

*Those Who Do Not Act Upon Jesus’ Words

Matthew 7:26-27 “And everyone who hears these words of Mine, and does not act upon them, will be like a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand. And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and burst against that house; and it fell, and great was its fall.”

*Those Who Who Are Not Prepared for Jesus Return Now!

Matthew 25:1-13 “Then the kingdom of heaven will be comparable to ten virgins, who took their lamps, and went out to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were foolish, and five were prudent. For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the prudent took oil in flasks along with their lamps. Now while the bridegroom was delaying, they all got drowsy and began to sleep. But at midnight there was a shout, ‘Behold, the bridegroom—Come out to meet him.’ Then all those virgins rose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said to the prudent, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ But the prudent answered, saying, ‘No, there will not be enough for us and you too; go instead to the dealers and buy some for yourselves.’ And while they were going away to make the purchase, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast; and the door was shut. And later the other virgins also came, saying, ‘Lord, lord, open up for us.’ But he answered and said, ‘Truly I say to you, I do not know you.’ Be on the alert then, for you do not know the day nor the hour.”

*Foolishness Comes from the Heart

Mark 7:20-23 “And He was saying, “That which proceeds out of the man, that is what defiles the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed the evil thoughts, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries, deeds of coveting and wickedness, as well as deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride and foolishness. All these evil things proceed from within and defile the man.”

*Those Who Trust in Works for Salvation

Luke 11:39-41 “But the Lord said to him, ‘Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and of the platter; but inside of you, you are full of robbery and wickedness. You foolish ones, did not He who made the outside make the inside also? But give that which is within as charity, and then all things are clean for you.’”

*Those Who Store Treasures on Earth

Luke 12:19-21 “And I will say to my soul, ‘Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry.’ But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?’ So is the man who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”

*Men Who Do Not Believe the Bible

Luke 24:25-27 And He said to them, “O foolish men and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and to enter into His glory? And beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, He explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures.”

*Atheist Called Fools

Psalm 14:1, 53:1 “The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God.’”

Romans 1:20-23 “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. For even though they know God, they did not honor Him as God, or give thanks; but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, And exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.”

*The Cross to of Christ

1 Corinthians 1:18 “For the word of the cross is to those who are perishing foolishness, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”

1 Corinthians 1:23 “But we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block, and to Gentiles foolishness”

*The Foolishness of God

1 Corinthians 1:25 “Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.”

1 Corinthians 1:26-28 “For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble; but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong, and the base things of the world and the despised, God has chosen, the things that are not, that He might nullify the things that are.”

*The Things of the Spirit to the Soulish Man

1 Corinthians 2:14 “But a man who is motivated-and-controlled-through-his-soul does not accept the things of the Spirit of God; for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are discerned through the spirit.”

*The Road to Wisdom

1 Corinthians 3:18-21 “Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become foolish that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness before God. For it is written, ‘He is the one who catches the wise in their craftiness’; and again, ‘The Lord knows the reasonings of the wise, that they are useless.’ So then let no one boast in men. For all things belong to you.”

*To Be Deceived

Galatians 3:1 “You foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified?”

*To Seek Perfection Through the Strength of the Flesh

Galatians 3:3 “Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh?”

*To Not Know God’s Will

Ephesians 5:15-17 “Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men, but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” (Ephesians 5:15-17)

*Seeking to Be Rich

Jeremiah 17:11 “As a partridge that hatches eggs which it has not laid, so is he who makes a fortune, but unjustly; in the midst of his days it will forsake him, and in the end he will be a fool.”

1 Timothy 6:9-11 “But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith, and pierced themselves with many a pang. But flee from these things, you man of God and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness.”

*Salvation Through Faith, Not Followed By Works

James 2:20 “But are You willing to recognize, you foolish fellow, that faith without works is useless?”

James 2:24 “You see that a man is justified by works, and not by faith alone.”

James 2:26 “For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.”

*Foolish Prophets

Lamentations 2:14 “Your prophets have seen for you False and foolish visions; and they have not exposed your iniquity so as to restore you from captivity, But they have seen for you false and misleading oracles.”

Ezekiel 13:3 “Thus says Adonai-Yehovah, ‘Woe to the foolish prophets who are following their-own-spirit and have seen nothing.’”

