Foolishness
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The quality of being foolish.

2. (n.) A foolish practice; an absurdity.

Greek
3472. moria -- foolishness
... foolishness. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: moria Phonetic Spelling:
(mo-ree'-ah) Short Definition: folly, absurdity Definition: folly ...
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877. aphrosune -- foolishness
... foolishness. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: aphrosune Phonetic
Spelling: (af-ros-oo'-nay) Short Definition: want of sense, foolishness ...
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454. anoia -- folly, foolishness
... folly, foolishness. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: anoia Phonetic
Spelling: (an'-oy-ah) Short Definition: folly, madness Definition: folly ...
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3474. moros -- dull, stupid, foolish
... Word Origin a prim. word Definition dull, stupid, foolish NASB Word Usage fool
(1), foolish (7), foolish things (1), foolishness (1), fools (2). foolish. ...
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3471. moraino -- to be foolish
... moraino Phonetic Spelling: (mo-rah'-ee-no) Short Definition: I make foolish, taint,
make useless Definition: (a) I make foolish, turn to foolishness, (b) I ...
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3473. morologia -- foolish talking
... grip) on reality. This is the "talk of fools, involving foolishness and sinning
together" (R. Trench, 121). See 3474 (). Word Origin ...
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Strong's Hebrew
5531. sikluth -- folly
... folly. Word Origin from sakal Definition folly NASB Word Usage folly (5),
foolishness (1). folly, foolishness. Or sikluwth (Eccl. ...
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5039. nebalah -- senselessness, disgrace
... NASB Word Usage act of folly (2), disgraceful act (1), disgraceful acts (1),
disgraceful thing (3), folly (3), foolishly (1), foolishness (1), nonsense (1). ...
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200. ivveleth -- folly
... Word Origin from the same as evil Definition folly NASB Word Usage folly (17),
foolish (1), foolishly (1), foolishness (6). folly, foolishness. ...
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3689. kesel -- loins, stupidity, confidence
... Word Origin from kasal Definition loins, stupidity, confidence NASB Word Usage
confidence (4), folly and the foolishness (1), foolish (1), loins (6), thighs (1 ...
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5528. sakal -- to be foolish or a fool
... to be foolish or a fool NASB Word Usage acted foolishly (2), acted...foolishly
(1), done* (1), done...foolishly (1), foolishly (1), foolishness (2), make (1 ...
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Library

Of the Foolishness of the Cross.
... XXXVI."Of the Foolishness of the Cross. I have spoken of the twofold sign
whence death proceeded, and again I have said that thence ...
/.../commodianus/the instructions of commodianus/xxxvi of the foolishness of the.htm

Of Wisdom and Foolishness.
... Chap. LVII."Of Wisdom and Foolishness. These things indeed are said with
acuteness; but we are able very readily to reply to them. ...
/.../lactantius/the divine institutes/chap lvii of wisdom and foolishness.htm

Of the Foolishness of the Philosophers.
... Chap. XL."Of the Foolishness of the Philosophers. There are innumerable sayings
and doings of the philosophers, by which their foolishness may be shown. ...
/.../lactantius/the divine institutes/chap xl of the foolishness of.htm

Foolishness of Preaching.
... Book I. Chapter LXII."Foolishness of Preaching. "Therefore Caiaphas,
again looking at me, and sometimes in the way of warning ...
/.../unknown/recognitions of clement /chapter lxii foolishness of preaching.htm

Of the Equity, Wisdom, and Foolishness of Christians.
... the divine institutes Book V. Of Justice. Chap. XVII."Of the Equity, Wisdom,
and Foolishness of Christians. I have explained the ...
/.../lactantius/the divine institutes/chap xvii of the equity wisdom.htm

Christ Crucified is an Offence and Foolishness to those who ...
... Book VI. Chapter XII. Christ crucified is an offence and foolishness to
those who declare that He was a mere man. The shock then ...
/.../cassian/the seven books of john cassian /chapter xii christ crucified is.htm

But Since Celsus Has Declared it to be a Saying of Many Christians ...
... But since Celsus has declared it to be a saying of many Christians, that "the wisdom
of this life is a bad thing, but that foolishness is good," we have to ...
/.../origen/origen against celsus/chapter xiii but since celsus.htm

The First Epistle to the Corinthians the Pauline Salutation of ...
... Marcion Only Perpetuates the Offence and Foolishness of Christ's Cross
by His Impious Severance of the Gospel from the Creator. ...
/.../tertullian/the five books against marcion/chapter v the first epistle to.htm

2 Cor. xi. 21
... paul the apostle. to the corinthians. Homily XXV. 2 Cor. xi. 21. 2 1 Corinthians
11:21 Yet whereinsoever any is bold, (I speak in foolishness,) I am bold also. ...
/.../homilies on the epistles of paul to the corinthians/homily xxv 2 cor xi.htm

When Confessing the Divinity of Christ we Ought not to Pass Over ...
... But we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling-block, to the Gentiles
foolishness: but to them that are saved, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power ...
/.../cassian/the seven books of john cassian /chapter viii when confessing the.htm

