This is Part Two in the series “24 Characteristics Of Fools From The Wisest Man Solomon.”
12. Fools love mischief like a game
Prov. 10:23 It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.
Prov. 13:19 The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.
Prov. 15:14 The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.
Prov. 20:3 It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.
13. Fools will serve the wise
Prov. 11:29 He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.
14. Fools follow their own rules and think they are right
Prov. 12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.
Prov. 28:26 He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.
No wonder God, through Solomon says:
Prov. 26:5 Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.
(See the caution concerning that in Prov. 26:4).
15. Fools do not restrain their emotions
Prov. 12:16 A fool‘s wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame.
Prov. 14:33 Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known.
Prov. 15:2 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
Prov. 17:28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
Prov. 18:7 A fool‘s mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.
Prov. 19:1 Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.
Prov. 29:11 A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.
Prov. 12:23 A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.
Prov. 13:16 Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.
16. Fools are proud
Prov. 14:3 In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
Prov. 30:32 If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up thyself, or if thou hast thought evil, lay thine hand upon thy mouth.
17. Stay away from fools
Prov. 13:20 He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
Prov. 14:7 Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.
18. Fools mock at sin
Prov. 14:9 Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.
19. Fools are brave when they should not be
Prov. 14:16 A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.
20. A fool is quick to get angry
Prov. 14:17 He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.
Prov. 19:3 The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the LORD.
21. Fools are wasteful
Prov. 21:20 There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.
22. Honour and joy are not for fools
Prov. 19:10 Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.
Prov. 26:1 As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool.
Prov. 26:7 The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.
Prov. 26:8 As he that bindeth a stone in a sling, so is he that giveth honour to a fool.
Prov. 26:9 As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth of fools.
23. Do not rely on a fool
Prov. 26:6 He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and drinketh damage.
24. People who are worse than fools
Prov. 26:12 Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
Prov. 29:20 Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
Let us be wise and follow Jesus rather than foolishness.
If you missed Part One see:
For more on characteristics see:
shelpeare (author) on October 15, 2011:
Thanks. God bless you too.
Judah's Daughter from Roseville, CA on May 05, 2011:
You know, some of these are not as easy to understand, written in the poetic King James translation; so, I discovered something when I looked up Prov 26:7! The KJV states, "The legs of the lame are not equal: so [is] a parable in the mouth of fools." Well, I know Jesus spoke in parables ~ this is why I looked it up in other versions. The NAS (as well as many others) puts it this way, "Like the legs which are useless to the lame, So is a proverb in the mouth of fools." So, a 'parable' is a 'proverb'! And, just as the 'fools' did not understand the 'parables' Jesus spoke, they do not understand the 'proverbs'. I certainly have to study to get more understanding....and I thank God He is faithful to teach me! God bless you!
shelpeare (author) on May 05, 2011:
Thanks Lady-E and Guyana Masala.
Guyana Masala from New Jersey on May 03, 2011:
...& part 2 was just as enlightening as part 1! LOL
You really have something here. Nice hub.
Elena from London, UK on May 02, 2011:
Inspiring and Interesting read.
Money can't buy Wisdom. Great share.