James 5:1 (KJV) Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Fool, According to Scripture

Avoid being a fool ... or putting up with one. This is an age of fools.
Proverbs 10:21
The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.

Proverbs 10:23
It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.

Proverbs 11:29
He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.

Proverbs 12:15
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.

Proverbs 13:16
Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.

Proverbs 13:19
The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.

Proverbs 14:7
Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.
Proverbs 14:33
Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known.
Proverbs 17:10
A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.
Proverbs 17:28
Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
Proverbs 23:9
Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.
Proverbs 26:4
Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.
Proverbs 26:7
The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.
Proverbs 29:11
A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.
Proverbs 29:20
Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
Ecclesiastes 7:5
It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools.
Ecclesiastes 7:9
Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.
Ecclesiastes 9:17
The words of wise men are heard in quiet more than the cry of him that ruleth among fools.
2 Timothy 2:23
But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.
1 Peter 2:15
For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: