Are You Wise or Foolish?

 

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The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

- Proverbs 9:10

 

 

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The Wise: help others with good advise
The Foolish: lack judgment

The lips of the righteous nourish many,
but fools die for lack of judgment.

- Proverbs 10:21

 

 

The Wise: enjoy wisdom
The Foolish: enjoy foolishness

A fool finds pleasure in evil conduct,
but a man of understanding delights in wisdom.

- Proverbs 10:23

 

 

The Wise: cautious with reason
The Foolish: gulible

A simple man believes anything,
but a prudent man gives thought to his steps.

- Proverbs 14:15

 

 

The Foolish: avoid the wise

A mocker resents correction, he will not consult the wise.

- Proverbs 15:12

 

 

The Wise: seek knowledge
The Foolish: feed on foolishness

The discerning heart seeks knowledge,
but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.

- Proverbs 15:14

 

 

The Wise: value wisdom above riches

How much better to get wisdom than gold,
to choose understanding rather than silver!

- Proverbs 16:16

 

 

The Wise: receive life
The Foolish: receive punishment

Understanding is a fountain of life to those who have it,
but folly brings punishment to fools.

- Proverbs 16:22

 

 

The Wise: respond to correction
The Foolish: respond to punishment

A rebuke impresses a man of discernment more than a hundred lashes a fool.

- Proverbs 17:10

 

 

The Wise: pursue wisdom
The Foolish: pursue illusive dreams

A discerning man keeps wisdom in view,
but a fool's eyes wander to the ends of the earth.

- Proverbs 17:24

 

 

The Foolish: blame failure on God

A man's own folly ruins his life,
yet his heart rages against the Lord.

- Proverbs 19:3

 

 

The Wise: profit from correction
The Foolish: an example to others

Flog a mocker, and the simple will learn prudence;
rebuke a discerning man, and he will gain knowledge.

- Proverbs 19:25

 

 

The Foolish: are proud and arrogant

The proud and arrogant man--'Mocker' is his name;
he behaves with overweening pride.

- Proverbs 21:24

 

 

The Foolish: scorn good advise

Do not speak to a fool, for he will scorn the wisdom of your words.

- Proverbs 23:9

 

 

The Foolish: make truth useless

Like a lame man's legs that hang limp
is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.

- Proverbs 26:7

 

 

The Foolish: repeat their folly

As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his folly.

- Proverbs 26:11

 

 

The Wise: trust in wisdom
The Foolish: trust in themselves

He who trusts in himself is a fool,
but he who walks in wisdom is kept safe.

- Proverbs 28:26

 

 

The Wise: control their anger
The Foolish: unleash their anger

A fool gives full vent to his anger,
but a wise man keeps himself under control.

- Proverbs 29:11

 

 

The Wise: admired as counselors
The Foolish: beaten as servants

Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning,
but a rod is for the back of him who lacks judgment.

- Proverbs 10:13

 

 

The Wise: rewarded with knowledge
The Foolish: inherit folly

The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

- Proverbs 14:18

 

 

The Foolish: cause strife and quarrels

Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife;
quarrels and insults are ended.

- Proverbs 22:10

 

 

The Foolish: receive no honor

Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, honor is not fitting for a fool.

- Proverbs 26:1

 

 

The Wise: keep peace
The Foolish: stir up anger

Mockers stir up a city, but wise men turn away anger.

- Proverbs 29:8

 

 

The Wise: stay on straight paths
The Foolish: go the wrong way

Folly delights a man who lacks judgment,
but a man of understanding keeps a straight course.

- Proverbs 15:21

 

 

The Foolish: lash out when discovered in folly

Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool in his folly.

- Proverbs 17:12

 

 

The Foolish: endangered by their words

A fool's lips bring him strife, and his mouth invites a beating.
A fool's mouth is his undoing, and his lips are a snare to his soul.

- Proverbs 18:6 - 7

 

 

The Wise: their wisdom conquers others strength

A wise man attacks the city of the mighty and
pulls down the stronghold in which they trust.

- Proverbs 21:22

 

 

The Wise: avoid wicked paths
The Foolish: walk a troublesome path

In the paths of the wicked lie thorns and snares,
but he who guards his soul stays far from them.

- Proverbs 22:5

 

 

The Wise: have great advise

A wise man has great power, and a man of knowledge increases strength.

- Proverbs 24:5

 

 

The Foolish: will never be chosen as counselors

Wisdom is too high for a fool; in the assembly at the gate he has nothing to say.

- Proverbs 24:7

 

 

The Foolish: must be guided by hardship

A whip for the horse, a halter for the donkey,
and a rod for the backs of fools!

- Proverbs 26:3

 

 

The Foolish: persist in foolishness

Though you grind a fool in a mortar, grinding him like grain with a pestle,
you will not remove his folly from him.

- Proverbs 27:22

 

 

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