A fool is a worker of iniquity. Yahweh God hates fools.

Psalm 5:5  The foolish shall not stand in Thy sight: Thou hatest all workers of iniquity.

Psalm 14:1  The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

14:2  Yahweh looked down from the sky upon the children of Adam, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.

The fool hates knowledge.

The fool despises wisdom and instruction.

The fool lays up treasures for himself instead of helping the poor.

The fool that listens to a fool is a bigger fool.

It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.

A fool is an idiot.

A fool is stupid.

A fool is arrogant.

A fool is sottish, senseless, a dullard, a simpleton, naive, egotistic.

A fool is wicked, morally impious, vile, perverse.

A fool is insipid (lacking spirit). Tasteless, unseasoned, salt that has lost strength and flavor.

A fool is one who falls away, disgraceful, dishonorable.

A fool will not enter the kingdom.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary

1. One who is destitute of reason, or the common powers of understanding; an idiot.


2. One who pursues a course contrary to the dictates of wisdom.


3. In scripture, fool is often used for a wicked or depraved person; one who acts contrary to sound wisdom in his moral deportment; one who follows his own inclinations, who prefers trifling and temporary pleasures to the service of God and eternal happiness.


4. A weak christian; a person who has much remaining sin and unbelief.


5. A term of indignity and reproach.



1. Void of understanding or sound judgment; weak in intellect; applied to general character.


2. Unwise; imprudent; acting without judgment or discretion in particular things.


3. Proceeding from folly, or marked with folly; silly; vain; trifling.


4. Ridiculous; despicable.


5. In scripture, wicked; sinful; acting without regard to the divine law and glory, or to one's own eternal happiness.


6. Proceeding from depravity; sinful; as foolish lusts.



April's Fools Day is a pagan holiday that celebrates deception.

1John 2:21  I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.



Miriam and Aaron

Numbers 12:1  And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses because of the Ethiopian (Kushiyth) woman whom he had married: for he had married an Ethiopian woman.

Exodus 2:21  And Moses was content to dwell with the man (Reuel): and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.

Ethiopia is the word for Cush (Kush), a son of Ham. There were two places called Cush, one in Africa and one in Arabia. The original Ethiopians and Arabians and Egyptians were white. Only later on, around 600 BC is when the bloodlines became mixed, hence the definition of the word Arab. To grow dark.

Ethiopia means, sun-burnt face.

Moses did not marry a black woman, as the “churches” teach. Yahweh demands we be separate from the other races. Kind after kind. He married a racial kinsman.

 12:2  And they said, Hath Yahweh indeed spoken only by Moses? hath He not spoken also by us? And Yahweh heard it.

 12:4  And Yahweh spake suddenly unto Moses, and unto Aaron, and unto Miriam, Come out you three unto the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting). And they three came out.

 12:5  And Yahweh came down in the pillar of the cloud, and stood in the door of the tabernacle, and called Aaron and Miriam: and they both came forth.

 12:6  And He said, Hear now My words: If there be a prophet among you, I Yahweh will make Myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream.

 12:7  My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all Mine house.

Psalm 105:26  He sent Moses His servant; and Aaron whom He had chosen.

Hebrews 3:2  Who was faithful to Him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house.

If Moses was a race-mixer, he would not have been appointed.

Moses did not get dreams or visions, he got his instructions directly from Yahweh.

 12:8  With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of Yahweh shall he behold: wherefore (why) then were you not afraid to speak against My servant Moses?   (Ex 33:11)

 12:11  And Aaron said unto Moses, Alas, my master, I beseech you, lay not the sin upon us, wherein we have done foolishly (H2973- show wicked folly), and wherein we have sinned.

Foolishly also means to show slack, not using due diligence, slack in duty or service.

Aaron and Miriam were foolish in speaking against Moses who was obviously chosen by Yahweh for his allegiance to Him.


Deuteronomy 32:4  He is the Rock, His work is perfect: for all His ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is He.

Psalm 18:2  Yahweh is my Rock, and my Fortress, and my Deliverer; my God, my Strength, in whom I will trust; my Buckler, and the Horn of my salvation, and my high tower.  

 32:5  They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of his children: they are a perverse and crooked generation.

Philippians 2:15  That you may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom you shine as lights in the world;

 32:6  Do you thus requite (repay) Yahweh, O foolish (H5036- morally wicked) people and unwise (morally senseless)? is not He your father that hath bought you? hath He not made you, and established you?

Yahweh took our ancestors by the hand out of Egypt and they still cling to paganism. They provoked Him to jealously with strange gods and forsaken Yahweh.  

 32:20  And He said, I will hide My face from them, I will see what their end shall be: for they are a very froward generation, children in whom is no faith (allegiance).

 32:21  They have moved Me to jealousy with that which is not God; they have provoked Me to anger with their vanities (idols): and I will move them to jealousy with those which are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish (H5036- vile, senseless, impious) nation.

That which is not God is vanity, idols. Those which are not a people are the other races.

Yahweh uses our enemies and the other races to punish us.



Saul was a fool. He went against Yahweh's instructions many times and overstepped his authority and position.

1Samuel 13:9  And Saul said, Bring hither a burnt offering to me, and peace offerings. And he offered the burnt offering.

Only priests were allowed to offer burnt offerings.

 13:10  And it came to pass, that as soon as he had made an end of offering the burnt offering, behold, Samuel came; and Saul went out to meet him, that he might salute him.

 13:11  And Samuel said, What hast you done? And Saul said, Because I saw that the people were scattered from me, and that you camest not within the days appointed, and that the Philistines gathered themselves together at Michmash;

 13:12  Therefore said I, The Philistines will come down now upon me to Gilgal, and I have not made supplication unto Yahweh: I forced myself therefore, and offered a burnt offering.

Saul was not a priest. He overstepped his authority.

This is an example of separation of church and state in the bible.

The priests then and preachers today have their responsibilities and the kings then and the government today have their responsibilities.

 13:13  And Samuel said to Saul, You hast done foolishly (H5528- to play the fool): you hast not kept the commandment of Yahweh your God, which He commanded you: for now would Yahweh have established your kingdom upon Israel for ever.

 13:14  But now your kingdom shall not continue: Yahweh hath sought Him a man after His own heart, and Yahweh hath commanded him to be captain over His people, because you hast not kept that which Yahweh commanded you.

Acts 13:22  And when He had removed him, He raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also He gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after Mine own heart, which shall fulfil all My will.


Saul repeatedly tries to kill David. David spares Saul again.

 1Samuel 26:21  Then said Saul, I have sinned: return, my son David: for I will no more do you harm, because my soul was precious in your eyes this day: behold, I have played the fool (H5528), and have erred exceedingly.


2Samuel 3:31  And David said to Joab, and to all the people that were with him, Rend your clothes, and gird you with sackcloth, and mourn before Abner. And king David himself followed the bier.

 3:32  And they buried Abner in Hebron: and the king lifted up his voice, and wept at the grave of Abner; and all the people wept.

 3:33  And the king lamented over Abner, and said, Died Abner as a fool (H5036) dieth?

 3:34  Your hands were not bound, nor your feet put into fetters: as a man falleth before wicked men, so fellest you. And all the people wept again over him.

Kinsman avenger law does not stand during war. Joab should not have killed Abner.

The Septuagint: 33  And the king mourned over Abenner, and said, Shall Abenner die according to the death of Nabal?

Nabal was a fool who railed on David's messengers which came in peace.

1Samuel 25:21  Now David had said, Surely in vain have I kept all that this fellow hath in the wilderness, so that nothing was missed of all that pertained unto him: and he hath requited me evil for good.

25:38  And it came to pass about ten days after, that Yahweh smote Nabal, that he died.

25:39  And when David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, Blessed be Yahweh, that hath pleaded the cause of my reproach from the hand of Nabal, and hath kept His servant from evil: for Yahweh hath returned the wickedness of Nabal upon his own head. And David sent and communed with Abigail, to take her to him to wife.



2Samuel 13:10  And Amnon said unto Tamar, Bring the meat into the (bed) chamber, that I may eat of your hand. And Tamar took the cakes which she had made, and brought them into the chamber to Amnon her brother.

 13:11  And when she had brought them unto him to eat, he took hold of her, and said unto her, Come lie with me, my sister.