Thesaurus
Foolishness (30 Occurrences)
...Foolishness (30 Occurrences). Mark 7:22 covetings, wickedness, deceit, lustful
desires, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, and foolishness. ...
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Folly (68 Occurrences)
... Psalm 107:17 Proverbs 13:15; Proverbs 17:18, 19), with "sin" (Proverbs 24:9), with
the "scoffer" (same place); 'iwweleth, "foolishness" occurs (Psalm 38:5 ...
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Foolish (259 Occurrences)
... Mark 7:22 covetings, wickedness, deceit, lustful desires, an evil eye, blasphemy,
pride, and foolishness. (Root in WEB KJV ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS RSV). ...
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Madness (13 Occurrences)
... insanity. The words "mad" or "madness" occur 8 times, but usually in the
sense of paroxysms of passion, excitement, and foolishness. ...
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Fool (95 Occurrences)
... Psalm 107:17 Proverbs 13:15; Proverbs 17:18, 19), with "sin" (Proverbs 24:9), with
the "scoffer" (same place); 'iwweleth, "foolishness" occurs (Psalm 38:5 ...
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World's (21 Occurrences)
... Where your investigator of the questions of this present age? Has not God
shown the world's wisdom to be utter foolishness? (WEY). ...
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Mortar (16 Occurrences)
... mortar with a pestle.... yet will not his foolishness depart from him,"
ie it is inherent and ineradicable. Some have supposed an ...
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Ahithophel (17 Occurrences)
... Standard Bible Encyclopedia. AHITHOPHEL. a-hith'-o-fel ('achithophel, "brother of
foolishness," perhaps): The real leader of the Absalom rebellion against David ...
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Fools (53 Occurrences)
... (KJV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV). Proverbs 12:23 A prudent man keeps his knowledge,
but the hearts of fools proclaim foolishness. (WEB ...
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Preach (72 Occurrences)
... Corinthians 1:21 For seeing that in the wisdom of God, the world through its wisdom
didn't know God, it was God's good pleasure through the foolishness of the ...
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Concordance
Foolishness (30 Occurrences)

Mark 7:22
covetings, wickedness, deceit, lustful desires, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, and foolishness.
(WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV)

1 Corinthians 1:18
For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are dying, but to us who are saved it is the power of God.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Corinthians 1:20
Where is your wise man? Where your expounder of the Law? Where your investigator of the questions of this present age? Has not God shown the world's wisdom to be utter foolishness?
(WEY)

1 Corinthians 1:21
For seeing that in the wisdom of God, the world through its wisdom didn't know God, it was God's good pleasure through the foolishness of the preaching to save those who believe.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Corinthians 1:23
but we preach Christ crucified; a stumbling block to Jews, and foolishness to Greeks,
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Corinthians 1:25
Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Corinthians 2:14
Now the natural man doesn't receive the things of God's Spirit, for they are foolishness to him, and he can't know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
(WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Corinthians 3:19
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, "He has taken the wise in their craftiness."
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Corinthians 11:1
I wish that you would bear with me in a little foolishness, but indeed you do bear with me.
(WEB ASV NAS RSV NIV)

2 Corinthians 11:17
That which I speak, I don't speak according to the Lord, but as in foolishness, in this confidence of boasting.
(WEB ASV YLT NAS)

2 Corinthians 11:21
I speak by way of disparagement, as though we had been weak. Yet however any is bold (I speak in foolishness), I am bold also.
(WEB ASV YLT NAS)

2 Samuel 15:31
Someone told David, saying, "Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom." David said, "Yahweh, please turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 38:5
My wounds are loathsome and corrupt, because of my foolishness.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)

Psalms 69:5
God, you know my foolishness. My sins aren't hidden from you.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS)

Proverbs 12:23
A prudent man keeps his knowledge, but the hearts of fools proclaim foolishness.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS)

Proverbs 14:8
The wisdom of the prudent is to look well to his way; but the folly of fools is deceit.
(See NAS)

Proverbs 14:18
Foolish behaviour is the heritage of the simple, but men of good sense are crowned with knowledge.
(See NAS)

Proverbs 14:24
The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly.
(KJV WBS NAS)

Proverbs 15:2
The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
(KJV JPS WBS)

Proverbs 15:14
The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.
(KJV WBS)

Proverbs 19:3
The foolishness of man subverts his way; his heart rages against Yahweh.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS)

Proverbs 22:15
Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.
(KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS)

Proverbs 24:9
The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men.
(KJV JPS ASV WBS)

Proverbs 27:22
Though you grind a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with grain, yet his foolishness will not be removed from him.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS)

Ecclesiastes 2:2
I said of laughter, "It is foolishness;" and of mirth, "What does it accomplish?"
(WEB)

Ecclesiastes 7:25
I turned around, and my heart sought to know and to search out, and to seek wisdom and the scheme of things, and to know that wickedness is stupidity, and that foolishness is madness.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Ecclesiastes 10:1
Dead flies make the oil of the perfumer give out an evil smell; more valued is a little wisdom than the great glory of the foolish.
(See NAS)

Ecclesiastes 10:13
The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness; and the end of his talk is mischievous madness.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS RSV)

Isaiah 9:17
For this cause the Lord will have no pleasure in their young men, and no pity on their widows and the children without fathers: for they are all haters of God and evil-doers, and foolish words come from every mouth. For all this his wrath is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
(See NAS)

Isaiah 44:25
That frustrateth the tokens of the imposters, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish;
(See NAS)

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