Foolish-Fool- Word Study For April What Do They Mean

Bible First, Greek, commentaries, and the teaching part last, my in put.

Rom_1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

Rom_2:20 An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law.

Rom_10:19 But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you.

1Co_1:20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

1Co_1:27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

Gal_3:1 O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?

Gal_3:3 Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?

Eph_5:4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.

1Ti_6:9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.

2Ti_2:23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.

Tit_3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.

Tit_3:9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.

1Co 1:25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

1Co 1:26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:

Fool Gospels.

Only used two times -Fool in Gospels.

I will touch on the true meaning of calling someone a fool text-Matt 5:22. I did a post on this topic before, when I do not remember. WE learn by being told again and again, calling to our memory as we read in 1Pet ch 1.

2Pe 1:12 Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth.

2Pe 1:13 Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance;

So, this to some will be stirring up your remembrance to what you already know, to others it will be new information.

The Main text Matt 5:22

Mat 5:22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

Luk 12:20 But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?


From G1 (as a negative particle) and G5424; properly mindless, that is, stupid, (by implication) ignorant, (specifically) egotistic, (practically) rash, or (morally) unbelieving: - fool (-ish), unwise.

In Matt 5:22 , we must look first at the word Raca, anfd next fool.


Of Chaldee origin (compare [H7386]); O empty one, that is, thou worthless (as a term of utter vilification): - Raca.

Hebrew comparison;


רֵק רֵיק
rêyq rêq
rake, rake
From H7324; empty; figuratively worthless: - emptied (-ty), vain (fellow, man).


From a derivative of μύω muō (to shut the mouth); a secret or “mystery” (through the idea of silence imposed by initiation into religious rites): - mystery.

Fool; Greek


Probably form the base of G3466; dull or stupid (as if shut up), that is, heedless, (morally) blockhead, (apparently) absurd: - fool (-ish, X -ishness)

What does, 'If we call anyone a fool we are in danger of hell.'.

Mat 5:22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.


For our Lord, intending to shew his hearers that the punishment of causeless anger, contemptuous speeches, and abusive names, shall, in the life to come, bear a proportion to the guilt which is in these sins......

Clarke On Fool;

Thou fool - Moreh, probably from מרה marah, to rebel, a rebel against God, apostate from all good. This term implied, among the Jews, the highest enormity, and most aggravated guilt. Among the Gentoos, such an expression was punished by cutting out the tongue, and thrusting a hot iron, of ten fingers breadth, into the mouth of the person who used it. Code of Gentoo Laws, chap. 15: sec. 2. p. 212.

Now that was harsh treatment. wow.

Last Webster on fool; NOTE in Webster it does not separate the different Greek word usage for fool. This gives the meaning of both, keep this in mind.

FOOL, n. [Heb.]

1. One who is destitute of reason, or the common powers of understanding; an idiot. Some persons are born fools, and are called natural fools; others may become fools by some injury done to the brain.

2. In common language, a person who is somewhat deficient in intellect, but not an idiot; or a person who acts absurdly; one who does not exercise his reason; one who pursues a course contrary to the dictates of wisdom.

Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.

3. In scripture, fool is often used for a wicked or depraved person; one who acts contrary to sound wisdom in his moral deportment; one who follows his own inclinations, who prefers trifling and temporary pleasures to the service of God and eternal happiness.

The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God. Psa 14.

4. A weak christian; a godly person who has much remaining sin and unbelief.

O fools, and slow of heart to believe all the prophets have written. Luke 24.

Also, one who is accounted or called a food by ungodly men. 1 Cor 4:10.

5. A term of indignity and reproach.

To be thought knowing, you must first put the fool upon all mankind.

6. One who counterfeits folly; a buffoon; as a king's fool.

I scorn, although their drudge, to be their fool or jester.

1. To play the fool, to act the buffoon; to jest; to make sport.

2. To act like one void of understanding.

To put the fool on, to impose on; to delude.

To make a fool of, to frustrate; to defeat; to disappoint.

FOOL, v.i. To trifle; to toy; to spend time in idleness, sport or mirth.

Is this a time for fooling?

FOOL, v.t.

1. To treat with contempt; to disappoint; to defeat; to frustrate; to deceive; to impose on.

When I consider life, 'tis all a cheat; for fooled with hope, men favor the deceit.

