The Fool

What Does the Bible Say about Fools?

Which verse is it? It is Psalm’s 14:1

Tony Berard
2 min readOct 22, 2023


Let’s look at Psalm 14

1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

2 The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.

3 They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

4 Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not upon the Lord.

5 There were they in great fear: for God is in the generation of the righteous.

6 Ye have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the Lord is his refuge.

7 Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! when the Lord bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.

I have seen numerous videos on YouTube and read in other places what it meant here. The beginning of wisdom, according to the Bible, is this belief in God (and a bonus to worship him groveling on one’s belly). So, this verse is saying that since belief in God is the first wisdom, then non-belief in God is foolish. Thus, the verse is calling anyone not believing in the sky-daddy foolish.

Note that it is ok for the bible to call someone a fool in this way, but if someone else calls someone a fool, they are put to death.

Here’s the bible to back this up, according to Google:

“The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger, and his glory is to overlook a transgression” (Proverbs 19:11). Then Jesus said, “Whoever says, ‘You fool,’ shall be guilty enough to go into fiery hell” (Matthew 5:22c).

Thanks for reading me.



Tony Berard

I have lately been constructing arguments against God and the supernatural. I have proven that stuff doesn't exist with science equations. I aspire to be great.