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Top 25 Bible Verses About Foolishness (NIV)

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

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Proverbs 1:7

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

1 Corinthians 2:14

89 votes
14 The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.

Psalm 14:1

79 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.

James 1:26

68 votes
26 If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless.

1 Corinthians 1:18

54 votes
18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

Proverbs 18:2

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

Romans 14:1

49 votes
1 Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters.

Proverbs 29:11

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

Mark 7:20-22

49 votes
20 He went on: "What comes out of a man is what makes him 'unclean.' 21 For from within, out of men's hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, 22 greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly.

Galatians 6:7-8

41 votes
7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. 8 The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.

Luke 16:13

40 votes
13 "No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money."

Romans 12:17-21

40 votes
17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19 Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," says the Lord. 20 On the contrary: "If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head." 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Psalm 118:8

40 votes
8 It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.

1 Corinthians 1:25

38 votes
25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than man's wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man's strength.

1 Corinthians 1:21

38 votes
21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.

Proverbs 19:3

36 votes
3 A man's own folly ruins his life, yet his heart rages against the LORD.

Proverbs 28:26

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

1 Corinthians 3:19

31 votes
19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God's sight. As it is written: "He catches the wise in their craftiness";

Proverbs 12:15

27 votes
15 The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice.

Proverbs 26:4-5

26 votes
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.

Ephesians 4:31-32

26 votes
31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Proverbs 24:9

25 votes
9 The schemes of folly are sin, and men detest a mocker.

Proverbs 22:15

25 votes
15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him.

Proverbs 14:16

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

1 Corinthians 1:23

23 votes
23 but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles,


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