25 Bible Verses About Fools (ESV)
This is a hand-curated and ranked list of the most relevant Bible verses about Fools (ESV). Verses are ranked by number of votes.
Bible Verses About Fools
2 A fool takes no pleasure in understanding,
but only in expressing his opinion.
11 A fool gives full vent to his spirit,
but a wise man quietly holds it back.
7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge;
fools despise wisdom and instruction.
14 The wise lay up knowledge,
but the mouth of a fool brings ruin near.
9 If a wise man has an argument with a fool,
the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet.
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.
2 The LORD looks down from heaven on the children of man,
to see if there are any who understand,
who seek after God.
3 They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt;
there is none who does good,
not even one.
4 Have they no knowledge, all the evildoers
who eat up my people as they eat bread
and do not call upon the LORD?
7 A fool’s mouth is his ruin,
and his lips are a snare to his soul.
9 Be not quick in your spirit to become angry,
for anger lodges in the heart of fools.
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.
7 Leave the presence of a fool,
for there you do not meet words of knowledge.
8 The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way,
but the folly of fools is deceiving.
9 Fools mock at the guilt offering,
but the upright enjoy acceptance.
6 A fool’s lips walk into a fight,
and his mouth invites a beating.
7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge;
not so the hearts of fools.
22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools,
3 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.
15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes,
but a wise man listens to advice.
26 And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.
3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey,
and a rod for the back of fools.
4 Answer not a fool according to his folly,
lest you be like him yourself.
5 Answer a fool according to his folly,
lest he be wise in his own eyes.
6 Whoever sends a message by the hand of a fool
cuts off his own feet and drinks violence.
7 Like a lame man’s legs, which hang useless,
is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
8 Like one who binds the stone in the sling
is one who gives honor to a fool.
9 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.
23 Doing wrong is like a joke to a fool,
but wisdom is pleasure to a man of understanding.
1 John 4:18
18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
8 Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath!
Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.
5 The fool folds his hands and eats his own flesh.
6 Leave your simple ways, and live,
and walk in the way of insight.”
7 Whoever corrects a scoffer gets himself abuse,
and he who reproves a wicked man incurs injury.
8 Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you;
reprove a wise man, and he will love you.
18 The one who conceals hatred has lying lips,
and whoever utters slander is a fool.
2 Peter 3:9
9 The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
16 Why should a fool have money in his hand to buy wisdom
when he has no sense?