The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.
Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.
Proverbs 9:13Compare to 1 Timothy 6:4.
A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing.
He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.
He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.
The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.
Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.
He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.
Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.
Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.
Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?
He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy.
Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.
A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.
A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.
The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the LORD.
Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.
A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.
Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.
It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.
Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.
Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.
Wisdom is too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate.
Proverbs 24:9Thoughts conceive actions. Moreover, God doesn't just look at our actions. God considers the thoughts and intents of the heart (1 Samuel 16:7). If you entertain and dwell on sinful thoughts then you are sinning (Mt 5:21-22 and 27-28).
The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men.
As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool.
A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool's back.
Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him. Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.
He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and drinketh damage.
The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.
As he that bindeth a stone in a sling, so is he that giveth honour to a fool.
As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth of fools.
The great God that formed all things both rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors.
Proverbs 26:11Peter quoted this graphic proverb in 2 Peter 2:22.
As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.
Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both.
Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.
Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
For three things the earth is disquieted, and for four which it cannot bear: For a servant when he reigneth; and a fool when he is filled with meat; For an odious woman when she is married; and an handmaid that is heir to her mistress.
If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up thyself, or if thou hast thought evil, lay thine hand upon thy mouth.
Total Verses: 46
Total Passages: 43