10 Bible Verses about Stupidity

Romans 1:22 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Claiming to be wise, they became fools,

Proverbs 14:16-18 ESV / 14 helpful votes

One who is wise is cautious and turns away from evil, but a fool is reckless and careless. A man of quick temper acts foolishly, and a man of evil devices is hated. The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

Proverbs 12:1 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.

Proverbs 14:7-9 ESV / 11 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.

Psalm 14:1 ESV / 11 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 9:13-17 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The woman Folly is loud; she is seductive and knows nothing. She sits at the door of her house; she takes a seat on the highest places of the town, calling to those who pass by, who are going straight on their way, “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!” And to him who lacks sense she says, “Stolen water is sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.”

1 Timothy 3:5 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God's church?

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.

Jeremiah 10:14 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Every man is stupid and without knowledge; every goldsmith is put to shame by his idols, for his images are false, and there is no breath in them.

Ecclesiastes 2:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Then I saw that there is more gain in wisdom than in folly, as there is more gain in light than in darkness.

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