 13:12  And she answered him, Nay, my brother, do not force me; for no such thing ought to be done in Israel: do not you this folly.

Leviticus 20:17  And if a man shall take his sister, his father's daughter, or his mother's daughter, and see her nakedness, and she see his nakedness; it is a wicked thing; and they shall be cut off in the sight of their people: he hath uncovered his sister's nakedness; he shall bear his iniquity.

 13:13  And I, whither shall I cause my shame to go? and as for you, you shalt be as one of the fools (H5036- vile, disgraced, dishonored) in Israel. Now therefore, I pray you, speak unto the king; for he will not withhold me from you.

 13:14  Howbeit he would not hearken unto her voice: but, being stronger than she, forced her, and lay with her.

 13:15  Then Amnon hated her exceedingly; so that the hatred wherewith he hated her was greater than the love wherewith he had loved her. And Amnon said unto her, Arise, be gone.  


2Samuel 15:31  And one told David, saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom. And David said, O Yahweh, I pray You, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness (H5528- disconcertion).

Disconcert, to break or interrupt any order, plan or harmonious scheme; to defeat; to frustrate.


Septuagint: 2Samuel 24:1  And Yahweh caused His anger to burn forth again in Israel, and Satan stirred up David against them, saying, Go, number Israel and Judah.

1Chronicles 21:1  And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.

 24:10  And David's heart smote him after that he had numbered the people (the fighting men). And David said unto Yahweh, I have sinned greatly in that I have done: and now, I beseech You, O Yahweh, take away the iniquity of Your servant; for I have done very foolishly (H5528).

 24:11  For when David was up in the morning, the word of Yahweh came unto the prophet Gad, David's seer, saying,

 24:12  Go and say unto David, Thus saith Yahweh, I offer you three things; choose you one of them, that I may do it unto you.

 24:13  So Gad came to David, and told him, and said unto him, Shall seven years of famine come unto you in your land? or wilt you flee three months before your enemies, while they pursue you? or that there be three days' pestilence in your land? now advise, and see what answer I shall return to Him that sent me.

 24:14  And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait (distress): let us fall now into the hand of Yahweh; for His mercies are great: and let me not fall into the hand of man.

Psalm 103:8,13-14

8  Yahweh is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.

13  Like as a father pitieth his children, so Yahweh pitieth them that fear Him.

14  For He knoweth our frame (form, conception); He remembereth that we are dust.

 24:15  So Yahweh sent a pestilence upon Israel from the morning even to the time appointed: and there died of the people from Dan even to Beersheba seventy thousand men.



Asa king of Judah was at war with Baasha king of Israel. Asa and the king of Syria were in league with each other. Asa sent Benhadad of Syria against Israel.

2Chronicles 16:7  And at that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah, and said unto him, Because you hast relied on the king of Syria, and not relied on Yahweh your God, therefore is the host of the king of Syria escaped out of your hand.

 16:8  Were not the Ethiopians and the Lubims a huge host, with very many chariots and horsemen? yet, because you didst rely on Yahweh, He delivered them into your hand.

 16:9  For the eyes of Yahweh run to and fro throughout the whole earth (land), to shew Himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward Him. Herein you hast done foolishly (H5528- to play the fool): therefore from henceforth you shalt have wars.

 16:10  Then Asa was wroth with the seer, and put him in a prison house; for he was in a rage with him because of this thing. And Asa oppressed some of the people the same time.  



Job 1:22  In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly (H8604- with folly).

Job did not impute folly to God.


Septuagint: Job 1:9  And when much time had passed, his wife said to him, How long wilt you hold out, saying, Behold, I wait yet a little while, expecting the hope of my deliverance? for, behold, your memorial is abolished from the earth, even your sons and daughters, the pangs and pains of my womb which I bore in vain with sorrows; and you yourself sittest down to spend the nights in the open air among the corruption of worms, and I am a wanderer and a servant from place to place and house to house, waiting for the setting of the sun, that I may rest from my labours and my pangs which now beset me: but say some word against Yahweh, and die.

Job 2:10  But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women (H5036- senseless, impious) speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.


Eliphaz speaking.

Job 5:2  For wrath killeth the foolish (H191- perverse) man, and envy slayeth the silly one (one that goes astray).

Job 5:3  I have seen the foolish (H191- perverse) taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation.

H191 means, one who is perverse, despises wisdom, mocks when guilty, quarrelsome, licentious.


Job speaking.

Job 6:6  Can that which is unsavoury (H8602) be eaten without salt? or is there any taste in the white of an egg?

Septuagint ends as: “or again is there taste in empty words?”

H8602 is taphel, foolish, insipid (lacking spirit), tasteless.

Taste is H2940 ta'am, meaning, taste, judgment, decision, decree. Related word H2938 to perceive.


Job speaking.

Job 12:17  He (Yahweh) leadeth counsellors away spoiled, and maketh the judges fools (H1984- to make a show, to act madly).

Septuagint ends as: “..., and maddens the judges of the land.”


Job's final speech.

Job 30:8  They were children of fools (H5036- vile), yea, children of base men: they were viler than the earth.

Septuagint ends as: “...: whose name and glory are quenched from off the earth.”



Psalm 5:5  The foolish (H1984- boastful, transgressors) shall not stand in Your sight: You hatest all workers of iniquity.



Psalm 14:1  To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The fool (H5036- morally wicked) hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.   (Psa 53:1)

 14:2  Yahweh looked down from heaven (the sky) upon the children of men (Adam), to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.

 14:3  They are all gone aside, they are all together become (morally) filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

Romans 3:10-12

10  As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

11  There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.

12  They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.


Psalm 19:7  The law (torah) of Yahweh is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of Yahweh is sure, making wise the simple (H6612- naive, seducible, foolish).


Psalm 38:4  For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me.

 38:5  My wounds stink and are corrupt (fester) because of my foolishness (H200- folly).

Figurative wounds to the spirit.


Psalm 39:8  Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach of the foolish (H5036- wicked).


Psalm 49:6  They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;

 49:7  None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him:

Hebrew: 8  Because the price of redemption for their life is too costly, so it ceases forever:

Verse 9 is a question. “Shall he still live forever, and not see the grave?”

 49:10  For he seeth that wise men die, likewise the fool (H3684- arrogant) and the brutish person (H1198- stupid, senseless) perish, and leave their wealth to others.

Sirach 11:19  Whereas he saith, I have found rest, and now will eat continually of my goods; and yet he knoweth not what time shall come upon him, and that he must leave those things to others, and die.

 49:13  This their way is their folly (H3689- stupidity): yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah.


Psalm 53:1  To the chief Musician upon Mahalath, Maschil, A Psalm of David. The fool (H5036- senseless, stupid, vile, wicked) hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.


Psalm 69:5  O God, You knowest my foolishness (H200- folly); and my sins are not hid from You.


Psalm 73:1  A Psalm of Asaph. Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean (pure) heart.

 73:2  But as for me, my feet were almost gone (turned aside); my steps had well nigh slipped.

Turned aside from righteousness.

 73:3  For I was envious at the foolish (H1984- boastful), when I saw the prosperity (peace) of the wicked.

 73:17  Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.

 73:22  So foolish (H1198- brutish, stupid, vile) was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before You.


Psalm 74:18  Remember this, that the (hated) enemy hath reproached (taunted), O YAHWEH, and that the foolish (H5036- senseless, stupid, vile) people have blasphemed Your name.

 74:19  O deliver not the soul (life) of Your turtledove unto the multitude of the wicked: forget not the congregation of Your poor for ever.

Turtledove is a metaphor for Israel.

 74:20  Have respect (regard) unto the covenant: for the dark places of the earth (land) are full of the habitations of cruelty.

Have respect or regard means obey the commands.

 74:21  O let not the oppressed return ashamed: let the poor and needy praise Your name.

 74:22  Arise, O God, plead Your own cause: remember how the foolish man (H5036- wicked) reproacheth (taunts) You daily.


Psalm 75:4  I said unto the fools (H1984- transgressors, those that boast), Deal not foolishly (H1984- transgress, boast): and to the wicked, Lift not up the horn:


Psalm 92:6  A brutish (H1198- stupid, senseless) man knoweth not; neither doth a fool (H3684- stupid, dullard, simpleton, arrogant) understand this.

