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Top 25 Bible Verses About Fool (NIV)

This is a hand-curated and ranked list of 25 of the most relevant Bible verses about Fool (NIV). Verses are ranked by number of votes.

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Proverbs 18:2

553 votes
2 A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions.

Proverbs 29:11

263 votes
11 A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.

Proverbs 1:7

258 votes
7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.

Proverbs 18:6

225 votes
6 A fool's lips bring him strife, and his mouth invites a beating.

Proverbs 29:9

220 votes
9 If a wise man goes to court with a fool, the fool rages and scoffs, and there is no peace.

Matthew 5:22

185 votes
22 But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother, 'Raca, 'is answerable to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, 'You fool!' will be in danger of the fire of hell.

Proverbs 28:26

177 votes
26 He who trusts in himself is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom is kept safe.

Proverbs 26:19

158 votes
19 is a man who deceives his neighbor and says, "I was only joking!"

Proverbs 10:23

130 votes
23 A fool finds pleasure in evil conduct, but a man of understanding delights in wisdom.

Proverbs 18:7

127 votes
7 A fool's mouth is his undoing, and his lips are a snare to his soul.

Proverbs 26:3-12

117 votes
3 A whip for the horse, a halter for the donkey, and a rod for the backs of fools! 4 Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you will be like him yourself. 5 Answer a fool according to his folly, or he will be wise in his own eyes. 6 Like cutting off one's feet or drinking violence is the sending of a message by the hand of a fool. 7 Like a lame man's legs that hang limp is a proverb in the mouth of a fool. 8 Like tying a stone in a sling is the giving of honor to a fool. 9 Like a thornbush in a drunkard's hand is a proverb in the mouth of a fool. 10 Like an archer who wounds at random is he who hires a fool or any passer-by. 11 As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his folly. 12 Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

Titus 3:1-11

107 votes
1 Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, 2 to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and to show true humility toward all men. 3 At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. 4 But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, 5 he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. 8 This is a trustworthy saying. And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good. These things are excellent and profitable for everyone. 9 But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless. 10 Warn a divisive person once, and then warn him a second time. After that, have nothing to do with him. 11 You may be sure that such a man is warped and sinful; he is self-condemned.

Proverbs 14:7-9

106 votes
7 Stay away from a foolish man, for you will not find knowledge on his lips. 8 The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception. 9 Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright.

Proverbs 17:28

96 votes
28 Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.

Proverbs 14:16

95 votes
16 A wise man fears the LORD and shuns evil, but a fool is hotheaded and reckless.

Proverbs 23:9

94 votes
9 Do not speak to a fool, for he will scorn the wisdom of your words.

Psalm 14:1

91 votes
1 The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good.

Proverbs 3:35

76 votes
35 The wise inherit honor, but fools he holds up to shame.

Proverbs 12:16

74 votes
16 A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult.

Proverbs 13:20

74 votes
20 He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.

Ecclesiastes 7:9

69 votes
9 Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.

Proverbs 15:2

56 votes
2 The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.

Proverbs 14:15

55 votes
15 A simple man believes anything, but a prudent man gives thought to his steps.

Proverbs 15:21

53 votes
21 Folly delights a man who lacks judgment, but a man of understanding keeps a straight course.

Proverbs 20:3

52 votes
3 It is to a man's honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel.


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