Folly

7 04 2015

The Book of Proverbs gives us very sage advice from the deep wells of divine wisdom. It has much to say about characters such as the fool, scorner, sluggard and simple. Another subject of interest is the word “folly”.

Folly- the actions and reactions of a fool; senselessness

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Proverbs 5:23 He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.
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Proverbs 13:16 Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.
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Proverbs 14:8 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.
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Proverbs 14:18 The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
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Proverbs 14:24 The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly.
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Proverbs 14:29 He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
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Proverbs 15:21 Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly.
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Proverbs 16:22 Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.
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Proverbs 17:12 Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.
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Proverbs 18:13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.
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Proverbs 26:4 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.
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Proverbs 26:5 Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.
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Proverbs 26:11 As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.

Wise Observations:

  • “You’re making a fool of yourself, and I’ve never seen better craftsmanship.
  • “It is never wise to argue with a fool; the bystander does not know which is which.”
  • “Wise men think without talking; fools talk without thinking.”
  • “The fool declares: “I never make misteaks!”
  • “A fool and his money are soon partying.”
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