100 Bible Verses about Brother A Fool

Matthew 5:22 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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.

Psalm 14:1 ESV / 10 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. Of David. The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good.

Proverbs 29:11 ESV / 6 helpful votes

A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.

Proverbs 14:16 ESV / 6 helpful votes

One who is wise is cautious and turns away from evil, but a fool is reckless and careless.

1 John 3:15 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.

Matthew 23:17 ESV / 5 helpful votes

You blind fools! For which is greater, the gold or the temple that has made the gold sacred?

Proverbs 28:26 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.

Psalm 53:1 ESV / 5 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: according to Mahalath. A Maskil of David. The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, doing abominable iniquity; there is none who does good.

Ephesians 4:26 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,

Matthew 7:26 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.

Isaiah 32:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For the fool speaks folly, and his heart is busy with iniquity, to practice ungodliness, to utter error concerning the Lord, to leave the craving of the hungry unsatisfied, and to deprive the thirsty of drink.

Proverbs 26:11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Like a dog that returns to his vomit is a fool who repeats his folly.

Proverbs 26:4-5 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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.

Proverbs 18:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes

A fool's mouth is his ruin, and his lips are a snare to his soul.

Proverbs 18:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.

Proverbs 17:17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

Proverbs 13:20 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.

Proverbs 12:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.

Proverbs 10:23 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Doing wrong is like a joke to a fool, but wisdom is pleasure to a man of understanding.

Proverbs 1:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Psalm 133:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

A Song of Ascents. Of David. Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!

Psalm 92:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The stupid man cannot know; the fool cannot understand this:

Hebrews 13:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Let brotherly love continue.

Romans 12:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

Luke 24:25 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And he said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken!

Luke 12:20 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’

Matthew 25:1-13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept. ...

Jeremiah 17:11 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Like the partridge that gathers a brood that she did not hatch, so is he who gets riches but not by justice; in the midst of his days they will leave him, and at his end he will be a fool.

Ecclesiastes 7:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the bosom of fools.

Ecclesiastes 4:5 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The fool folds his hands and eats his own flesh.

Proverbs 29:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

If a wise man has an argument with a fool, the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet.

Proverbs 26:3-12 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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. ...

Proverbs 26:1-28 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a fool. Like a sparrow in its flitting, like a swallow in its flying, a curse that is causeless does not alight. 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. ...

Proverbs 20:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes

It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife, but every fool will be quarreling.

Proverbs 18:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes

A fool's lips walk into a fight, and his mouth invites a beating.

Proverbs 17:28 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.

Proverbs 15:5 ESV / 3 helpful votes

A fool despises his father's instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is prudent.

Proverbs 14:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Fools mock at the guilt offering, but the upright enjoy acceptance.

Proverbs 14:7-9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Leave the presence of a fool, for there you do not meet words of knowledge. The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way, but the folly of fools is deceiving. Fools mock at the guilt offering, but the upright enjoy acceptance.

Proverbs 13:16 ESV / 3 helpful votes

In everything the prudent acts with knowledge, but a fool flaunts his folly.

Proverbs 10:14 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The wise lay up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool brings ruin near.

Proverbs 10:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Whoever winks the eye causes trouble, but a babbling fool will come to ruin.

Proverbs 10:8 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The wise of heart will receive commandments, but a babbling fool will come to ruin.

Psalm 49:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For he sees that even the wise die; the fool and the stupid alike must perish and leave their wealth to others.

Leviticus 19:17 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“You shall not hate your brother in your heart, but you shall reason frankly with your neighbor, lest you incur sin because of him.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

1 John 4:20-21 ESV / 2 helpful votes

If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.

1 John 4:7 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.

1 John 3:16-18 ESV / 2 helpful votes

By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

1 John 3:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.

1 Peter 5:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

1 Peter 2:17 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.

1 Peter 1:22 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart,

James 4:1-2 ESV / 2 helpful votes

What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask.

James 1:27 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.

James 1:20 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.

James 1:19-20 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.

Titus 3:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another.

Titus 3:1-11 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people. For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another. But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, ...

1 Timothy 3:8-13 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain. They must hold the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. And let them also be tested first; then let them serve as deacons if they prove themselves blameless. Their wives likewise must be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, faithful in all things. Let deacons each be the husband of one wife, managing their children and their own households well. ...

Colossians 3:12-14 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes

With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

Galatians 6:7-8 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.

Galatians 6:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

1 Corinthians 15:36 ESV / 2 helpful votes

You foolish person! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies.

1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 2 helpful votes

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

1 Corinthians 6:10 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

1 Corinthians 5:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes

You are to deliver this man to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord.

1 Corinthians 3:18 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise.

Romans 15:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes

May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus,

Romans 12:9 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.

Romans 12:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes

So we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.

Romans 8:1-39 ESV / 2 helpful votes

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. ...

Romans 6:23 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Acts 6:1-6 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Now in these days when the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint by the Hellenists arose against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution. And the twelve summoned the full number of the disciples and said, “It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables. Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty. But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” And what they said pleased the whole gathering, and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolaus, a proselyte of Antioch. ...

Acts 3:19 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out,

John 13:34-35 ESV / 2 helpful votes

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

John 3:16-17 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Luke 12:16-21 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And he told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man produced plentifully, and he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’ And he said, ‘I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.’ But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ ...

Luke 12:13-21 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” But he said to him, “Man, who made me a judge or arbitrator over you?” And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” And he told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man produced plentifully, and he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’ ...

Luke 6:39 ESV / 2 helpful votes

He also told them a parable: “Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit?

Luke 6:31 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.

Mark 3:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And he looked around at them with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart, and said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was restored.

Matthew 25:40 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

Matthew 23:19 ESV / 2 helpful votes

You blind men! For which is greater, the gift or the altar that makes the gift sacred?

Matthew 23:16-19 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“Woe to you, blind guides, who say, ‘If anyone swears by the temple, it is nothing, but if anyone swears by the gold of the temple, he is bound by his oath.’ You blind fools! For which is greater, the gold or the temple that has made the gold sacred? And you say, ‘If anyone swears by the altar, it is nothing, but if anyone swears by the gift that is on the altar, he is bound by his oath.’ You blind men! For which is greater, the gift or the altar that makes the gift sacred?

Matthew 22:39 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Matthew 19:19 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Matthew 18:35 ESV / 2 helpful votes

So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.”

Matthew 12:46-50 ESV / 2 helpful votes

While he was still speaking to the people, behold, his mother and his brothers stood outside, asking to speak to him. But he replied to the man who told him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”

Matthew 6:9-15 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. ...

Matthew 5:23-24 ESV / 2 helpful votes

So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

Matthew 5:23 ESV / 2 helpful votes

So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you,

Matthew 5:21 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’

Ecclesiastes 10:12 ESV / 2 helpful votes

The words of a wise man's mouth win him favor, but the lips of a fool consume him.

Ecclesiastes 10:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes

A wise man's heart inclines him to the right, but a fool's heart to the left.

Proverbs 29:20 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

Proverbs 27:22 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Crush a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain, yet his folly will not depart from him.

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