Happy April Fool’s Day!
To some this is a favorite holiday, perhaps one that they’ve planned for all year. To others, it’s a day where you’re always skeptical of the person you’re interacting with, waiting for the prank or joke to be on you. But whether you love it or hate it, it happens every year. So we wanted to check our favorite source, The Bible, and see what it has to say about the namesake of this special day, The Fool.
Here are our top 10 favorite verses about fools from the Bible.
A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.
Is the man who deceives his neighbor and says, “I am only joking!”
A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.
A fool’s lips walk into a fight, and his mouth invites a beating.
If a wise man has an argument with a fool, the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet.
Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.
But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire.
A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the back of fools. Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him yourself. Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes. Whoever sends a message by the hand of a fool cuts off his own feet and drinks violence. Like a lame man’s legs, which hang useless, is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
Doing wrong is like a joke to a fool, but wisdom is pleasure to a man of understanding.