Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #191: 'eviyl (pronounced ev-eel')

from an unused root (meaning to be perverse); (figuratively) silly:--fool(-ish) (man).

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:


1) be foolish, foolish

1a) (substantive)

1a1) of one who despises wisdom

1a2) of one who mocks when guilty

1a3) of one who is quarrelsome

1a4) of one who is licentious

Part of Speech: adjective masculine

Relation: from an unused root (meaning to be perverse)


This word is used 26 times:

Job 5:2: "For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly"
Job 5:3: "I have seen the foolish but suddenly I cursed his habitation."
Psalms 107:17: " Fools because of their transgression, are afflicted."
Proverbs 1:7: "of the LORD is the beginning but fools despise wisdom and instruction."
Proverbs 7:22: "goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;"
Proverbs 10:8: "will receive but a prating fool shall fall."
Proverbs 10:10: "causeth but a prating fool shall fall."
Proverbs 10:14: "men lay up knowledge: of the foolish is near destruction."
Proverbs 10:21: "of the righteous feed but fools die for want of wisdom."
Proverbs 11:29: "his own house shall inherit and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart."
Proverbs 12:15: "The way of a fool is right but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise."
Proverbs 12:16: " A fool's wrath is presently but a prudent man covereth shame."
Proverbs 14:3: "In the mouth of the foolish is a rod but the lips of the wise shall preserve"
Proverbs 14:9: " Fools make a mock at sin: the righteous there is favor."
Proverbs 15:5: " A fool despiseth his father's but he that regardeth reproof is prudent."
Proverbs 16:22: "of life it: but the instruction of fools is folly."
Proverbs 17:28: "Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding."
Proverbs 20:3: "to cease but every fool will be meddling."
Proverbs 24:7: "Wisdom is too high for a fool: not his mouth in the gate."
Proverbs 27:3: "is heavy, and the sand but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both."
Proverbs 27:22: "Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle,"
Proverbs 29:9: "man contendeth a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no"
Isaiah 19:11: "Surely the princes of Zoan are fools, the counsel of the wise counselors of Pharaoh"
Isaiah 35:8: "pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err"
Jeremiah 4:22: "For my people is foolish, known me; they are sottish children,"
Hosea 9:7: "Israel shall know it: the prophet is a fool, the spiritual man is mad, for"

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