Wisdom 13:1  Surely vain are all men by nature, who are ignorant of God, and could not out of the good things that are seen know him that is: neither by considering the works did they acknowledge the workmaster;


Psalm 94:8  Understand, you brutish among the people: and you fools (H3684- stupid fellows, simpletons), when will you be wise?

Brutish comes from H1197, to burn, consume, kindle, be kindled, to be stupid, brutish, barbarous, dull-hearted, unreceptive.


Psalm 107:17  Fools (H191) because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted.

H191 means, foolish, despises wisdom, mocks when guilty, quarrelsome, licentious (unrestrained by law or morality), perverse.


Psalm 116:6  Yahweh preserveth the simple (H6612- naive, seducible, foolish): I was brought low, and He helped me.


Psalm 119:130  The entrance of Thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding (instruction) unto the simple (H6612- naive, seducible, foolish).



Proverbs 1:4  To give subtilty to the simple (H6612- naive, seducible, foolish), to the young man knowledge and discretion.


Proverbs 1:7  The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of knowledge: but fools (H191) despise wisdom and instruction.

Job 28:28  And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of Yahweh, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

Psalm 111:10  The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do His commandments: His praise endureth for ever.

Septuagint: Proverbs 1:7  The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of wisdom; and there is good understanding to all that practise it: and piety toward God is the beginning of discernment; but the ungodly (fool) will set at nought wisdom and instruction.


Proverbs 1:22  How long, you simple ones (H6612- naive, seducible, foolish), will you love simplicity (H6612- foolishness)? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools (H3684- simpleton, arrogant) hate knowledge?

Septuagint: 22  So long as the simple cleave to justice, they shall not be ashamed: but the foolish (arrogant) being lovers of haughtiness, having become ungodly (fools) have hated knowledge, and are become subject to reproofs.

 1:23  Turn you at My reproof: behold, I will pour out My spirit unto you, I will make known My words unto you.

 1:24  Because I have called, and you refused; I have stretched out My hand, and no man regarded;

Isaiah 66:4  I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before Mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not.

Jeremiah 7:13  And now, because you have done all these works, saith Yahweh, and I spake unto you, rising up early and speaking, but you heard not; and I called you, but you answered not;

 1:25  But you have set at nought all My counsel, and would none of My reproof:

Psalm 107:11  Because they rebelled against the words of God, and contemned the counsel of the most High:

 1:26  I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;

Psalm 2:4  He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: Yahweh shall have them in derision.

 1:27  When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.

 1:28  Then shall they call upon Me, but I will not answer; they shall seek Me early, but they shall not find Me:

Job 27:9  Will God hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him?

 1:29  For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of Yahweh:

 1:30  They would none of My counsel: they despised all My reproof.

Psalm 81:11  But My people would not hearken to My voice; and Israel would none of Me.

 1:31  Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.

Job 4:8  Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.

Isaiah 3:11  Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.

Jeremiah 6:19  Hear, O land: behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not hearkened unto My words, nor to My law, but rejected it.

 1:32  For the turning away (apostasy, backsliding) of the simple (H6612- naive, seducible, foolish) shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools (H3684- the arrogant) shall destroy them.

 1:33  But whoso hearkeneth unto Me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.


Proverbs 3:35  The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools (H3684- dullard, simpleton, arrogant).

Septuagint ends as: “...; but the ungodly have exalted their own dishonour.”


Proverbs 5:21  For the ways of man are before the eyes of Yahweh, and he pondereth all his goings.

 5:22  His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.  

 5:23  He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly (H200- foolishness) he shall go astray.


Proverbs 7:7  And beheld among the simple ones (H6612- naive, seducible, foolish), I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding,

 7:22  He goeth after her (a strange and wicked woman) straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool (H191- one who is quarrelsome) to the correction of the stocks;

 7:23  Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.

Ecclesiastes 9:12  For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of Adam snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them.

 7:24  Hearken unto me now therefore, O you children, and attend to the words of my mouth.

 7:25  Let not your heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths.

 7:26  For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have been slain by her.

Nehemiah 13:26  Did not Solomon king of Israel sin by these things? yet among many nations was there no king like him, who was beloved of his God, and God made him king over all Israel: nevertheless even him did outlandish women cause to sin.

 7:27  Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.


Proverbs 8:5  O you simple (H6612- naive, seducible, foolish), understand wisdom: and, you fools (H3684- dullard, simlpeton), be you of an understanding heart.

 8:13  The fear of Yahweh is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.


Proverbs 9:4  Whoso is simple (H6612- naive, seducible, foolish), let him turn in hither: as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,

 9:6  Forsake the foolish (H6612- simple, naive, folly), and live; and go in the way of understanding.

 9:13  A foolish (H3687- silly) woman is clamorous: she is simple (H6615- naive), and knoweth nothing.

 9:16  Whoso is simple (H6612- naive, seducible, foolish), let him turn in hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,  


Chapters 10-19 The folly of wrong-doing.

Proverbs 10:1  The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish (H3684- arrogant) son is the heaviness (grief) of his mother.

 10:8  The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool (H191- perverseness) shall fall.

Prating is one who is unguarded in his lips.

 10:10  He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool (H191- perverse) shall fall.

Septuagint reads: 10  He that winks with his eyes deceitfully, procures griefs for men; but he that reproves boldly is a peacemaker.

 10:14  Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish (H191- despises wisdom) is near destruction.

 10:18  He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool (H3684- foolish).

 10:21  The lips of the righteous feed many (with truth): but fools (H191- one who despises wisdom) die for want of wisdom.

 10:23  It is as sport to a fool (H3684- the arrogant) to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.


Proverbs 11:29  He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool (H191- one who despised wisdom) shall be servant to the wise of heart.


Proverbs 12:1  Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish (H1198- stupid, a fool).


Proverbs 12:15  The way of a fool (H191- one who despises wisdom) is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.

 12:16  A fool's (H191- one who mocks when guilty, one who is perverse) wrath is presently known: but a prudent (crafty, sly) man covereth shame.

Luke 18:11  The Pharisee (Jew) stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank you, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.

18:12  I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.

18:13  And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto the sky, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.

18:14  I tell you, this man (the repentant publican) went down to his house justified rather than the other (the Pharisee Jew): for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

Proverbs 12:23  A prudent (crafty, sly, shrewd) man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools (H3684- arrogant) proclaimeth foolishness (H200- folly).

Septuagint: 12:23  An understanding man is a throne of wisdom; but the heart of fools shall meet with curses.


Proverbs 13:16  Every prudent (crafty, sly) man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool (H3684- stupid fellow, arrogant) layeth open his folly (H200- foolishness).

 13:19  The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools (H3684- stupid fellow, arrogant) to depart from evil.

 13:20  He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools (H3684- stupid fellow, simpleton, arrogant) shall be destroyed.


Proverbs 14:1  Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish (H200- foolishness) plucketh it down with her hands.

 14:3  In the mouth of the foolish (H191- perverse, despiser of wisdom) is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.

 14:7  Go from the presence of a foolish (H3684- stupid fellow, arrogant) man, when you perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.

 14:8  The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly (H200- foolishness) of fools (H3684- stupid fellow, arrogant) is deceit.

 14:9  Fools (H191-the perverse, one who mocks when guilty) make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.

Septuagint: 9  The houses of transgressors will need purification; but the houses of the just are acceptable.

 14:15  The simple (H6612- naive, seducible, foolish) believeth every word: but the prudent (sensible) man looketh well to his going.

 14:16  A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool (H3684- stupid fellow, arrogant) rageth, and is confident.

Septuagint ends as: “...: but the fool trusts in himself, and joins himself with the transgressor.”

 14:17  He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly (H200- folly): and a man of wicked devices is hated.

 14:18  The simple (H6612- naive, seducible, foolish) inherit folly (H200- foolishness): but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

 14:24  The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness (H200- folly) of fools (H3684- stupid fellow, arrogant) is folly (H200- foolishness).

 14:29  He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly (H200- foolishness).  

 14:33  Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools (H3684- stupid fellow, simpletons, arrogant) is made known.

Septuagint ends as: “...: but in the heart of fools it is not discerned.”

Proverbs 15:2  The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools (H3684- foolish, stupid fellow, arrogant) poureth out foolishness (H200- folly, evil things).

