Episode 13: The Profile of a Fool, According to Proverbs. Part A

DESCRIPTION: In this “experimental” episode, Jack is off the script with a list of proverbs about fools and foolishness. It’s a frank and down-to-earth discussion comparing our intended role as people created in God’s image and likeness to the schemes that the fool would rather play out instead. NOTE: All the Bible passages used in the episode appear below for your convenience.

For your convenience, I have listed all the scriptures used in this episode below. You may find it helpful to have this page open while you listen.

Proverbs 7:9 This only have I found: God created mankind upright, but they have gone in search of many schemes.”


ESV Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;
    fools despise wisdom and instruction.

ESV Proverbs 1:22 “How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple?
How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing and fools hate knowledge?

NIV Proverbs 14:8 The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways,
    but the folly of fools is deception.

NIV Proverbs 8:5 You who are simple, gain prudence;
    you who are foolish, set your hearts on it. (NIV footnote says that the Hebrew here means “instruct your minds”.)

NIV Proverbs 10:21 The lips of the righteous nourish many, but fools die for lack of sense.

NIV Proverbs 12:23 The prudent keep their knowledge to themselves, but a fool’s heart blurts out folly.

NIV Proverbs 14:7 Leave the presence of a fool, for there you do not meet words of knowledge.

ESV Proverbs 14:16 One who is wise is cautious[d] and turns away from evil, but a fool is reckless and careless.

NIV Proverbs 14:16 The wise fear the Lord and shun evil, but a fool is hotheaded and yet feels secure.


NIV Proverbs 13:19 A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil.

ESV Proverbs 13:19 A desire fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but to turn away from evil is an abomination to fools.

YLT Proverbs 13:19 A desire accomplished is sweet to the soul, And an abomination to fools [is]: Turn from evil.

NASB Proverbs 13:19 Desire realized is sweet to the soul, but it is an abomination to fools to turn away from evil.

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