April Fools

Let’s celebrate April Fools by considering some of the verses that have “fool” in them.  There are 118 verses in the English Standard Bible with the word “fool” in them.

The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good. Psalm 14:1

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 1:7

The wise of heart will receive commandments, but a babbling fool will come to ruin. Proverbs 10:8

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice. Proverbs 12:15

Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm. Proverbs 13:20

One who is wise is cautious and turns away from evil, but a fool is reckless and careless. Proverbs 14:16

A fool despises his father’s instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is prudent. Proverbs 15:5

Good sense is a fountain of life to him who has it, but the instruction of fools is folly. Proverbs 16:22

Let a man meet a she-bear robbed of her cubs rather than a fool in his folly. Proverbs 17:12

Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent. Proverbs 17:28

Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him. Proverbs 26:12

But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ Luke 12:20

Claiming to be wise, they became fools, Romans 1:22

Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. 1 Corinthians 3:18

We are fools for Christ’s sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You are held in honor, but we in disrepute. 1 Corinthians 4:10

The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. 1 Corinthians 2:14

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