2. To infatuate; to make foolish.

3. To cheat; as, to fool one out of his money.

1. To fool away, to spend in trifles, idleness, folly, or without advantage; as, to fool away time.

2. To spend for things of no value or use; to expend improvidently; as, to fool away money.

FOOL, n. A liquid made of gooseberries scalded and pounded, with cream.

WE need to at times spiritually cut out our tongue and be silent and just listen.

This metaphor and truth Jesus taught, 'if your right eye offend thee, pluck it out, it is better to go to haven maimed, then to hello fire with all your body members- This is what is the meaning -in context on this.

It means you can not stand in Judgment on a person, the judgment of hell fire, if the person is truly saved, correction of foolish , false doctrine yes. Many think and neo libs, Evangelicals have been taught to call a man a fool in the different Greek terms given is all over the bible. Paul wrote on it a lot, and said to the Church at Galatia, thou fools..........Speaking of falling from salvation by faith and back to salvation by ceremonial laws.

Paul told Timothy to , Avoid Foolish babbling and fairy tails and genealogies... rebuke, correct, exhort with all authority.

The need to point out doctrinal serious issues, false doctrines, it is the job of everyone reading this to be your brothers keeper, applying Ezec. Ch 3 and 33, at times, the bible says, 'as iron sharpeneth iron, so brother sharpeneth brother', also the book of Proverbs says a lot on the wise , if rebuked, corrected, you have something pointed out, he becomes wiser, meaning all Believers, all...the wise and ready remnant bride ones, we must take correction and if true and good, from God, embrace it, learn and change if you need in some areas.

So, each time you may say fool to someone, in the literal sense you are saying Raca, this verse has been written on so much regarding degrees of punishment, I will cover that one later.

Fool in general, not fool going to hell.;

When you may not know, and no one should blast anyone if in disagreement and resort to saying your on your way to hell, I get that one a lot, 'no.. I am on my way to heaven by the lords Keeping Grace'. That is the point.

My point in a nut shell, ' We can not pronounce someone is going to hell if truly saved, God knows and he is our Judge thank God for that. What does God think, who cares what a person thinks. WE do say fool you are on your way to hell in outreach, evangelism, non -believer encounters, yes not fellow true believers.

Division on all fronts, Christianity is far from exempt as wee today, and in Church History.

OK! fool LOL. (Raca not thou fool), back to sound doctrine, but the lord loves you).

"What doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God."-- Mic_6:8.

MICAH WAS a man of the people, and a true patriot. In his day, the political outlook was dark in the extreme, and the prophet felt that one thing only could save his country, and that was a deep and widespread revival of religion. To the inquiry of the people as to whether Jehovah desired the sacrifice of animals, or little children, who were immolated by the heathen people around in order to rid their consciences from sin, the answer came that God required something more spiritual and searching: "He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good, etc."

Let us make this threefold message our own. To do justly, giving not a fraction less than can be rightly claimed from us. Every one of us must acknowledge the righteous claims of our home-circle, and of our neighbours, and we must adjust these claims, giving each his due.

Let us love mercy. There are some who have perhaps forfeited all claim on our mercy--the prisoner, the fallen, the helpless, our enemies--we must help all these not grudgingly, but cheerfully and willingly. Do not try to love mercy till you begin to show it. Dare to step out into a life of unselfish beneficence, and as you do so, you will come to love it. St. James insists that pure religion as much consists in visiting the widow and fatherless in their affliction as in keeping oneself unspotted from the world.

Let us also walk humbly with God, not lagging behind, nor running before, but walking with Him, hand in hand. All down the ages, from Enoch onward, there have been those who walked with God in unstained robes. It is not in sacrifices, or rites, or church-going, or almsgiving, though these will follow afterwards, but in holy and humble living, that the heart of true religion is realized.

Is that all? No! What is to be done for those who have tried and failed, who are conscious of guilt and sin? In the closing verses of this book is the answer. There we learn that God will not only forgive, but will subdue our iniquities. He will turn again and have compassion upon us, and cast all our sins into the depths of the sea. He delighteth in mercy! Who is a God like unto Thee?

O Lord, may Thy all-powerful grace make me as perfect as Thou hast commanded me to be. AMEN.

1Co 1:27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

1Co 1:28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:

1Co 1:29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.

Foolish Greek


From G3474; silliness, that is, absurdity: - foolishness.

Foolish Greek Other usage-

Gal 3:1 O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?


From G1 (as a negative particle) and a derivative of G3539; unintelligent; by implication sensual: - fool (-ish), unwise.