25 Bible Verses About Fool (ESV)

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This is a hand-curated and ranked list of the most relevant Bible verses about Fool (ESV). Verses are ranked by number of votes.

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Proverbs 18:2

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

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Proverbs 29:11

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

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Proverbs 1:7

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

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Proverbs 18:6

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

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Proverbs 29:9

  If a wise man has an argument with a fool,
    the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet.

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Matthew 5:22

22 But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire.

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Proverbs 28:26

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

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Proverbs 26:19

19   is the man who deceives his neighbor
    and says, “I am only joking!”

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Proverbs 10:23

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

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Proverbs 18:7

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

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Proverbs 26:3-12

  A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey,
    and a rod for the back of fools.
  Answer not a fool according to his folly,
    lest you be like him yourself.
  Answer a fool according to his folly,
    lest he be wise in his own eyes.
  Whoever sends a message by the hand of a fool
    cuts off his own feet and drinks violence.
  Like a lame man’s legs, which hang useless,
    is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
  Like one who binds the stone in the sling
    is one who gives honor to a fool.
  Like a thorn that goes up into the hand of a drunkard
    is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
10   Like an archer who wounds everyone
    is one who hires a passing fool or drunkard.
11   Like a dog that returns to his vomit
    is a fool who repeats his folly.
12   Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes?
    There is more hope for a fool than for him.

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Titus 3:1-11

3:1 Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people. For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another. But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. The saying is trustworthy, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works. These things are excellent and profitable for people. But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless. 10 As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him, 11 knowing that such a person is warped and sinful; he is self-condemned.

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Proverbs 14:7-9

  Leave the presence of a fool,
    for there you do not meet words of knowledge.
  The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way,
    but the folly of fools is deceiving.
  Fools mock at the guilt offering,
    but the upright enjoy acceptance.

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Proverbs 17:28

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

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Proverbs 14:16

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

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Proverbs 23:9

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

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Psalm 14:1

To the choirmaster. Of David.

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.

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Proverbs 3:35

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

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Proverbs 12:16

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

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Proverbs 13:20

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

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Ecclesiastes 7:9

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

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Proverbs 15:2

  The tongue of the wise commends knowledge,
    but the mouths of fools pour out folly.

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Proverbs 14:15

15   The simple believes everything,
    but the prudent gives thought to his steps.

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Proverbs 15:21

21   Folly is a joy to him who lacks sense,
    but a man of understanding walks straight ahead.

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Proverbs 20:3

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

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