It is April 1 and I wanted to see what the Wisdom books have to say about Fools.
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Psalm 14:1

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.

Psalm 107:17

17 Some were fools through their sinful ways,
and because of their iniquities suffered affliction;

Proverbs 1:7

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;
fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 1:22

22 “How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple?
How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing
and fools hate knowledge?

Proverbs 10:8

The wise of heart will receive commandments,
but a babbling fool will come to ruin.

Proverbs 10:18

18 The one who conceals hatred has lying lips,
and whoever utters slander is a fool.

Proverbs 10:21

21 The lips of the righteous feed many,
but fools die for lack of sense.

Proverbs 12:16

16 The vexation of a fool is known at once,
but the prudent ignores an insult.

Proverbs 12:23

23 A prudent man conceals knowledge,
but the heart of fools proclaims folly.

Proverbs 14:9

Fools mock at the guilt offering,
but the upright enjoy acceptance.

Proverbs 14:16

16 One who is wise is cautious and turns away from evil,
but a fool is reckless and careless.

Proverbs 1:32

32 For the simple are killed by their turning away,
and the complacency of fools destroys them;

Proverbs 3:35

35 The wise will inherit honor,
but fools get disgrace.

Proverbs 10:1

10:1 The proverbs of Solomon.

A wise son makes a glad father,
but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother.

Proverbs 10:14

14 The wise lay up knowledge,
but the mouth of a fool brings ruin near.

Proverbs 10:23

23 Doing wrong is like a joke to a fool,
but wisdom is pleasure to a man of understanding.

Proverbs 12:15

15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes,
but a wise man listens to advice.

Proverbs 13:19

19 A desire fulfilled is sweet to the soul,
but to turn away from evil is an abomination to fools.

Proverbs 13:20

20 Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise,
but the companion of fools will suffer harm.

Proverbs 14:1

14:1 The wisest of women builds her house,
but folly with her own hands tears it down.

Proverbs 14:3

By the mouth of a fool comes a rod for his back,
but the lips of the wise will preserve them.

Proverbs 14:8

The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way,
but the folly of fools is deceiving.

Proverbs 14:17

17 A man of quick temper acts foolishly,
and a man of evil devices is hated.

Proverbs 15:5

A fool despises his father's instruction,
but whoever heeds reproof is prudent.

Proverbs 15:14

14 The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge,
but the mouths of fools feed on folly.

Proverbs 17:10

10 A rebuke goes deeper into a man of understanding
than a hundred blows into a fool.

Proverbs 17:12

12 Let a man meet a she-bear robbed of her cubs
rather than a fool in his folly.

Proverbs 17:21

21 He who sires a fool gets himself sorrow,
and the father of a fool has no joy.

Proverbs 17:24

24 The discerning sets his face toward wisdom,
but the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.

Proverbs 18:7

A fool's mouth is his ruin,
and his lips are a snare to his soul.

Proverbs 19:1

19:1 Better is a poor person who walks in his integrity
than one who is crooked in speech and is a fool.

Proverbs 20:3

It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife,
but every fool will be quarreling.

Proverbs 21:20

20 Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man's dwelling,
but a foolish man devours it.

Proverbs 23:9

Do not speak in the hearing of a fool,
for he will despise the good sense of your words.

Proverbs 26:12

12 Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes?
There is more hope for a fool than for him.

Proverbs 27:22

22 Crush a fool in a mortar with a pestle
along with crushed grain,
yet his folly will not depart from him.

Proverbs 28:26

26 Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool,
but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.

Proverbs 29:11

11 A fool gives full vent to his spirit,
but a wise man quietly holds it back.

Ecclesiastes 7:9

Be not quick in your spirit to become angry,
for anger lodges in the bosom of fools.

Proverbs 17:28

28 Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise;
when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.

Proverbs 18:2

A fool takes no pleasure in understanding,
but only in expressing his opinion.

Proverbs 18:6

A fool's lips walk into a fight,
and his mouth invites a beating.

Proverbs 19:29

29 Condemnation is ready for scoffers,
and beating for the backs of fools.

Proverbs 26:4

Answer not a fool according to his folly,
lest you be like him yourself.

Proverbs 26:11

11 Like a dog that returns to his vomit
is a fool who repeats his folly.

Ecclesiastes 5:3

For a dream comes with much business, and a fool's voice with many words.

Created by Kerry Layton on 04/01/2014 | 9727 views