Don’t Be A Fool

Open Thread? Lesson of the Day: Don’t Be A Fool

  1. Proverbs 1:7
    The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction.
    Proverbs 1:6-8 (in Context) Proverbs 1 (Whole Chapter)
  2. Proverbs 1:22
    “ How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? For scorners delight in their scorning, And fools hate knowledge.
    Proverbs 1:21-23 (in Context) Proverbs 1 (Whole Chapter)
  3. Proverbs 1:32
    For the turning away of the simple will slay them, And the complacency of fools will destroy them;
    Proverbs 1:31-33 (in Context) Proverbs 1 (Whole Chapter)
  4. Proverbs 3:35
    The wise shall inherit glory, But shame shall be the legacy of fools.
    Proverbs 3:34-35 (in Context) Proverbs 3 (Whole Chapter)
  5. Proverbs 7:22
    Immediately he went after her, as an ox goes to the slaughter, Or as a fool to the correction of the stocks,
    Proverbs 7:21-23 (in Context) Proverbs 7 (Whole Chapter)
  6. Proverbs 8:5
    O you simple ones, understand prudence, And you fools, be of an understanding heart.
    Proverbs 8:4-6 (in Context) Proverbs 8 (Whole Chapter)
  7. Proverbs 9:6
    Forsake foolishness and live, And go in the way of understanding.
    Proverbs 9:5-7 (in Context) Proverbs 9 (Whole Chapter)
  8. Proverbs 9:13
    [ The Way of Folly ] A foolish woman is clamorous; She is simple, and knows nothing.
    Proverbs 9:12-14 (in Context) Proverbs 9 (Whole Chapter)
  9. Proverbs 10:1
    [ Wise Sayings of Solomon ] The proverbs of Solomon:A wise son makes a glad father, But a foolish son is the grief of his mother.
    Proverbs 10:1-3 (in Context) Proverbs 10 (Whole Chapter)
  10. Proverbs 10:8
    The wise in heart will receive commands, But a prating fool will fall.
    Proverbs 10:7-9 (in Context) Proverbs 10 (Whole Chapter)
  11. Proverbs 10:10
    He who winks with the eye causes trouble, But a prating fool will fall.
    Proverbs 10:9-11 (in Context) Proverbs 10 (Whole Chapter)
  12. Proverbs 10:14
    Wise people store up knowledge, But the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.
    Proverbs 10:13-15 (in Context) Proverbs 10 (Whole Chapter)
  13. Proverbs 10:18
    Whoever hides hatred has lying lips, And whoever spreads slander is a fool.
    Proverbs 10:17-19 (in Context) Proverbs 10 (Whole Chapter)
  14. Proverbs 10:21
    The lips of the righteous feed many, But fools die for lack of wisdom.
    Proverbs 10:20-22 (in Context) Proverbs 10 (Whole Chapter)
  15. Proverbs 10:23
    To do evil is like sport to a fool, But a man of understanding has wisdom.
    Proverbs 10:22-24 (in Context) Proverbs 10 (Whole Chapter)
  16. Proverbs 11:29
    He who troubles his own house will inherit the wind, And the fool will be servant to the wise of heart.
    Proverbs 11:28-30 (in Context) Proverbs 11 (Whole Chapter)
  17. Proverbs 12:15
    The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But he who heeds counsel is wise.
    Proverbs 12:14-16 (in Context) Proverbs 12 (Whole Chapter)
  18. Proverbs 12:16
    A fool’s wrath is known at once, But a prudent man covers shame.
    Proverbs 12:15-17 (in Context) Proverbs 12 (Whole Chapter)
  19. Proverbs 12:23
    A prudent man conceals knowledge, But the heart of fools proclaims foolishness.
    Proverbs 12:22-24 (in Context) Proverbs 12 (Whole Chapter)
  20. Proverbs 13:16
    Every prudent man acts with knowledge, But a fool lays open his folly.
    Proverbs 13:15-17 (in Context) Proverbs 13 (Whole Chapter)
  21. Proverbs 13:19
    A desire accomplished is sweet to the soul, But it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil.
    Proverbs 13:18-20 (in Context) Proverbs 13 (Whole Chapter)
  22. Proverbs 13:20
    He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will be destroyed.
    Proverbs 13:19-21 (in Context) Proverbs 13 (Whole Chapter)
  23. Proverbs 14:1
    The wise woman builds her house,But the foolish pulls it down with her hands.
    Proverbs 14:1-3 (in Context) Proverbs 14 (Whole Chapter)
  24. Proverbs 14:3
    In the mouth of a fool is a rod of pride, But the lips of the wise will preserve them.
    Proverbs 14:2-4 (in Context) Proverbs 14 (Whole Chapter)
  25. Proverbs 14:7
    Go from the presence of a foolish man, When you do not perceive in him the lips of knowledge.
    Proverbs 14:6-8 (in Context) Proverbs 14 (Whole Chapter)
  26. Proverbs 14:8
    The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way, But the folly of fools is deceit.
    Proverbs 14:7-9 (in Context) Proverbs 14 (Whole Chapter)
  27. Proverbs 14:9
    Fools mock at sin, But among the upright there is favor.
