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 Proverbs 1:7; 1:32; 3:35; 10:14; 10:21; 10:23; 11:29; 14:3; 14:8; 14:9; 14:16; 14:24; 14:33; 15:2; 15:5; 15:7; 15:14; 16:22; 17:7; 17:10; 17:12; 17:16; 17:21; 17:24; 17:28; 18:2; 18:6 - 7; 19:1; 19:10; 19:29; 20:3; 23:9; 24:7; 26:1;26:3 - 12; 27:3; 28:26; 29:11
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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.
 
1:32 - 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 3
3:35 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The wise inherit honor, but fools he holds up to shame.
 
   Chapter 10
10:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Wise men store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.
 
10:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The lips of the righteous nourish many, but fools die for lack of judgment.
 
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 14
14:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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A fool's talk brings a rod to his back, but the lips of the wise protect them.
 
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.
 
14:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The wealth of the wise is their crown, but the folly of fools yields folly.
 
14:33 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Wisdom reposes in the heart of the discerning and even among fools she lets herself be known. F26
 
   Chapter 15
15:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.
 
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.
 
15:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so the hearts of fools.
 
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 16
16:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Understanding is a fountain of life to those who have it, but folly brings punishment to fools.
 
   Chapter 17
17:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Arrogant F33 lips are unsuited to a fool - how much worse lying lips to a ruler!
 
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.
 
17:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool in his folly.
 
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?
 
17:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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To have a fool for a son brings grief; there is no joy for the father of a fool.
 
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.
 
18:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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A fool's lips bring him strife, and his mouth invites a beating.
 
18:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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A fool's mouth is his undoing, and his lips are a snare to his soul.
 
   Chapter 19
19:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Better a poor man whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse.
 
19:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury - how much worse for a slave to rule over princes!
 
19:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Penalties are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools.
 
   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 23
23:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Do not speak to a fool, for he will scorn the wisdom of your words.
 
   Chapter 24
24:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Wisdom is too high for a fool; in the assembly at the gate he has nothing to say.
 
   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.
 
26:3 - 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 27
27:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Stone is heavy and sand a burden, but provocation by a fool is heavier than both.
 
   Chapter 28
28:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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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 ]
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A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F1 The Hebrew words rendered fool in Proverbs, and often elsewhere in the Old Testament, denote one who is morally deficient.
F26 Hebrew; Septuagint and Syriac / but in the heart of fools she is not known
F33 Or Eloquent

 
 

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