DescriptionIt is April 1 and I wanted to see what the Wisdom books have to say about Fools.
14:1 The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”
They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds,
there is none who does good.
17 Some were fools through their sinful ways,
and because of their iniquities suffered affliction;
7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;
fools despise wisdom and instruction.
22 “How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple?
How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing
and fools hate knowledge?
8 The wise of heart will receive commandments,
but a babbling fool will come to ruin.
18 The one who conceals hatred has lying lips,
and whoever utters slander is a fool.
21 The lips of the righteous feed many,
but fools die for lack of sense.
16 The vexation of a fool is known at once,
but the prudent ignores an insult.
23 A prudent man conceals knowledge,
but the heart of fools proclaims folly.
9 Fools mock at the guilt offering,
but the upright enjoy acceptance.
16 One who is wise is cautious and turns away from evil,
but a fool is reckless and careless.
32 For the simple are killed by their turning away,
and the complacency of fools destroys them;
35 The wise will inherit honor,
but fools get disgrace.
10:1 The proverbs of Solomon.
A wise son makes a glad father,
but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother.
14 The wise lay up knowledge,
but the mouth of a fool brings ruin near.
23 Doing wrong is like a joke to a fool,
but wisdom is pleasure to a man of understanding.
15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes,
but a wise man listens to advice.
19 A desire fulfilled is sweet to the soul,
but to turn away from evil is an abomination to fools.
20 Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise,
but the companion of fools will suffer harm.
14:1 The wisest of women builds her house,
but folly with her own hands tears it down.
3 By the mouth of a fool comes a rod for his back,
but the lips of the wise will preserve them.
8 The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way,
but the folly of fools is deceiving.
17 A man of quick temper acts foolishly,
and a man of evil devices is hated.
5 A fool despises his father's instruction,
but whoever heeds reproof is prudent.
14 The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge,
but the mouths of fools feed on folly.
10 A rebuke goes deeper into a man of understanding
than a hundred blows into a fool.
12 Let a man meet a she-bear robbed of her cubs
rather than a fool in his folly.
21 He who sires a fool gets himself sorrow,
and the father of a fool has no joy.
24 The discerning sets his face toward wisdom,
but the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.
7 A fool's mouth is his ruin,
and his lips are a snare to his soul.
19:1 Better is a poor person who walks in his integrity
than one who is crooked in speech and is a fool.
3 It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife,
but every fool will be quarreling.
20 Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man's dwelling,
but a foolish man devours it.
9 Do not speak in the hearing of a fool,
for he will despise the good sense of your words.
12 Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes?
There is more hope for a fool than for him.
22 Crush a fool in a mortar with a pestle
along with crushed grain,
yet his folly will not depart from him.
26 Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool,
but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.
11 A fool gives full vent to his spirit,
but a wise man quietly holds it back.
9 Be not quick in your spirit to become angry,
for anger lodges in the bosom of fools.
28 Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise;
when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.
2 A fool takes no pleasure in understanding,
but only in expressing his opinion.
6 A fool's lips walk into a fight,
and his mouth invites a beating.
29 Condemnation is ready for scoffers,
and beating for the backs of fools.
4 Answer not a fool according to his folly,
lest you be like him yourself.
11 Like a dog that returns to his vomit
is a fool who repeats his folly.
3 For a dream comes with much business, and a fool's voice with many words.
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