*How to Silence the Foolish

1 Peter 2:15 “For such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men.”

*Hebrew & Greek

lywIa> 1) a fool, foolish. 2) an ungodly wicked person. 3) to be foolish. 4) one who despises wisdom. 5) one who mocks when guilty. 6) one who is quarrelsome. Adjective: masculine singular, 191, from an unused root lw'a; to be foolish. 1/12, 31/CD, 37/CD, 42/CD.

yliwIa> foolish. Adjective: masculine singular nominative, 196; from lywIa> a fool, foolish, 191. Zech 11:15. 1/12, 31/CD, 37/CD, 42/CD.

tl,W<ai foolishness, folly. Noun: feminine singular nominative, 200; same as lywIa> a fool, ungodly wicked person, 191. Prov 12:23. 1/12, 31/CD, 37/CD, 42/CD.

ll'h; Poel: to make foolish, to shame. 2) to make a fool of, make into a fool. Hithpoel: to be or become mad, act madly, act like a madman. Verb: 3rd masculine singular, 1984. Job 12:17. 1/189, 31/CD, 37/CD, 42/CD.

la'y: Qal 1) to be foolish, act foolishly. Niphal 1) to show wicked folly. 2) to become fools. Verb: 1st person singular, 2973. 1/288, 31/CD, 37/CD, 42/CD.

ls'K; to be foolish, stupid, Jer 10:8. Verb: 3rd masculine singular, 3688. 1/387, 31/CD, 37/CD, 42/CD.

lysiK] fool, stupid fellow, dullard, simpleton, arrogant one. One who is deficient in judgment, sense, or understanding. Noun: masculine singular, 3684; from ls'K; to be foolish, 3688. 1/387, 31/CD, 37/CD, 42/CD.

lben: to act foolishly, Prov 30:32. Piel lBenI to regard a foolish, lightly esteem, despise, treat with contempt. Verb: 3rd masculine singular, 5034. 1/532, 31/CD, 37/CD, 42/CD.

lb;n: 1) foolish, senseless, fool. 2) wicked, ungodly. Adjective: masculine singular, 5036; from lben: to act foolishly, 5034. 1/532, 31/CD, 37/CD, 42/CD.

lk's; to be foolish, a fool. Niphal to act or do foolishly, wickedly. Piel to render foolish, to frustrate. Hiphil to act foolishly, play the fool. Verb: 1st person singular, 5528. 1/576, 31/CD, 37/CD, 42/CD.

lk;s; fool. Noun: masculine singular, 5530; from lk's; to be foolish, 5528. 1/576, 31/CD, 37/CD, 42/CD.

ytiP], ytiP,, yait;P] 1) simplicity, foolishness, prov 1:22. 2) Adjective simple, foolish, open-minded, inexperienced, ignorant. Noun: feminine singular, 6612; from , 6601to be open, wide. 1/, 31/CD, 37/CD, 42/CD.

lpeT; 1) anything unseasoned, unsavory, Job 6:6. 2) metaph insipid, foolish, Lam 2:14. Adjective, Noun: masculine singular, 8602; from an unused root meaning to smear. 1/720, 31/CD, 37/CD, 42/CD.

ajnovhto", ajnovnhto", ou, oJ, hJ 1) foolish, not understanding, unwise. 2) not understood, unintelligible. 3) not within the realm of thought, unintelligent. Adjective, masculine singular nominative, 453; from a as a negative particle, 1, & noievw to perceive with the mind, understand, 3539. 2/31, 26/CD, 28/CD, 31/CD, 37/CD.

a[sofo" foolish, unwise, silly. 2) destitute of wisdom, of Christian wisdom. Adjective: masculine singular, 781; from a as a negative particle, 1, & sofov" wise, 4680. 2/56, 26/CD, 28/CD, 31/CD, 37/CD.

ajsuvneto", ou, oJ, hJ 1) unintellient, dull, stupid, Matt 15:16. 2) reckless, perverse, Rom 1:21. 3) unenlightened, heathenish, Rom 10:19. Adjective: masculine singular nominative, 801; from a as a negative particle, 1, & sunetov" intelligent, having understanding, 4908. 2/57, 26/CD, 28/CD, 31/CD, 37/CD.

a[frwn, ono", oJ, hJ 1) boastfully foolish, vain, senseless, stupid, silly. 2) without reason. 3) without intelligent reflection or acting rashly. 4) unwise, inconsiderate, simple, foolish. Adjective: masculine singular, 878; from a as a negative particle, 1, & frhvn the mind, 5424. 2/63, 26/CD, 28/CD, 31/CD, 37/CD.

mwriva foolishness. Noun: feminine singular nominative, 3472. 1 Cor 1:18. 2/274, 26/CD, 28/CD, 31/CD, 37/CD.

mwrologiva foolish or silly talk. Noun: Noun: feminine singular nominative, 3473; from mwrov" foolish, 3474, & lovgo" word, speech, 3056. 2/274, 26/CD, 28/CD31/CD, 37/CD.

mwraivnw to be foolish, to play the fool. Verb: 1st person singular, 3471; from mwrov" fool, foolish, 3474. 2/274, 26/CD, 28/CD, 31/CD, 37/CD.

mwrov" foolish, dull, Matt 7:26. 2) a fool, Matt 5:22. 3) godless. Adjective: masculine singular nominative, 3474. 2/274, 26/CD, 28/CD, 31/CD, 37/CD.

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