The Fool -tf

Matthew 5:22 ". . . whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hellfire."

(The word "whosoever," here, is directed toward men.)

Luke 12:20 "But God said unto him, Thou fool. . . ."

1st Corinthians 15:35-36 "Thou fool. . . ." (And you thought this was Paul talking?)


Psalm 14:1-3 "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God."

(This is repeated in 53:1-3)

(92:4-8 "A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this."

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

10:8 "The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall."

v. 18 "He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool."

v. 23 "It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom."

12:15 "The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise."

v. 23 ". . . the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness."

15:2 ". . . the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness."

(Matthew 12:34 ". . . out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.")

13:16 "Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly."

17:7 "Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince."

v. 10 "A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool."

v. 16 "Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?"

18:2 "A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself."

(Matthew 11:28-29 "Come unto me . . . and learn of me. . . .")

(See: Proverbs 28:26 "He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool. . . .")

23:9 "Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words."

26:1-12 Great stuff!

29:11 "A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards."

30:21-23 A terrible thing: ". . . a fool when he is filled with meat. . . ."

Ecclesiastes 10:1 "Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour: so doth a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom and honour."

10:11-14 ". . . the end of his talk is mischievous madness. A fool also is full of words. . . ."