Then said Saul, I have sinned: return, my son David: for I will no more do thee harm, because my soul was precious in thine eyes this day: behold, I have played the fool, and have erred exceedingly.
And the king lamented over Abner, and said, Died Abner as a fool dieth?
To the chief Musician, [A Psalm] of David. The fool hath said in his heart, [There is] no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, [there is] none that doeth good.
For he seeth [that] wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others.
To the chief Musician upon Mahalath, Maschil, [A Psalm] of David. The fool hath said in his heart, [There is] no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: [there is] none that doeth good.
A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this.
He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;
The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.
He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.
He that hideth hatred [with] lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, [is] a fool.
[It is] as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.
He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool [shall be] servant to the wise of heart.
The way of a fool [is] right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel [is] wise.
Every prudent [man] dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open [his] folly.
A wise [man] feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.
A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.
Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.
A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.
Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.
Wherefore [is there] a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing [he hath] no heart [to it]?
He that begetteth a fool [doeth it] to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy.
Wisdom [is] before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool [are] in the ends of the earth.
Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: [and] he that shutteth his lips [is esteemed] a man of understanding.
A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.
Better [is] the poor that walketh in his integrity, than [he that is] perverse in his lips, and is a fool.
Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.
[It is] an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.
Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.
Wisdom [is] too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate.
As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool.
Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.
Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.
He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, [and] drinketh damage.
As he that bindeth a stone in a sling, so [is] he that giveth honour to a fool.
The great [God] that formed all [things] both rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors.
As a dog returneth to his vomit, [so] a fool returneth to his folly.
Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? [there is] more hope of a fool than of him.
Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, [yet] will not his foolishness depart from him.
He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.
A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise [man] keepeth it in till afterwards.
Seest thou a man [that is] hasty in his words? [there is] more hope of a fool than of him.
For a servant when he reigneth; and a fool when he is filled with meat;
The wise man's eyes [are] in his head; but the fool walketh in darkness: and I myself perceived also that one event happeneth to them all.
Then said I in my heart, As it happeneth to the fool, so it happeneth even to me; and why was I then more wise? Then I said in my heart, that this also [is] vanity.
For [there is] no remembrance of the wise more than of the fool for ever; seeing that which now [is] in the days to come shall all be forgotten. And how dieth the wise [man]? as the fool.
And who knoweth whether he shall be a wise [man] or a fool? yet shall he have rule over all my labour wherein I have laboured, and wherein I have showed myself wise under the sun. This [is] also vanity.
The fool foldeth his hands together, and eateth his own flesh.
For what hath the wise more than the fool? what hath the poor, that knoweth to walk before the living?
For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so [is] the laughter of the fool: this also [is] vanity.
Yea also, when he that is a fool walketh by the way, his wisdom faileth [him], and he saith to every one [that] he [is] a fool.
The words of a wise man's mouth [are] gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself.
A fool also is full of words: a man cannot tell what shall be; and what shall be after him, who can tell him?