 15:5  A fool (H191- one who despises wisdom) despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof (chastisement, correction) is prudent (shrewd).

 15:7  The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish (H3684- stupid fellow, arrogant) doeth not so.

 15:14  The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools (H3684- stupid fellow, arrogant, uninstructed) feedeth on foolishness (H200- folly, evils).

 15:20  A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish (H3684- stupid fellow, arrogant) man despiseth (sneers at) his mother.

 15:21  Folly (H200- foolishness) is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly.


Proverbs 16:22  Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools (H191- one who despises wisdom) is folly (H200- foolish, evil).


Proverbs 17:7  Excellent speech (faithful lips) becometh not a fool (H5036- senseless, stupid, vile, impious): much less do lying lips a prince (just man).

 17:10  A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool (H3684- stupid fellow, arrogant).

 17:12  Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool (H3684- stupid fellow, arrogant) in his folly (H200- foolishness, evil).

 17:16  Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool (H3684- stupid fellow, arrogant) to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?

 17:21  He that begetteth (bears, genders) a fool (H3684- stupid fellow, arrogant) doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool (H5036- senseless, stupid, vile, uninstructed son) hath no joy.

 17:24  Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool (H3684- stupid fellow, arrogant) are in the ends of the earth.

 17:25  A foolish (H3684- stupid fellow, arrogant) son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.

 17:28  Even a fool (H191- one who despises wisdom), when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.


Proverbs 18:2  A fool (H3684- stupid fellow, the arrogant, senseless man) hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.

Septuagint ends as:  “..., for he is rather led by folly.”

 18:6  A fool's (H3684- stupid fellow, arrogant) lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes (death).

 18:7  A fool's (H3684- stupid fellow, arrogant) mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.

 18:13  He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly (H200- foolishness) and shame unto him.


Proverbs 19:1  Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool (H3684- stupid fellow, arrogant).

 19:3  The foolishness (H200- folly) of man (adam) perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against (blames) Yahweh.

 19:10  Delight is not seemly for a fool (H3684- stupid fellow, arrogant); much less for a servant to have rule over princes.

 19:13  A foolish (H3684- stupid fellow, arrogant) son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.

 19:25  Smite a scorner, and the simple (H6612- naive, seducible, foolish) will beware (be wiser): and reprove one (a wise man) that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge (discretion).

 19:29  Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools (H3684- stupid fellow, arrogant).


Proverbs 20:3  It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool (H191- one who mocks the guilty, quarrelsome, perverse) will be meddling (entangled with such matters).


Proverbs 21:20  There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish (H3684- stupid fellow, arrogant) man spendeth it up.


Proverbs 22:3  A prudent (sensible) man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple (H6612- naive, seducible, foolish) pass on, and are punished.

 22:15  Foolishness (H200- folly) is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.


Proverbs 23:9  Speak not in the ears of a fool (H3684- stupid fellow, arrogant): for he will despise the wisdom of your words.


Proverbs 24:7  Wisdom is too high for a fool (H191- one who despises wisdom): he openeth not his mouth in the gate.

Septuagint ends as:  “...: the wise turn not aside form the mouth of Yahweh.”

 24:9  The thought of foolishness (H200- folly, evil) is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men (adam).


Proverbs 26:1  As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool (H3684- stupid fellow, the simpleton, the arrogant).

 26:3  A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool's (H3684- stupid fellow, arrogant) back.

 26:4  Answer not a fool (H3684- stupid fellow, arrogant) according to his folly (H200- foolishness, evil), lest you also be like unto him.

 26:5  Answer a fool (H3684- stupid fellow, arrogant) according to his folly (H200, foolishness, evil), lest he be wise in his own conceit.

 26:6  He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool (H3684- stupid fellow, arrogant) cutteth off the feet, and drinketh damage.

 26:7  The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools (H3684- stupid fellow, arrogant).

 26:8  As he that bindeth a stone in a sling, so is he that giveth honour to a fool (H3684- stupid fellow, arrogant).

 26:9  As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth of fools (H3684- stupid fellow, arrogant).

 26:10  The great God that formed all things both rewardeth the fool (H3684- stupid fellow, arrogant), and rewardeth transgressors.

 26:11  As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool (H3684- stupid fellow, arrogant) returneth to his folly (H200- foolishness, evil).

 26:12  Seest you a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool (H3684- stupid fellow, arrogant) than of him.


Proverbs 27:3  A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool's (H191- one who despises wisdom) wrath is heavier than them both.

 27:22  Though you shouldest bray (to mix by pounding) a fool (H191- one who is perverse, despises wisdom) in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness (H200- folly, evil) depart from him.


Proverbs 28:26  He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool (H3684- stupid fellow, simpleton, arrogant): but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.


Proverbs 29:9  If a wise man contendeth with a foolish (H191- quarrelsome, perverse) man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.

 29:11  A fool (H3684- stupid fellow, simpleton, arrogant) uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.

 29:20  Seest you a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool (H3684- stupid fellow, arrogant) than of him.


Proverbs 30:2  Surely I am more brutish (H1198- stupid) than any man, and have not the understanding of a man.

 30:3  I neither learned wisdom, nor have the knowledge of the holy.


Proverbs 30:20  Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness.

 30:21  For three things the earth is disquieted, and for four which it cannot bear:

 30:22  For a servant when he reigneth; and a fool (H5036- senseless, stupid, vile) when he is filled with meat;

 30:23  For an odious woman when she is married; and an handmaid that is heir to her mistress.  

 30:32  If you hast done foolishly (H5034- senselessly) in lifting up yourself, or if you hast thought evil, lay your hand upon your mouth.



Ecclesiastes 2:14  The wise man's eyes are in his head; but the fool (H3684- stupid fellow, simpleton, arrogant) walketh in darkness: and I myself perceived also that one event happeneth to them all.

 2:15  Then said I in my heart, As it happeneth to the fool (H3684- stupid fellow, simpleton, arrogant), so it happeneth even to me; and why was I then more wise? Then I said in my heart, that this also is vanity.

 2:16  For there is no remembrance of the wise more than of the fool (H3684- stupid fellow, simpleton, arrogant) for ever; seeing that which now is in the days to come shall all be forgotten. And how dieth the wise man? as the fool (H3684- stupid fellow, simpleton, arrogant).

 2:19  And who knoweth whether he shall be a wise man or a fool (H5530- sottish-dull, stupid, senseless, very fooslish)? yet shall he have rule over all my labour wherein I have laboured, and wherein I have shewed myself wise under the sun. This is also vanity.


Ecclesiastes 4:5  The fool (H3684- stupid fellow, simpleton, arrogant) foldeth his hands together (in idleness), and eateth his own flesh.

 4:13  Better is a poor and a wise child than an old and foolish (H3684- stupid fellow, simpleton, arrogant) king, who will no more be admonished.


Ecclesiastes 5:1  Keep your foot when you goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools (H3684- stupid fellow, simpleton, arrogant): for they consider not that they do evil.

 5:3  For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool's (H3684- stupid fellow, simpleton, arrogant) voice is known by multitude of words.

 5:4  When you vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools (H3684- stupid fellow, simpleton, arrogant): pay that which you hast vowed.


Ecclesiastes 6:8  For what hath the wise more than the fool (H3684- stupid fellow, simpleton, arrogant)? what hath the poor, that knoweth to walk before the living?


Ecclesiastes 7:4  The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools (H3684- stupid fellow, simpleton, arrogant) is in the house of mirth.

 7:5  It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools (H3684- stupid fellow, simpleton, the arrogant).

 7:6  For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool (H3684- stupid fellow, simpleton, arrogant): this also is vanity.

 7:9  Be not hasty in your spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools (H3684- stupid fellow, simpleton, the arrogant).

 7:17  Be not over much wicked, neither be you foolish (H5530- sottish, very foolish): why shouldest you die before your time?

Septuagint: 17 (18)  Be not very wicked; and be not stubborn: lest you shouldest die before your time.

 7:25  I applied mine heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly (H3689- stupidity, silliness), even of foolishness (H5531- folly, silliness) and madness:

Septuagint ends as: “..., and to know the folly and trouble and madness of the ungodly man.”


Ecclesiastes 9:17  The words of wise men are heard in quiet more than the cry of him that ruleth among fools (H3684- stupid fellows, simpletons, the arrogant, them that rule in folly).


