["FRIVOLOUS FELLOWSHIP" - A Worksheet]
PART 1 - HIS MOUTH
A. The foolish person is predominantly associated with
speaking/talking/use of his mouth.
Chattering [babbling, prating] fool. Proverbs 10:8,10
- [Note on v. 10, differences between var. translations - The
Hebrew manuscripts say the same as v. 8b: "foolish talk /
babbling fool... (etc.)"; but the ancient Greek translations
(which some translators prefer) say: "Bold rebuke leads to peace."]
- The mouth of the fool.
- Proverbs 15:2 - gushes [spouts, pours out] folly [foolishness]
- Proverbs 15:14 - feeds on folly [foolishness]
- Proverbs 18:7 - brings his destruction/ruin
- Proverbs 26:7 - [about the uselessness of a proverb when he
- Proverbs 26:9 - [about the uselessness of a proverb when he
- The speech of a fool. Ecclesiastes 5:3 - associated with lots of
- Multiplies words / keeps on talking. Ecclesiastes 10:14
- Consumed by his own lips. Ecclesiastes 10:12
- Making rash promises/vows; God not pleased with such people.
B. If he would only keep quiet... he would be thought wise! Proverbs 17:28
PART 2 - HIS HEART
A. The heart/mind of fools...
A source of folly [foolishness]. Proverbs 12:23
- In the house of pleasure [mirth, a good time].
B. Pleasure-oriented/light-hearted (connected with the "house of
pleasure" in the previous section). [Also associated with the
presence of words.]
The song [praise] of fools. Ecclesiastes 7:5
- Laughter of fools. Ecclesiastes 7:6
- Note also Ecclesiastes 2:2, which describes laughter (if it is
the focus of one's life) as foolish [madness].
Dennis Hinks © 1999
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