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Want to know what the Bible says about Fool? Here are 96 Bible verses about Fool from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Proverbs 18:2 NIV
Fools find no pleasure in understanding
    but delight in airing their own opinions.
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Proverbs 29:11 NIV
Fools give full vent to their rage,
    but the wise bring calm in the end.
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Proverbs 1:7 NIV
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,
    but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
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Proverbs 18:6 NIV
The lips of fools bring them strife,
    and their mouths invite a beating.
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Proverbs 29:9 NIV
If a wise person goes to court with a fool,
    the fool rages and scoffs, and there is no peace.
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Matthew 5:22 NIV
But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.
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Proverbs 28:26 NIV
Those who trust in themselves are fools,
    but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe.
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Proverbs 26:19 NIV
is one who deceives their neighbor
    and says, “I was only joking!”
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Proverbs 10:23 NIV
A fool finds pleasure in wicked schemes,
    but a person of understanding delights in wisdom.
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Proverbs 18:7 NIV
The mouths of fools are their undoing,
    and their lips are a snare to their very lives.
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Proverbs 14:7-9 NIV
7 Stay away from a fool,
    for you will not find knowledge on their lips.
8 The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways,
    but the folly of fools is deception.
9 Fools mock at making amends for sin,
    but goodwill is found among the upright.
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Proverbs 17:28 NIV
Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent,
    and discerning if they hold their tongues.
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Proverbs 14:16 NIV
The wise fear the Lord and shun evil,
    but a fool is hotheaded and yet feels secure.
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Proverbs 23:9 NIV
Do not speak to fools,
    for they will scorn your prudent words.
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Proverbs 3:35 NIV
The wise inherit honor,
    but fools get only shame.
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Proverbs 12:16 NIV
Fools show their annoyance at once,
    but the prudent overlook an insult.
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Proverbs 13:20 NIV
Walk with the wise and become wise,
    for a companion of fools suffers harm.
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Ecclesiastes 7:9 NIV
Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit,
    for anger resides in the lap of fools.
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Proverbs 14:15 NIV
The simple believe anything,
    but the prudent give thought to their steps.
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Proverbs 15:2 NIV
The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge,
    but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.
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