Ecclesiastes 10:2  A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's (H3684- stupid fellow, simpleton, arrogant) heart at his left.

 10:3  Yea also, when he that is a fool (H5530- sottish-dull, stupid, senseless, very foolish) walketh by the way, his wisdom faileth him, and he saith to every one that he is a fool (H5530- sottish).

 10:12  The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool (H3684- stupid fellow, simpleton, arrogant) will swallow up himself.

 10:13  The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness (H5531- folly): and the end of his talk is mischievous madness.

 10:14  A fool (H5530- one who is sottish, very foolish) also is full of words: a man cannot tell what shall be; and what shall be after him, who can tell him?

 10:15  The labour of the foolish (H3684- stupid fellow, simpleton, arrogant) wearieth (will afflict) every one of them (fools), because he knoweth not how to go to the city.



Wisdom of Solomon 3:9  They that put their trust in Him (Yahweh) shall understand the truth: and such as be faithful in love shall abide with Him: for grace and mercy is to His saints, and He hath care for His elect.

 3:10  But the ungodly shall be punished according to their own imaginations, which have neglected the righteous, and forsaken Yahweh.

 3:11  For whoso despiseth wisdom and nurture (that which nourishes, promotes growth, education, instruction), he is miserable, and their hope is vain, their labours unfruitful, and their works unprofitable:

 3:12  Their wives are foolish, and their children wicked:  3:13  Their offspring is cursed.


Wisdom 5:1  Then shall the righteous man stand in great boldness before the face of such as have afflicted him, and made no account of his labours.

 5:2  When they see it, they shall be troubled with terrible fear, and shall be amazed at the strangeness of his salvation, so far beyond all that they looked for.

 5:3  And they repenting and groaning for anguish of spirit shall say within themselves, This was he, whom we had sometimes in derision, and a proverb of reproach:

 5:4  We fools accounted his life madness, and his end to be without honour:

 5:5  How is he numbered among the children of God, and his lot is among the saints!

 5:6  Therefore have we (fools) erred from the way of truth, and the light of righteousness hath not shined unto us, and the sun of righteousness rose not upon us.

 5:7  We wearied ourselves in the way of wickedness and destruction: yea, we have gone through deserts, where there lay no way: but as for the way of Yahweh, we (fools) have not known it.


Wisdom 10:6  When the ungodly perished, she delivered the righteous man, who fled from the fire which fell down upon the five cities.

 10:7  Of whose wickedness even to this day the waste land that smoketh is a testimony, and plants bearing fruit that never come to ripeness: and a standing pillar of salt is a monument of an unbelieving soul (a fool).

 10:8  For regarding not wisdom, they gat not only this hurt, that they knew not the things which were good; but also left behind them to the world a memorial of their foolishness: so that in the things wherein they offended they could not so much as be hid.

Lot and his daughters. Moab and Ammon. Incest is foolishness.


Wisdom 11:15  But for the foolish devices of their wickedness, wherewith being deceived they worshipped serpents void of reason, and vile beasts, You didst send a multitude of unreasonable beasts upon them for vengeance;

 11:16  That they might know, that wherewithal a man sinneth, by the same also shall he be punished.


Wisdom 15:3  For to know You is perfect righteousness: yea, to know Your power is the root of immortality.

 15:4  For neither did the mischievous invention of men deceive us, nor an image spotted with divers colours, the painter's fruitless labour;

 15:5  The sight whereof enticeth fools to lust after it, and so they desire the form of a dead image, that hath no breath.


Wisdom 15:13  For this man (the potter), that of earthly matter maketh brittle vessels and graven images, knoweth himself to offend above all others.

 15:14  And all the enemies of Your people, that hold them in subjection, are most foolish, and are more miserable than very babes.

 15:15  For they counted all the idols of the heathen to be gods: which neither have the use of eyes to see, nor noses to draw breath, nor ears to hear, nor fingers of hands to handle; and as for their feet, they are slow to go.


Wisdom 19:3  For whilst they (Egyptians) were yet mourning and making lamentation at the graves of the dead, they added another foolish device, and pursued them (Israel) as fugitives, whom they had intreated to be gone.



Sirach 4:27  Make not yourself an underling (agent) to a foolish man; neither accept the person of the mighty.


Sirach 8:17  Consult not with a fool; for he cannot keep counsel.


Sirach 15:7  But foolish men shall not attain unto her (wisdom), and sinners shall not see her.


Sirach 16:7  He (Yahweh) was not pacified toward the old giants, who fell away in the strength of their foolishness.

 16:23  He that wanteth (lacks) understanding will think upon vain things: and a foolish man erring imagineth follies.


Sirach 18:18  A fool will upbraid churlishly (rudely), and a gift of the envious consumeth the eyes.

 18:27  A wise man will fear in every thing, and in the day of sinning he will beware of offence: but a fool will not observe time.


Sirach 19:11  A fool travaileth with a word, as a woman in labour of a child.

 19:12  As an arrow that sticketh in a man's thigh, so is a word within a fool's belly.

 19:23  There is a wickedness, and the same an abomination; and there is a fool wanting (lacking) in wisdom.


Sirach 20:7  A wise man will hold his tongue till he see opportunity: but a babbler and a fool will regard no time.

 20:13  A wise man by his words maketh him beloved: but the graces of fools shall be poured out.

 20:14  The gift of a fool shall do you no good when you hast it; neither yet of the envious for his necessity: for he looketh to receive many things for one.

 20:16  The fool saith, I have no friends, I have no thank for all my good deeds, and they that eat my bread speak evil of me.

 20:20  A wise sentence shall be rejected when it cometh out of a fool's mouth; for he will not speak it in due season.


Sirach 21:14  The inner parts of a fool are like a broken vessel, and he will hold no knowledge as long as he liveth.

 21:16  The talking of a fool is like a burden in the way: but grace shall be found in the lips of the wise.

 21:18  As is a house that is destroyed, so is wisdom to a fool: and the knowledge of the unwise is as talk without sense.

 21:19  Doctrine unto fools is as fetters on the feet, and like manacles (hand-cuffs) on the right hand.

 21:20  A fool lifteth up his voice with laughter; but a wise man doth scarce smile a little.

 21:21  Learning is unto a wise man as an ornament of gold, and like a bracelet upon his right arm.

 21:22  A foolish man's foot is soon in his neighbour's house: but a man of experience is ashamed of him.

 21:23  A fool will peep in at the door into the house: but he that is well nurtured will stand without.

 21:24  It is the rudeness of a man to hearken at the door: but a wise man will be grieved with the disgrace.

 21:25  The lips of talkers will be telling such things as pertain not unto them: but the words of such as have understanding are weighed in the balance.

 21:26  The heart of fools is in their mouth: but the mouth of the wise is in their heart.


Sirach 22:3  An evilnurtured man is the dishonour of his father that begat him: and a foolish daughter is born to his loss.

 22:7  Whoso teacheth a fool is as one that glueth a potsherd together, and as he that waketh one from a sound sleep.

 22:8  He that telleth a tale to a fool speaketh to one in a slumber: when he hath told his tale, he will say, What is the matter?

 22:11  Weep for the dead, for he hath lost the light: and weep for the fool, for he wanteth (lacks) understanding: make little weeping for the dead, for he is at rest: but the life of the fool is worse than death.  WOW

 22:12  Seven days do men mourn for him that is dead; but for a fool and an ungodly man all the days of his life.

 22:13  Talk not much with a fool, and go not to him that hath no understanding: beware of him, lest you have trouble, and you shalt never be defiled with his fooleries: depart from him, and you shalt find rest, and never be disquieted with madness.

 22:14  What is heavier than lead? and what is the name thereof, but a fool?

 22:18  Pales set on an high place will never stand against the wind: so a fearful heart in the imagination of a fool cannot stand against any fear.

 22:23  Be faithful to your neighbour in his poverty, that you mayest rejoice in his prosperity: abide stedfast unto him in the time of his trouble, that you mayest be heir with him in his heritage: for a mean estate is not always to be contemned: nor the rich that is foolish to be had in admiration.


Sirach 23:8  The sinner shall be left in his foolishness: both the evil speaker and the proud shall fall thereby.

