Passages in the Bible about “the fool”

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Psalms  14:1 The fool has said in his heart there is no God. Proverbs 1:32 The prosperity (our own complacency of feeling smug and satisfaction with oneself) will destroy the fool.

Proverbs 3:35 The wise shall inherit glory but shame shall be the promotion of fools.

Proverbs 15:2 The tongue of the wise uses knowledge (truth) aright but the mouth of fools poureth  out foolishness, things that are silly.

Proverbs 15:5 A fool despises his father’s instruction.

Proverbs 15:4 A wholesome (gentle) tongue is a tree of life (giveth life and health) but perseverance breaks the spirit or brings discouragement .

Proverbs 27:12 A prudent (discrete) man see evil coming and hid himself, but the simple minded (spiritually uneducated fool) will pass by and suffer the consequences. Like many of our teenagers that drive to fast, commit fornication, shop lifting-stealing cars, envy, jealous, taking dares, hazing, peer pressure, argue and fight, will not study the Bible and drink alcohol and take drugs.

Proverbs 10:18 He who spreads slander ( makes a false statement) is a fool. 

Proverbs 15:21 Folly is joy to him who has no good sense. Proverbs 15:12 A scorner (mocker) does not love someone who reproves him, and will not go to a wise person for counsel.

Proverbs 15:31-32 The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise.  He that refuseth instruction (reproof, rebuke, exhortation ) despised his own soul.

Proverbs 17:12 Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than to catch a fool busy in his ridiculous and  silly projects.

Proverbs 17:21 A parent who has a fool for a child is very sorrowful and sad, and never has any joy.

Proverbs 17:28 a fool when he holds his peace is considered wise.

Proverbs 18:7 A fool’s mouth is his destruction and his lips are the snare to his soul. A fool does not want God’s knowledge, wisdom and understanding. Just like the people that stoned Stephen and the apostle Paul and killed the rest of the apostles and Jesus Christ. Why can’t people just  do what God says?

Proverbs 20:3 It is an honor for a man to cease from strife and fighting. But every fool will be meddling, quarreling and fussing.

Proverbs 2:6  A fool’s mouth enters into contention and arguing and looks for a fight.

Proverbs 17:10  Reproof enters more into a wise man than 100 stripes into a fool.

Proverbs 19:1 It is better to be pure and honest than a lying fool.

Proverbs 19:13 A foolish son is a calamity (ruin) to his father. A nagging and contentious wife is a continuous drip, drip, drip.

Proverbs 21:20 There is treasures and oil in the house of the wise. But a fool spends all he or she has, never saving any money. Proverbs 23:9 Do not speak to a fool, for he will despise the wisest wisdom in the world the Bible.

Proverbs 24:7 Wisdom is too high for a fool and has nothing to contribute to important matters. WHY? He will not listen a Christian

Proverbs 24:9 The thought of foolishness is sin. God says think on things that are pure, holy, true. The plans of a fool is sin.

Ecclesiastes 7:9 Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry for anger is resting in the bosom of fools.

Proverbs 29:20 See a man or woman hasty in his words, there is more hope for a fool. There is more hope for a fool than a man that will not be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger.

Proverbs 8:5-7 O ye simple, understand wisdom from god, and ye fools be ye of an understanding heart. Hear, for I will speak excellent things and the truth. Do not be a fool- read the Bible.

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