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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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