 23:14  Remember your father and your mother, when you sittest among great men. Be not forgetful before them, and so you by your custom become a fool, and wish that you hadst not been born, and curse they day of your nativity.


Sirach 27:11  The discourse of a godly man is always with wisdom; but a fool changeth as the moon.

 27:13  The discourse of fools is irksome, and their sport is the wantonness of sin.

IRK'SOME, a. Wearisome; tedious; tiresome; giving uneasiness; used of something troublesome by long continuance or repetition; as irksome hours; irksome toil or task.


Sirach 31:1  The hopes of a man void of understanding are vain and false: and dreams lift up fools.


Sirach 34:7  It is a stumblingblock unto them that sacrifice unto it, and every fool shall be taken therewith.

 34:30  Drunkenness increaseth the rage of a fool till he offend: it diminisheth strength, and maketh wounds.


Sirach 36:5  The heart of the foolish is like a cartwheel; and his thoughts are like a rolling axletree.


Sirach 41:15  A man that hideth his foolishness is better than a man that hideth his wisdom.


Sirach 42:8  Be not ashamed to inform the unwise and foolish, and the extreme aged that contendeth with those that are young: thus shalt you be truly learned, and approved of all men living.


Sirach 47:23  Thus rested Solomon with his fathers, and of his seed he left behind him Roboam, even the foolishness of the people, and one that had no understanding, who turned away the people through his counsel. There was also Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who caused Israel to sin, and shewed Ephraim the way of sin:


Sirach 50:26  They that sit upon the mountain of Samaria, and they that dwell among the Philistines, and that foolish people that dwell in Sichem.



Chapter 19 is about the doom of Egypt.

Isaiah 19:11  Surely the princes of Zoan are fools (H191- perverse, licentious, despise wisdom), the counsel of the wise counsellors of Pharaoh is become brutish: how say you unto Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?

 19:12  Where are they? where are your wise men? and let them tell you now, and let them know what Yahweh of hosts hath purposed upon Egypt.

 19:13  The princes of Zoan are become fools (H2973- foolish, to be slack, failed), the princes of Noph are deceived; they have also seduced Egypt, even they that are the stay of the tribes thereof.

A once white prosperous Egypt has become pagan and race-mixed.


Isaiah 32:5  The vile person (H5036- foolish) shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said to be bountiful.

Look how Liberalism is growing today. Soon they will be called what they are, vile.

A churl is a miser, a niggard, one who in wealth makes himself miserable by the fear of poverty.

The Hebrew: 5  The wicked person shall no more be called nobel, nor the knave (scoundrel) said to be distinguished.

 32:6  For the vile person (H5036- wicked, foolish) will speak villany (disgraceful folly), and his heart (mind) will work iniquity, to practice hypocrisy (profaneness), and to utter error against Yahweh, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he (the wicked) will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.


Prophecy of the children of Jacob in the wilderness of Europe.

Isaiah 35:8  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 (H191- one who despises wisdom, is licentious, perverse), shall not err therein.

Septuagint: 8  There shall be there a pure way, and it shall be called a holy way; and there shall not pass by there any unclean person, neither shall there be there an unclean way; but the dispersed shall walk on it, and they shall not go astray.

The dispersed are the children of Jacob. That's we Caucasian Israelites!

When the children of Israel were scattered, they migrated into Europe, which was a wilderness, through the Caucusus Mountains, not yet tainted by the other races. The gospel and the Reformation was in full effect while the Jews were kept in the ghettos (800-1800 AD)(the 1000 years), until the time of Napoleon, when the Jews were allowed back into society. Now look at the mess we are in, again!


Isaiah 44:25  That frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish (H5528- turn into foolishness);



Jeremiah 4:22  For My people is foolish (H191- despise wisdom, licentious, perverse), they have not known Me; they are sottish (H5530- dull, stupid, senseless, very foolish) children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.


Jeremiah 5:3  (Jeremiah speaking) O Yahweh, are not Your eyes upon the truth? You hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; You hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return (turn back from sin).

 5:4  Therefore I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish (H2973- become fools, show wicked folly): for they know not the way of Yahweh, nor the judgment of their God.

 5:21  Hear now this, O foolish (H5530- sottish, dull, senseless, very foolish) people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not:

 5:22  Fear you not Me? saith Yahweh: will you not tremble at My presence, which have placed the sand for the bound of the sea by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass it: and though the waves thereof toss themselves, yet can they not prevail; though they roar, yet can they not pass over it?


Jeremiah 10:8  But they are altogether brutish and foolish (H3688- stupid): the stock (tree) is a doctrine of vanities (an instruction of worthlessness).

Verses 1-9 are talking about the Christmas tree. Christmas is a pagan custom, holiday and idol worship. This is 600 BC and they are worshiping the customs of the other nations. Christ was not born until 600 years later and at the end of September. John was born on the Spring Equinox (Mar 20/21) and Christ was 6 months later (late Sept). Stop celebrating false rituals! Easter is one too! Don't be a FOOL!


Jeremiah 17:11  As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not; so he that getteth riches, and not by right (just means), shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool (H5036- vile, impious, disgrace).

Septuagint: 11  The partridge utters her voice, she gathers eggs which she did not lay; so is a man gaining his wealth unjustly; in the midst of his days his riches shall leave him, and at his latter end he will be a fool.

There is a bird that kicks out the eggs of an indigenous bird's nest, lay their own, and the other bird cares for the eggs of the bird that kicked it's eggs out.

We have been fooled into raising and feeding the other races and neglecting our own.


Jeremiah 23:13  And I have seen folly (H8604- foolishness) in the prophets of Samaria; they prophesied in Baal, and caused My people Israel to err.

H8604 also means frivolity- in a trifling manner without seriousness or dignity.

Jeremiah 50:36  A sword is upon the liars; and they shall dote (H2973- be foolish): a sword is upon her mighty men; and they shall be dismayed.



Lamentations 2:14  Thy prophets have seen vain and foolish things (H8602- insipid, folly) for you: and they have not discovered your iniquity, to turn away your captivity; but have seen for you false burdens and causes of banishment.

Wanting power to gratify desire; as insipid pleasure.



Ezekiel 13:10  Because, even because they (false prophets, preachers)  have seduced My people, saying, Peace; and there was no peace; and one built up a wall, and, lo, others daubed it with untempered morter:

Untempered mortar

Untempered is H8602 (taphel) From an unused root meaning to smear; plaster (as gummy) or slime; (figuratively) frivolity: - foolish things, unsavoury, untempered.

Untempered a. Not tempered; not duly mixed for use; not durable or strong.

DULY, adv. [from due.] DUE, a. Du. [L., Gr., to bind. It has no connection with owe.]

Properly; fitly; in a suitable or becoming manner; as, let the subject be duly considered.


Septuagint: 10  Because they (false prophets, preachers) have caused My people to err, saying, Peace; and there is no peace; and one builds a wall, and they plaster it, --it shall fall.

Geneva: 10  And therefore, because they have deceived My people, saying, Peace, & there was no peace: and one built up a wall, and behold, the others daubed it with untempered mortar,

Jeremiah 6:14  They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of My people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

 13:11  Say unto them which daub it with untempered morter (H8602- foolish, insipid, apostate), that it shall fall: there shall be an overflowing shower; and you, O great hailstones, shall fall; and a stormy wind shall rend it.

 13:12  Lo, when the wall (of lies) is fallen, shall it not be said unto you, Where is the daubing (plastering, coating) wherewith you have daubed (plastered, coated) it?

 13:13  Therefore thus saith Yahweh GOD; I will even rend it with a stormy wind in My fury; and there shall be an overflowing shower in Mine anger, and great hailstones in My fury to consume it.

 13:14  So will I break down the wall (of lies) that you have daubed with untempered morter (H8602- foolish, insipid, apostate), and bring it down to the ground, so that the foundation thereof shall be discovered, and it shall fall, and you shall be consumed in the midst thereof: and you shall know that I am Yahweh.

 13:15  Thus will I accomplish My wrath upon the wall (of lies, false teachings), and upon them that have daubed it with untempered morter (H8602- foolish, insipid, apostate), and will say unto you, The wall (of lies) is no more, neither they that daubed it;

 13:16  To wit, (Even) the prophets of Israel which prophesy concerning Jerusalem, and which see visions of peace for her, and there is no peace, saith Yahweh GOD.