    Proverbs 14:8-10 (in Context) Proverbs 14 (Whole Chapter)
  28. Proverbs 14:16
    A wise man fears and departs from evil, But a fool rages and is self-confident.
    Proverbs 14:15-17 (in Context) Proverbs 14 (Whole Chapter)
  29. Proverbs 14:17
    A quick-tempered man acts foolishly, And a man of wicked intentions is hated.
    Proverbs 14:16-18 (in Context) Proverbs 14 (Whole Chapter)
  30. Proverbs 14:24
    The crown of the wise is their riches, But the foolishness of fools is folly.
    Proverbs 14:23-25 (in Context) Proverbs 14 (Whole Chapter)
  31. Proverbs 14:33
    Wisdom rests in the heart of him who has understanding, But what is in the heart of fools is made known.
    Proverbs 14:32-34 (in Context) Proverbs 14 (Whole Chapter)
  32. Proverbs 15:2
    The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, But the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness.
    Proverbs 15:1-3 (in Context) Proverbs 15 (Whole Chapter)
  33. Proverbs 15:5
    A fool despises his father’s instruction, But he who receives correction is prudent.
    Proverbs 15:4-6 (in Context) Proverbs 15 (Whole Chapter)
  34. Proverbs 15:7
    The lips of the wise disperse knowledge, But the heart of the fool does not do so.
    Proverbs 15:6-8 (in Context) Proverbs 15 (Whole Chapter)
  35. Proverbs 15:14
    The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, But the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness.
    Proverbs 15:13-15 (in Context) Proverbs 15 (Whole Chapter)
  36. Proverbs 15:20
    A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish man despises his mother.
    Proverbs 15:19-21 (in Context) Proverbs 15 (Whole Chapter)
  37. Proverbs 16:22
    Understanding is a wellspring of life to him who has it. But the correction of fools is folly.
    Proverbs 16:21-23 (in Context) Proverbs 16 (Whole Chapter)
  38. Proverbs 17:7
    Excellent speech is not becoming to a fool, Much less lying lips to a prince.
    Proverbs 17:6-8 (in Context) Proverbs 17 (Whole Chapter)
  39. Proverbs 17:10
    Rebuke is more effective for a wise manThan a hundred blows on a fool.
    Proverbs 17:9-11 (in Context) Proverbs 17 (Whole Chapter)
  40. Proverbs 17:12
    Let a man meet a bear robbed of her cubs, Rather than a fool in his folly.
    Proverbs 17:11-13 (in Context) Proverbs 17 (Whole Chapter)
  41. Proverbs 17:16
    Why is there in the hand of a fool the purchase price of wisdom, Since he has no heart for it?
    Proverbs 17:15-17 (in Context) Proverbs 17 (Whole Chapter)
  42. Proverbs 17:21
    He who begets a scoffer does so to his sorrow, And the father of a fool has no joy.
    Proverbs 17:20-22 (in Context) Proverbs 17 (Whole Chapter)
  43. Proverbs 17:24
    Wisdom is in the sight of him who has understanding, But the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.
    Proverbs 17:23-25 (in Context) Proverbs 17 (Whole Chapter)
  44. Proverbs 17:25
    A foolish son is a grief to his father, And bitterness to her who bore him.
    Proverbs 17:24-26 (in Context) Proverbs 17 (Whole Chapter)
  45. Proverbs 17:28
    Even a fool is counted wise when he holds his peace; When he shuts his lips, he is considered perceptive.
    Proverbs 17:27-28 (in Context) Proverbs 17 (Whole Chapter)
  46. Proverbs 18:2
    A fool has no delight in understanding, But in expressing his own heart.
    Proverbs 18:1-3 (in Context) Proverbs 18 (Whole Chapter)
  47. Proverbs 18:6
    A fool’s lips enter into contention, And his mouth calls for blows.
    Proverbs 18:5-7 (in Context) Proverbs 18 (Whole Chapter)
  48. Proverbs 18:7
    A fool’s mouth is his destruction, And his lips are the snare of his soul.
    Proverbs 18:6-8 (in Context) Proverbs 18 (Whole Chapter)
  49. Proverbs 19:1
    Better is the poor who walks in his integrityThan one who is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.
    Proverbs 19:1-3 (in Context) Proverbs 19 (Whole Chapter)
  50. Proverbs 19:3
    The foolishness of a man twists his way, And his heart frets against the LORD.
    Proverbs 19:2-4 (in Context) Proverbs 19 (Whole Chapter)
  51. Proverbs 19:10
    Luxury is not fitting for a fool, Much less for a servant to rule over princes.
    Proverbs 19:9-11 (in Context) Proverbs 19 (Whole Chapter)
  52. Proverbs 19:13
    A foolish son is the ruin of his father, And the contentions of a wife are a continual dripping.
    Proverbs 19:12-14 (in Context) Proverbs 19 (Whole Chapter)
  53. Proverbs 19:29
    Judgments are prepared for scoffers, And beatings for the backs of fools.
    Proverbs 19:28-29 (in Context) Proverbs 19 (Whole Chapter)
