Verses with the word fools in the Old Testament (34 verses):
2 Samuel 13:13
And I, whither shall I cause my shame to go? and as for thee, thou shalt be as one of the fools in Israel. Now therefore, I pray thee, speak unto the king; for he will not withhold me from thee.
He leadeth counsellors away spoiled, and maketh the judges fools.
They were children of fools, yea, children of base men: they were viler than the earth.
I said unto the fools, Deal not foolishly: and to the wicked, Lift not up the horn:
Understand, ye brutish among the people: and ye fools, when will ye be wise?
Fools because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted.
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.
The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.
O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.
The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.
A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.
The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.
He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.
Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.
The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly.
Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known.
The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.
Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.
Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.
The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.
As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouths of fools.
Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil.
When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed.
The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.
It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools.
Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.
The words of wise men are heard in quiet more than the cry of him that ruleth among fools.
Surely the princes of Zoan are fools, the counsel of the wise counsellors of Pharaoh is become brutish: how say ye unto Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?
The princes of Zoan are become fools, the princes of Noph are deceived; they have also seduced Egypt, even they that are the stay of the tribes thereof.
And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.