Septuagint: Jeremiah 6:14  And they healed the breach of My people imperfectly, making light of it, and saying, Peace, peace; and where is peace?

 22:28  And her prophets have daubed them with untempered morter (H8602- foolish, insipid, apostate), seeing vanity (visions of emptiness), and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus saith Yahweh GOD, when Yahweh hath not spoken.

Exactly what is happening in the pulpit today. Judeo-Chrisitanity is NOT Christianity!


Ezekiel 45:20  And so you shalt do the seventh day of the month for every one that erreth, and for him that is simple (H6612- naive, seducible, foolish): so shall you reconcile the house.


Baruch 3:24  O Israel, how great is the house of God! and how large is the place of His possession!

 3:25  Great, and hath none end; high, and unmeasurable.

 3:26  There were the giants famous from the beginning, that were of so great stature, and so expert in war.

 3:27  Those did not Yahweh choose, neither gave He the way of knowledge unto them:

 3:28  But they were destroyed, because they had no wisdom, and perished through their own foolishness.



Daniel 13:42  Then Susanna cried out with a loud voice, and said, O everlasting God, that knowest the secrets, and knowest all things before they be:

 13:43  Thou knowest that they have borne false witness against me, and, behold, I must die; whereas I never did such things as these men have maliciously invented against me.

 13:44  And Yahweh heard her voice.

 13:45  Therefore when she was led to be put to death, Yahweh raised up the holy spirit of a young youth whose name was Daniel:

 13:46  Who cried with a loud voice, I am clear from the blood of this woman.

 13:47  Then all the people turned them toward him, and said, What mean these words that you hast spoken?

 13:48  So he standing in the midst of them said, Are you such fools, you sons of Israel, that without examination or knowledge of the truth you have condemned a daughter of Israel?

This is the story of two Canaanite Jews who spied on a bathing Susanna and lusted to lay with her. When she found them out, they bore false witness against her to put her to death. Daniel was not FOOLED. He examined them and caught them in their own lie.

 13:59  Then said Daniel unto him, Well; you hast also lied against your own head: for the angel of God waiteth with the sword to cut you in two, that he may destroy you.

 13:60  With that all the assembly cried out with a loud voice, and praised God, who saveth them that trust in him.

 13:61  And they arose against the two elders, for Daniel had convicted them of false witness by their own mouth:

 13:62  And according to the law of Moses they did unto them in such sort as they maliciously intended to do to their neighbour: and they put them to death. Thus the innocent blood was saved the same day.



Ezekiel 13:3  Thus saith Yahweh GOD; Woe unto the foolish (H5036- vile, impious senseless, wicked) prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing!



Hosea 9:7  The days of visitation are come, the days of recompence are come; Israel shall know it: the prophet is a fool (H191- perverse, mad), the spiritual man is mad (driven to despair), for the multitude of your iniquity, and the great hatred.



Zechariah 11:15  And Yahweh said unto me, Take unto you yet the instruments of a foolish (H196- unskillful, morally impious) shepherd.



Matthew 5:21  You have heard that it was said by them of old time, You shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:  

 5:22  But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca (O empty one), shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, You fool (G3474- stupid), shall be in danger of hell fire.

Raca, O empty one, that is, you worthless (as a term of utter vilification). Of Chaldee origin, compare H7386, reyq, empty, vain, empty (of vessels), idle, worthless (ethically).

Fool, G3474 moros (moron?), impious, godless, dull, heedless, absurd, stupid. From the base of G3466 musterion, (to shut the mouth).

Murder will receive judgment. Anger without a cause toward your brethren is worse.


Matthew 7:21  Not every one that saith unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of My Father which is in heaven.

 7:22  Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name? and in Your name have cast out devils? and in Your name done many wonderful works?

 7:23  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, you that work iniquity.

 7:24  Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of Mine, and doeth (practices) them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

 7:25  And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

 7:26  And every one that heareth these sayings of Mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish (G3474- stupid, heedless) man, which built his house upon the sand:


Matthew 15:16  And Jesus said, Are you also yet (still, at the present time) without understanding (G801- stupid, foolish)?


Matthew 23:16  Woe unto you, you blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor (metaphorically the goodwill due)!

 23:17  Ye fools (G3474- stupid) and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?   (Ex 30:29)

 23:19  Ye fools (G3474- stupid) and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?


Matthew 25:1  Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

 25:2  And five of them were wise, and five were foolish (G3474- stupid, heedless).

 25:3  They that were foolish (G3474- stupid, heedless) took their lamps, and took no oil with them:

 25:4  But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

The oil is truth, understanding, knowledge.

John 17:17  Sanctify them through Thy truth: Thy word is truth.

1John 2:27  But the anointing which you have received of Him abideth in you, and you need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, you shall abide in Him.

 25:5  While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

Christ is tarrying between His 1st and 2nd advents. Many of us are still unlearned and sleeping.

 25:6  And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go you out to meet him.

 25:7  Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.

'trimmed', put in order.

 25:8  And the foolish (G3474- stupid, heedless) said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.

 25:9  But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go you rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.

We can't do it for you, you have to study and learn. You have to put in the work.

Galatians 6:4  But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.

 6:5  For every man shall bear his own burden.

2Timothy 2:15  Study to shew yourself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

 25:10  And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.

The foolish virgins were found in the marketplace supporting the Beast system (Mystery Babylon). Because it's all they know. People believe the false religions of the “churches” because it's all they know.

 25:11  Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Master, Master, open to us.

 25:12  But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.

Psalm 5:5  The foolish shall not stand in Your sight: You hatest all workers of iniquity.

Matthew 7:21  Not every one that saith unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of My Father which is in heaven.

7:22  Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy name? and in Thy name have cast out devils? and in Thy name done many wonderful works?

7:23  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, you that work iniquity.

Judeo-Christianity is a FOOLISH doctrine.

 25:13  Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

It matters what kind of oil is in your lamp. The oil of deception and lies, or the oil of truth.



Mark 7:17  And when He was entered into the house from the people, His disciples asked Him concerning the parable.

 7:18  And He saith unto them, Are you so without understanding (G801- stupid, fools) also? Do you not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, it cannot defile him;

 7:19  Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats?

 7:20  And He said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man.

 7:21  For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,

 7:22  Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness (G877- senselessness, egotism, morally reckless):

 7:23  All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.



Luke 11:37  And as He spake, a certain Pharisee besought Him to dine with him: and He went in, and sat down to meat.

 11:38  And when the Pharisee saw it, he marvelled that He had not first washed before dinner.

 11:39  And the Prince said unto him, Now do you Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness.

Luke 11:40  Ye fools (G878- ignorant, senseless, without reason), did not He that made that which is without make that which is within also?


Luke 12:13  And one of the company said unto Him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me.

 12:14  And He said unto him, Man, who made Me a judge or a divider over you?

 12:15  And He said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.

1Timothy 6:7  For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

Christ wanted no part in their earthly quarrels over material possessions.

 12:16  And He spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:

 12:17  And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?

 12:18  And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.

 12:19  And I will say to my soul, Soul, you hast much goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, and be merry.

Ecclesiastes 11:9  Rejoice, O young man, in your youth; and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth, and walk in the ways of your heart, and in the sight of your eyes: but know you, that for all these things God will bring you into judgment.

James 5:5  Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; you have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.

 12:20  But God said unto him, Thou fool (G878- stupid, ignorant, sensless), this night your soul shall be required of you: then whose shall those things be, which you hast provided?

 12:21  So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.

All of the wealth we may amass will not do us any good when we die.


Luke 24:22  Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre;

 24:23  And when they found not His body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that He was alive.

 24:24  And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said: but Him they saw not.

 24:25  Then He said unto them, O fools (G453- unwise, without understanding), and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:

 24:26  Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into His glory?  (Acts 17:3)



Romans 1:14  I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians (foreigner ignorant of Greek language); both to the wise, and to the unwise (G453- without understanding, fool).


Romans 1:21  Because that, when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish (G801- without understanding, stupid, wicked) heart was darkened.

 1:22  Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools (G3471- insipid, without salt),

 1:23  And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

Deuteronomy 4:16  Lest you corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image (idols), the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female,

Psalm 106:20  Thus they changed their glory into the similitude of an ox that eateth grass (idols, golden calves).

Insipid, tasteless, wanting spirit, life.