  54. Proverbs 20:3
    It is honorable for a man to stop striving, Since any fool can start a quarrel.
    Proverbs 20:2-4 (in Context) Proverbs 20 (Whole Chapter)
  55. Proverbs 21:20
    There is desirable treasure, And oil in the dwelling of the wise, But a foolish man squanders it.
    Proverbs 21:19-21 (in Context) Proverbs 21 (Whole Chapter)
  56. Proverbs 22:15
    Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; The rod of correction will drive it far from him.
    Proverbs 22:14-16 (in Context) Proverbs 22 (Whole Chapter)
  57. Proverbs 23:9
    Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, For he will despise the wisdom of your words.
    Proverbs 23:8-10 (in Context) Proverbs 23 (Whole Chapter)
  58. Proverbs 24:7
    Wisdom is too lofty for a fool; He does not open his mouth in the gate.
    Proverbs 24:6-8 (in Context) Proverbs 24 (Whole Chapter)
  59. Proverbs 24:9
    The devising of foolishness is sin, And the scoffer is an abomination to men.
    Proverbs 24:8-10 (in Context) Proverbs 24 (Whole Chapter)
  60. Proverbs 26:1
    As snow in summer and rain in harvest,So honor is not fitting for a fool.
    Proverbs 26:1-3 (in Context) Proverbs 26 (Whole Chapter)
  61. Proverbs 26:3
    A whip for the horse, A bridle for the donkey, And a rod for the fool’s back.
    Proverbs 26:2-4 (in Context) Proverbs 26 (Whole Chapter)
  62. Proverbs 26:4
    Do not answer a fool according to his folly, Lest you also be like him.
    Proverbs 26:3-5 (in Context) Proverbs 26 (Whole Chapter)
  63. Proverbs 26:5
    Answer a fool according to his folly, Lest he be wise in his own eyes.
    Proverbs 26:4-6 (in Context) Proverbs 26 (Whole Chapter)
  64. Proverbs 26:6
    He who sends a message by the hand of a fool Cuts off his own feet and drinks violence.
    Proverbs 26:5-7 (in Context) Proverbs 26 (Whole Chapter)
  65. Proverbs 26:7
    Like the legs of the lame that hang limp Is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
    Proverbs 26:6-8 (in Context) Proverbs 26 (Whole Chapter)
  66. Proverbs 26:8
    Like one who binds a stone in a sling Is he who gives honor to a fool.
    Proverbs 26:7-9 (in Context) Proverbs 26 (Whole Chapter)
  67. Proverbs 26:9
    Like a thorn that goes into the hand of a drunkard Is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
    Proverbs 26:8-10 (in Context) Proverbs 26 (Whole Chapter)
  68. Proverbs 26:10
    The great God who formed everything Gives the fool his hire and the transgressor his wages.
    Proverbs 26:9-11 (in Context) Proverbs 26 (Whole Chapter)
  69. Proverbs 26:11
    As a dog returns to his own vomit, So a fool repeats his folly.
    Proverbs 26:10-12 (in Context) Proverbs 26 (Whole Chapter)
  70. Proverbs 26:12
    Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
    Proverbs 26:11-13 (in Context) Proverbs 26 (Whole Chapter)
  71. Proverbs 27:3
    A stone is heavy and sand is weighty, But a fool’s wrath is heavier than both of them.
    Proverbs 27:2-4 (in Context) Proverbs 27 (Whole Chapter)
  72. Proverbs 27:22
    Though you grind a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain, Yet his foolishness will not depart from him.
    Proverbs 27:21-23 (in Context) Proverbs 27 (Whole Chapter)
  73. Proverbs 28:26
    He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, But whoever walks wisely will be delivered.
    Proverbs 28:25-27 (in Context) Proverbs 28 (Whole Chapter)
  74. Proverbs 29:9
    If a wise man contends with a foolish man, Whether the fool rages or laughs, there is no peace.
    Proverbs 29:8-10 (in Context) Proverbs 29 (Whole Chapter)
  75. Proverbs 29:11
    A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back.
    Proverbs 29:10-12 (in Context) Proverbs 29 (Whole Chapter)
  76. Proverbs 29:20
    Do you see a man hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
    Proverbs 29:19-21 (in Context) Proverbs 29 (Whole Chapter)
  77. Proverbs 30:22
    For a servant when he reigns, A fool when he is filled with food,
    Proverbs 30:21-23 (in Context) Proverbs 30 (Whole Chapter)
  78. Proverbs 30:32
    If you have been foolish in exalting yourself, Or if you have devised evil, put your hand on your mouth.
    Proverbs 30:31-33 (in Context) Proverbs 30 (Whole Chapter)


The fool has said in his heart,
“There is no God.”
They are corrupt,
They have done abominable works,
There is none who does good.

Psalm 14:1

The fool has said in his heart,
“There is no God.”
They are corrupt, and have done abominable iniquity;
There is none who does good.

Psalm 53:1

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