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 Proverbs 1:7; 1:22; 1:32; 8:5; 9:13 - 18; 10:8; 10:18; 10:23; 11:29; 12:15 - 16; 12:23; 13:16; 13:19 - 20; 14:7 - 9; 14:16 - 18; 14:29; 15:5; 15:14; 17:10; 17:16; 17:24; 17:28; 18:2; 18:13; 19:3; 20:3; 21:20; 22:15; 26:1 - 12; 28:26; 29:11; 30:32
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   Book of Proverbs
   Chapter 1
1:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools F1 despise wisdom and discipline.
 
1:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"How long will you simple ones F4 love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge?
 
1:32 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them;
 
   Chapter 8
8:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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You who are simple, gain prudence; you who are foolish, gain understanding.
 
   Chapter 9
9:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The woman Folly is loud; she is undisciplined and without knowledge.
 
9:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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She sits at the door of her house, on a seat at the highest point of the city,
 
9:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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calling out to those who pass by, who go straight on their way.
 
9:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Let all who are simple come in here!" she says to those who lack judgment.
 
9:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Stolen water is sweet; food eaten in secret is delicious!"
 
9:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But little do they know that the dead are there, that her guests are in the depths of the grave. F20
 
   Chapter 10
10:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.
 
10:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He who conceals his hatred has lying lips, and whoever spreads slander is a fool.
 
10:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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A fool finds pleasure in evil conduct, but a man of understanding delights in wisdom.
 
   Chapter 11
11:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He who brings trouble on his family will inherit only wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise.
 
   Chapter 12
12:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice.
 
12:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult.
 
12:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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A prudent man keeps his knowledge to himself, but the heart of fools blurts out folly.
 
   Chapter 13
13:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Every prudent man acts out of knowledge, but a fool exposes his folly.
 
13:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil.
 
13:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.
 
   Chapter 14
14:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Stay away from a foolish man, for you will not find knowledge on his lips.
 
14:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception.
 
14:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright.
 
14:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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A wise man fears the LORD and shuns evil, but a fool is hotheaded and reckless.
 
14:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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A quick-tempered man does foolish things, and a crafty man is hated.
 
14:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
 
14:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly.
 
   Chapter 15
15:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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A fool spurns his father's discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.
 
15:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.
 
   Chapter 17
17:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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A rebuke impresses a man of discernment more than a hundred lashes a fool.
 
17:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Of what use is money in the hand of a fool, since he has no desire to get wisdom?
 
17:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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A discerning man keeps wisdom in view, but a fool's eyes wander to the ends of the earth.
 
17:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.
 
   Chapter 18
18:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions.
 
18:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He who answers before listening - that is his folly and his shame.
 
   Chapter 19
19:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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A man's own folly ruins his life, yet his heart rages against the LORD.
 
   Chapter 20
20:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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It is to a man's honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel.
 
   Chapter 21
21:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has.
 
   Chapter 22
22:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him.
 
   Chapter 26
26:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, honor is not fitting for a fool.
 
26:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow, an undeserved curse does not come to rest.
 
26:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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A whip for the horse, a halter for the donkey, and a rod for the backs of fools!
 
26:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you will be like him yourself.
 
26:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Answer a fool according to his folly, or he will be wise in his own eyes.
 
26:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Like cutting off one's feet or drinking violence is the sending of a message by the hand of a fool.
 
26:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Like a lame man's legs that hang limp is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.
 
26:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Like tying a stone in a sling is the giving of honor to a fool.
 
26:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Like a thornbush in a drunkard's hand is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.
 
26:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Like an archer who wounds at random is he who hires a fool or any passer-by.
 
26:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his folly.
 
26:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
 
   Chapter 28
28:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He who trusts in himself is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom is kept safe.
 
   Chapter 29
29:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.
 
   Chapter 30
30:32 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"If you have played the fool and exalted yourself, or if you have planned evil, clap your hand over your mouth!
 

FOOTNOTES:
F1 The Hebrew words rendered fool in Proverbs, and often elsewhere in the Old Testament, denote one who is morally deficient.
F4 The Hebrew word rendered simple in Proverbs generally denotes one without moral direction and inclined to evil.
F20 Hebrew Sheol

 
 

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