G3471 moraino, to make flat and tasteless, of salt that has lost it's strenght and flavour.

Matthew 5:13  Ye (sons of Jacob) are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour  (G3471- strength and flavour)(faith, allegiance, obedience, love), wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

Mark 9:50  Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.   (Num 18:19, 2Chr 13:5)

Luke 14:34  Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savour (G3471- strength and flavor), wherewith shall it be seasoned?

Colossians 4:6  Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer every man.

Don't be a saltless FOOL.


Romans 1:31  Without understanding (G801- stupid, wicked, fools), covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

 1:32  Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.


Romans 2:17  Behold, you art called a Judaean, and rest in the law, and makest your boast of God,

 2:18  And knowest His will, and approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law;

 2:19  And art confident that you yourself art a guide of the (mentally) blind, a light of them which are in darkness (ignorance, accompanying ungodliness and immorality),

 2:20  An instructor of the foolish (G878- ignorant, senseless), a teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law.


Romans 10:19  But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish (G801- without understanding, wicked) nation I will anger you.



1Corinthians 1:18  For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish (die) foolishness (G3472- absurd, silly); but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

 1:19  For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom (cunning) of the wise (shrewd), and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

Isaiah 29:14  Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.

 1:20  Where is the wise (cunning)? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world (age)? hath not God made foolish (G3471- insipid, lose savour) the wisdom of this world?

Verses 19-20 The whole thing about the gospel sounded crazy to the Greeks (who were of the dispersed 10 tribes, the uncircumcised). Yahweh has been pleased by the folly of the proclamation (preaching of gospel) to preserve those believing.

 1:21  For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness (G3472- absurdity, silliness) of preaching to save them that believe.  

 1:22  For the Judaeans require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:  (Matt 12:38, Mark 8:11)

 1:23  But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Judaeans a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness (G3472- absurdity, silliness);

 1:24  But unto them which are called, both Judaeans and Greeks, anointed of Yahweh, power and wisdom

 1:25  Because the foolishness (G3474- hidden thing, secret, mystery) of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

G3474 from G3466, generally mysteries, religious secrets, confided only to the initiated and not to ordinary mortals, a hidden or secret thing, not obvious to the understanding, a hidden purpose or counsel, the secret counsels which govern God in dealing with the righteous, which are hidden from ungodly and wicked men but plain to the godly.

 1:27  But God hath chosen the foolish things (G3474- hidden things, secrets, mysterys) of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;


1Corinthians 2:14  But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness (G3472- absurd, silly) unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

Paul states that there is a difference within those of the spirit race and those of the earth.

The scriptures do not teach that the other races received the spirit. It was breathed personally by Yahweh into the race of Adam.


1Corinthians 3:18  Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world (age), let him become a fool (G3474- he must become foolish), that he may be(come) wise.

 3:19  For the wisdom of this world is foolishness (G3472- folly, absurd, silly) with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.


1Corinthians 4:9  For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death (persecution, execution): for we are made a spectacle unto the world (society), both to messengers, and to men.

Psalm 44:22  Yea, for your sake are we killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter.

 4:10  We are fools (G3474- absurd) for the sake of the Anointed, but are you prudent among the Anointed? We are weak, but are you strong? Are you held in honor, but we without esteem?

The Anointed are the children of Jacob. The KJV has Christ. Christ does not always refer to the man, rather it refers to the seed of Jacob, the Anointed of Yahweh.


1Corinthians 15:36  Thou fool (G878- Stupid! Foolish!), that which you sowest is it not made alive even if it may die?



2Corinthians 11:1  Would to God you could bear with me a little in my folly (G877- senselessness, egotism): and indeed bear with me.

 11:16  I say again, Let no man think me a fool (G878- egotistic); if otherwise, yet as a fool (G878- egotistic) receive me, that I may boast myself a little.

 11:17  That which I speak, I speak it not after the Lord, but as it were foolishly (G1722- in G877- folly), in this confidence of boasting.

'after the Lord' should read '...I do not speak with authority but as if in folly, in this the substance of that reason to boast.'

12-16 Paul is warning us about false preachers. This applies today also, these also include the “innocent” preachers who are just repeating what they learned in seminary schools which do not teach scripture. They brainwash our well meaning pastors there with their 'doctrines of men'.

 11:18  Seeing that many glory (boast) after the flesh, I will glory (boast) also.

Paul is telling the Corinthians that he brought the gospel and didn't charge or take anything for it. The “folly” he's talking about in verse 1.  

 11:19  For you suffer fools (G878- the ignorant, unlearned) gladly, seeing you yourselves are wise.

They hold themselves up against naive and unlearned people to make themselves look wiser.  

 11:21  I speak as concerning reproach, as though we had been weak. Howbeit whereinsoever any is bold, (I speak foolishly (H1722- in G877- folly),) I am bold also.

 11:22  Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? so am I.

All statements of identity.

'They' are the false preachers Paul is addressing.

 11:23  Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool (G3912- void of understanding, wandering from reason)) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft.


2Corinthians 12:6  For though I would desire to glory (boast), I shall not be a fool (G878- egotistic, without reason); for I will say the truth: but now I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which he seeth me to be, or that he heareth of me.

 12:7  And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan (adversity) to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.

Yahweh humbled Paul, humility has power.

Ezekiel 28:24  And there shall be no more a pricking brier unto the house of Israel, nor any grieving thorn of all that are round about them, that despised them; and they shall know that I am Yahweh GOD.

Job 2:6  And Yahweh said unto Satan, Behold, he is in your hand; but save (reserve) his life.

The briers and thorns in our side are the adversary, the children of darkness.

When we are not humble, Yahweh will use the adversary to teach us humility.

 12:8  For this thing I besought the Prince thrice, that it might depart from me.

 12:9  And He said unto me, My grace (favor) is sufficient for you: for My strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory (boast) in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

 12:10  Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

Paul's weaknesses has him rely on Yahweh more.

Romans 5:3  And not only so, but we boast in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh endurance;

12:11  I am become a fool (G878- foolish) in glorying (boasting); you have compelled me: for I ought to have been commended (joined) of you: for in nothing am I behind the very chiefest apostles, though I be nothing.



The function of the ritual law

Galatians 3:1  O foolish (G453- senseless, without understanding) Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been publicly set forth, crucified among you?  

Don't you understand His death yet?

The Keltic temperament, then, as now, has always been ardent and eager but easily influenced, and Paul reproached them for this instability.

 3:2  This only would I learn of you, Received you the Spirit by the works of the law (rituals), or by the hearing of faith?

The Judaizers, false brethren, the Jews were teaching that you were saved by the rituals.

 3:3  Are you so foolish (G453- without understanding)? having begun in the Spirit, are you now made perfect by the flesh?



Ephesians 5:1  Be you therefore followers (imitators) of God, as dear children;

“Just believing”, is not following. If you “just believe” then you are just a fool.

 5:2  And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given Himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

The death of the martyrs were a sweet savor to Yahweh. Christ's was the most potent, we must strengthen our potency.

 5:3  But fornication (race mixing), and all uncleanness, or covetousness (greediness), let it not be once named among you, as becometh (as is suitable with) saints;  (Rom 6:13, 1 Cor 5:1)

 5:4  Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking (G3473- buffoonery), nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.

 5:15  See then that you walk circumspectly (precisely), not as fools (G781- unwise), but as wise,

 5:16  Redeeming (Buying) the time, because the days are evil.

 5:17  Wherefore be you not unwise (G878- ignorant, foolish), but understanding what the will of the Prince is.



1Timothy 6:9  But they that will (wishing to) be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish (G453- unwise, brash) and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.



2Timothy 2:23  But foolish (G3474- absurd, stupid, ignorant) and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.


Titus 3:3  For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish (G453- without understanding), disobedient, deceived, serving divers (enslaved in) lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.

 3:9  But avoid foolish (G3474- absurd, stupid) questions (inquiries), and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.

Paul is referring to the genealogies that the Greeks claimed they were descendants of the gods. Mythical genealogies.

Strivings about the law can be demonstrated in John 8:3-11.



1Peter 2:15  For so is the will of God, that with well doing you may put to silence (muzzle) the ignorance of foolish (G878- senseless, ignorant, stupid) men:

 2:16  As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.




Pastor Visser sermon on All Fool's Day.